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Ready to eat sandwiches in plastic containers

3rd April 2024

Scientists further our understanding of how a foodborne bacteria can survive in food preparation environments

In 2019, six people died from a listeria outbreak caused by contaminated ready-to-eat foods served in a number of hospitals across the UK. In light of this, scientists are now performing vital research which helps to understand how these pathogens can persist in ready-to-eat...

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The Director Professor Ian Charles smiling, with a backdrop of sparkling labs behind.

15th March 2024

Quadram Institute announces that Professor Ian Charles OBE will retire as Director and Chief Executive in October

Professor Charles joined as founding Director of Quadram in 2015 and during his time with us he has successfully developed the Quadram and its scientific vision to be at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions...

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Bacteria digital illustration

9th February 2024

Scientists at the Quadram Institute help secure multi-million-pound grants to create groundbreaking new technologies

The first of these Engineering Biology Mission Hub grants has been awarded to a group aiming to use biology to recover and recycle rare earth minerals, led by principal investigator Professor Martin Warren of the Quadram Institute and University of Kent. The consortium includes...

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A circular plate of reddish-brown agar jelly streaked over thwo thirds of the surface with Yersinia enterocolitica bacteria

22nd January 2024

Genomics reveals potential underappreciated threat to food safety

Yersinia enterocolitica bacteria may be an underappreciated potential pathogen in the food chain

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18th December 2015

Ugandan mushroom project brings hope to orphans in Africa

Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world, making life for its most vulnerable inhabitants even tougher. But one orphanage caring for abandoned children has been giving fresh hope as part of a larger project aimed to help Ugandans improve their livelihoods,...

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7th December 2015

Study points to how gut bacteria evolved host specificity

The microbiota, the complex microbial community that we host in our gut, influences a number of different processes in our bodies, including metabolism and immunity. A change in the composition of the gut microbiota has been associated with a number of diseases. As we...

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5th November 2015

Tying up the ends of Tanzania’s meat supply chain

Dr Gary Barker is a partner in Livestock, Livelihoods and Health, a collaborative research programme focused on livestock diseases, and how they affect the people of Tanzania. Livestock management is vital to many in Tanzania, but is facing challenges such as urbanisation, climate change...

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28th October 2015

Rapid genome analysis enhancing analysis of epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance in microbial pathogens

A new study from the Institute of Food Research could help us trace sources of microbial infections more quickly. It uses a computer program to analyse large amounts of genome sequence data, without the need for large, powerful computer equipment, making this sort of...

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28th October 2015

Processed meat and cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR)’s announcement that processed meat is a cause of cancer, and that red meat is a probable cause of cancer, needs to be taken in the context of what these classifications mean. Crucially, these classifications don’t indicate...

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22nd October 2015

Find out more about broccoli

Sunday’s BBC Countryfile programme on October 25 includes a feature on a variety of broccoli bred to contain higher levels of a compound called glucoraphanin. This broccoli, called Beneforté, is now being grown commercially in the UK and around the world and is available...

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