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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


30th December 2021

Warning on vitamin B12 deficiency for vegans and vegetarians

In the run up to Veganuary leading researchers are warning of the dangers of a quiet epidemic of vitamin B12 deficiency in people who follow increasingly popular plant-based diets. Plant-based diets (vegetarian or vegan) are becoming significantly more popular as people look to adopt a diet that...


22nd December 2021

New research has helped unravel the role of a key molecule in cholestatic liver disease

Researchers from the Quadram Institute, University of East Anglia and Technische Universität Braunschweig found that, in mice, a key metabolic regulator triggers cells in the immune system to attack liver cells, progressing the disease. Uncovering the role of this molecule, called SIRT 1, opens...


8th December 2021

How the body uses fat to fight infection

New research from the University of East Anglia and Quadram Institute reveals how our immune cells use the body’s fat stores to fight infection. The research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, could help develop new approaches to treating people with bacterial infections....


17th November 2021

Beating biofilms: new study identifies essential genes for bacterial survival in the environment

Scientists from the Quadram Institute at the Norwich Research Park have made an important discovery into the workings of bacterial communities. Using a newly developed method, they have discovered the genes used by bacteria to live within complex communities called biofilms. This could lead...


17th November 2021

Same day test identifies secondary infections in COVID-19 patients

A same-day test has been shown to successfully identify secondary infections for patients on intensive care in hours rather than days, according to research from Guy’s and St Thomas’ and the Quadram Institute. The DNA sequencing-based test was evaluated by doctors in the intensive...


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