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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

Front entrance of the Quadram Institute

19th December 2023

Quadram Institute and Invest in ME Research announce new Research Fellowship for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

This is part of a groundbreaking initiative funded by the charity and this particular fellowship covers a two-year period, undertaking vital fundamental research into ME/CFS that will underpin the development of new treatments for this devastating disease. It is made possible through an exceptionally...


14th December 2023

The Invest in ME Research “Ian Gibson” Fellowship

In 2022, the Quadram Institute and UK charity Invest in ME Research announced its commitment to funding the first Postdoctoral Fellowship for research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS). This new position was created to continue and extend research into ME/CFS and builds on...


5th December 2023

Carving out a niche on food: new project targets food spoilage biofilms

Dr Laura Nolan from the Quadram Institute is to lead a new project to help combat food spoilage, after receiving a Future Leader Fellowship from UK Research & Innovation. Dr Nolan will lead research into Pseudomonas bacteria, which are the commonest cause of spoilage...

A digital illustration of DNA with blobs that resemble microbes

24th November 2023

New tools for antimicrobial resistance surveillance

A new project will tackle antimicrobial resistance by harnessing the latest genomic sequencing techniques to develop a “one stop shop” surveillance tool

A researcher swabbing a petri dish that is black with red and yellow colonies

9th November 2023

How genomics is countering antimicrobial resistant typhoid in Zimbabwe

A genomic survey of typhoid fever in Zimbabwe has shown how the bacteria behind recent outbreaks evolved extra levels of antimicrobial resistance. Researchers from the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory, Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia were part of the locally-led effort to trace...


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