In preparation for the full opening of the Quadram Institute in mid-2018, the Institute of Food Research (IFR) has become Quadram Institute Bioscience. Its company number remains the same as does the registered office until it moves to the new building mid-2018.

Opening in 2018, the Quadram Institute will be at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health.

The Quadram Institute will bring together research teams from Quadram Institute Bioscience, with others from the University of East Anglia’s Faculty of Science and Norwich Medical School, as well as the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals’ regional gastrointestinal endoscopy unit.

The institute will have the capacity for 300 research staff and a further 100 staff supporting one of Europe’s largest endoscopy facilities. It will be engaged in fundamental and translational food and health research, alongside clinical studies, endoscopy and industry, working together to become a leading international hub for food and health research, combining scientific excellence and clinical expertise, delivering impacts on patient care and accelerating innovation.

Establishing the Quadram Institute maximises the impact of the unique world-class bioscience cluster based at the Norwich Research Park, including the excellent plant and microbial science at the John Innes Centre and computational science and sequencing expertise at the Earlham Institute.

Governance

Quadram Institute Bioscience is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status (registration number 1058499) and a Board of Trustee’s that oversee the Institute’ activities. Responsibility for day-to-day matters is delegated to the Institute Director and the Executive Board within an agreed and clearly understood framework of strategic control.
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