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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...

cutting plants in a vertical farming kitchen garden

27th March 2024

Ro-Gro Launches Pioneering Biofortified Microgreens, thanks to Norwich scientists

In an industry first, vertical farm Ro-Gro has cultivated biofortified pea shoots with added Vitamin B12, available in Spring 2024 to retailers and hospitality. A joint collaboration between vertical farm Ro-Gro, plant and microbiology research institute the John Innes Centre, food and health bioscience...

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...

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...

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


14th December 2018

Award recognises fruitful collaboration with Jiangsu Province, China

Professor Arjan Narbad from the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park has received a prestigious award by China’s Jiangsu Province. The competitive award is presented to foreign nationals who have made significant contribution or formed successful collaborations with Jiangsu Province. Arjan was nominated...


14th December 2018

Different bacterial strains vary in their ability to restore the microbiome after antibiotic treatment

A new study from the Quadram Institute and Jiangnan University has highlighted how different strains of probiotic bacteria differed in their ability to restore the microbiota of mice that had received antibiotics. Antibiotics are administered to combat disease-causing bacteria, but their effects are indiscriminate...

Oscar Gonzalez

10th December 2018

Speed-breeding: from space to the benchtop

Scientists from the Norwich Research Park recently announced how they’ve adapted speed-breeding technology originally developed by NASA to improve the productivity of crop plant breeding programmes. Here Oscar Gonzalez from the Quadram Institute blogs about his role in this project. Oscar worked with colleagues...


8th December 2018

State-of-the-art endoscopy centre opens at Quadram Institute

The Gastroenterology department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has moved some of its services to the state-of-the-art Quadram Institute and welcomes its first patients on Monday 10th December. The multi-million pound facility on Norwich Research Park will be home to a...

Dr Alison Mather

8th November 2018

Alison Mather recognised as one of the UK’s Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018

Alison Mather has been named as one of 50 female leaders in healthcare business in the UK. Produced by BioBeat, 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018 emphasises the current role of women in leading, inspiring and innovating to ensure new technologies and treatments...


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