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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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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...

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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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20th December 2022

First UK Food Safety Research Network projects funded to deliver safer foods

Six projects will receive £30,000-£62,000 of funding from the network. These projects were all selected as ready to initiate through the support of the network. Each project involves academic researchers partnering with commercial companies or government agencies in the food sector to deliver solutions...

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Katherine Seton

19th December 2022

Dr Katharine Seton receives funding to expand ME research

Katharine Seton from the Quadram Institute has been awarded a Solve M.E. Ramsay Research Grant to better understand premature ageing of the immune system in people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). The grant will build on current studies linking the immune response to...

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A microscopy image of a cross section of a tumour on a black background showing blood vessels in red and NRP1 & 2 in green and blue

13th December 2022

A Double Bind for Cancer

Hitting two targets at the same time may be the key to stopping the spread of aggressive cancers, according to research in mice. Researchers from the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia found that tumour growth could be stopped by simultaneously targeting two...

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A Petri dish filled with reddish agar on which streaks of greenish E coli bacteria are growing

12th December 2022

Tracking the global spread of antimicrobial resistance

An international research team has provided valuable new information about what drives the global spread of genes responsible for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria. The collaborative study, led by researchers at the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia, brought together experts from...

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A woman with blond hair wearing a red labcoat examines purple tomatoes in a greenhouse full of tomato plants.

29th November 2022

Diet and Health innovation boosted by new funding and partnership

The Quadram Institute and John Innes Centre will establish the Innovation Hub for Improving Health and Nutrition through Biofortification Hub to strengthen the UK’s position as a world-leader for research and commercialisation of biofortification – the development of crops, foods, feed and fodder with...

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