Our Science

Vision: to understand how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease....



Our mission: to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food....


Our Targets

Our research targets some of the major challenges that face society, where our bioscience...


As Director I am delighted to welcome you to the Quadram Institute.

Prof. Ian Charles

Prof. Ian Charles, Director of Quadram Institute

The Institute’s mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food. We are achieving this by bringing together food and gastroenterology researchers and clinicians, under one roof, in a unique environment where collaboration, innovation and synergy across disciplines are promoted to address global challenges in human health, food and disease.

As a population, we are living longer. Here at the Quadram Institute we undertake to provide the best clinical care and the most innovative research to ensure longevity is complemented with good health.

Quadram Institute scientists are developing new foods and improving our understanding of how we can tailor nutritional intake to maximise our own person health.  We are also developing new ways of diagnosing and treating infections when they happen, as well as performing cutting-edge research that is revealing how maintaining a healthy microbiota (the bacterial population that lives in your gut) is critical to reducing the chances of developing conditions such as cancer and dementia.

By browsing through our website, find out more about the biological and clinical research of Quadram Institute Bioscience as well as discovering why the Quadram Institute Endoscopy Centre is providing an outstanding clinical environment for the patients and their families.

Discover how our food and health research is contributing to solving these major issues

Latest News

23rd March 2020

Quadram Institute joins UK launch of whole genome sequence to map spread of Coronavirus


28th February 2020

Professor Martin Warren to lead Quadram’s Food Innovation and Health programme

Martin Warren

26th February 2020

New pork nutrient data reflects pig production changes