Microbial research at Norwich encompasses studies on bacteria, yeast and other fungi and viruses.
Over 30 research groups have interests ranging from fundamental studies of microbial genetics, physiology and metabolism through to strategic research relating to the roles of microbes in geochemical cycling, in human health and disease, and in agriculture both as plant pathogens and as plant growth promoters.
The industrial application of microbes is also an important research area and includes the roles of microbes in production of pharmaceuticals, in vaccine delivery and in the food industry.
Whilst many different themes can be identified within this broad spectrum of research the categories below offer just one way of presenting an overview of microbiology in Norwich. A description of some of the major microbial species being studied can also be found below.