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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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31st December 2017

Highlights of 2017

2017 has been a year of change for the Quadram Institute. On 28th April, the Institute Of Food Research transitioned into Quadram Institute Bioscience in preparation for the opening of the Quadram Institute in 2018. This is bringing together our research teams, with those from the...

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19th December 2017

New insights into how our bodies maintain a beneficial relationship with our gut microbes

Our gut hosts a community of trillions of microbes, called the gut microbiota, and we are becoming increasingly aware that this has significant effects on many aspects of our health. However, the molecular mechanisms underpinning this interaction remain elusive. New research led by Dr...

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27th November 2017

Quadram Institute a Collaboration Partner in the New £26 million National Biofilms Innovation Centre

The UK’s world-class expertise in the research of biofilms has been recognised through the launch of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC). Supported by a commitment of £26 million over the next 5 years, including £12.5M funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...

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14th November 2017

The MRC CLIMB Project Receives Honours in 2017 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

The MRC-funded Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, in Denver, Colorado. CLIMB was awarded the following honours: “Best...

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18th October 2017

Network science unravels the secrets of the evolution of Salmonella’s disease adaptations

A new resource created by scientists at the Norwich Research Park is helping to uncover what makes certain strains of bacteria more dangerous than others. There are many different types of Salmonella bacteria, most of which have adapted to live in the guts of...

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