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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 2019

International collaboration targets Salmonella Typhi

Despite continued history as one of the major water-related diseases, much is still unknown about the biology of the bacterial agent of typhoid fever, Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), particularly in relation to factors governing its persistence and fate in the environment. This pathogen...

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17th December 2019

£100K award from Breast Cancer Now to study whether gut bacteria could help prevent spread of breast cancer

Leading researchers from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been awarded £100,000 by charity Breast Cancer Now to investigate whether bacteria in the gut could be manipulated to help prevent the spread of breast cancer. With new funding, Dr...

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16th December 2019

Diagnosing infections earlier in preterm babies with real time genomic analysis

By harnessing next generation sequencing techniques, the team from the Quadram Institute and the Earlham Institute (EI) have shown that they can rapidly and reliably identify the microbes present in a preterm baby’s stool sample that may cause life-threatening conditions such as sepsis or...

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10th December 2019

Developing gut cell network analysis to understand intestinal diseases

A team of scientists from the Norwich Research Park have applied network analysis to the study of cells in the gut that are crucial to health. By employing their methods to organoids grown from human gut cells, they hope to disentangle the complex gene...

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7th December 2019

Lindsay Hall receives research accolade

Dr Lindsay Hall has received the Wain Medal from the University of Kent. The accolade is annually given to an outstanding UK-based young scientist doing research in biochemistry. The University of Kent established the annual medal and award in memory of Professor Louis Wain...

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