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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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18th December 2013

New funding puts Norwich at the heart of green technologies

With over £5.5 million of funding over five years, researchers at the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre will help make the UK a world leader in industrial biotechnology.  Four of 13 new national ‘Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy’ announced by...

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13th December 2013

New method for quantifying stability of emulsions

A recent paper on using atomic force microscopy to study and measure properties of oil droplets, such as those in food emulsions, was featured on the back cover of the journal Soft Matter. Understanding, at the molecular level, more about emulsions, and how fats and...

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6th December 2013

Should we still take vitamin D supplements?

A new systematic review of evidence, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggests that low levels of vitamin D levels are a consequence of ill health, rather than a cause of it, casting strong doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements. Daniel Lock and...

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27th November 2013

Livestock-associated MRSA found in poultry

The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has identified the presence of Livestock-Associated Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) on a poultry farm. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/livestock-associated-mrsa-found-at-a-farm-in-east-anglia The discovery of this livestock-associated strain of MRSA in poultry should present a very low risk to human health, provided normal...

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27th November 2013

More than bread and beer: the National Collection of Yeast Cultures

A new video looks at the National Collection of Yeast Cultures, a BBSRC-funded National Capability at the Institute of Food Research. Brewers’ yeast, Saccharomyces cerivisae, features widely in products we consume daily in our billions across the world, but these ancient unicellular fungi are poised...

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