Institute Of Food Research transitions into Quadram Institute Bioscience

27th April 2017

The new £multi-million food and health research centre that will become the state-of-the-art home for the Quadram Institute is on schedule to be complete by mid-2018.

As a first step to realising the ambition of the Quadram Institute, the Institute of Food Research(IFR) has realigned its science strategy to deliver to the vision of the new Institute.  In preparation for the full opening of the Quadram Institute in 2018, IFR transitioned into Quadram Institute Bioscience on April 28th 2017. Its company number remains the same as does the registered office until it moves to the new building mid-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.  It will bring together research teams from the Institute of Food Research, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) and the University of East Anglia, as well as NNUH’s regional gastrointestinal endoscopy unit.

The new institute is being funded by these partners and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).  The Quadram Institute will have the capacity for 300 research staff with 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.  It will combine scientific excellence and clinical expertise, delivering impacts on patient care and accelerating innovation.

The Quadram Institute will maximise 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.