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29th March 2019

New searchable UK composition of foods website available

Food Databanks, in collaboration with Public Health England, has launched a new UK Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset (CoFID) searchable website ( The website allows users to search the current McCance and Widdowson dataset. First published in book form in 1940, CoFID contains reference...


27th March 2019

New method released that standardises simulation of digestion

Cathrina Edwards from the Quadram Institute contributed to a new standard method for simulating the digestion of food, which was published in the journal Nature Protocols in March 2019. The method was developed by 27 different partner institutes collaborating in the EU-funded COST Action...

Salmonella bacteria tagged green associating with a cellular autophagy protein (red) Image by Isabelle Hautefort and Anne-Claire Jacomin

26th March 2019

Evolutionary arms race pits our cellular defence mechanisms against invading bacteria

A new systemic analysis of the complex molecular interactions between bacteria and our own cells has mapped out an arms race that may provide clues to what makes bacteria successful invaders. The analysis focused on autophagy, which is a vital process in the defence...


22nd March 2019

Review highlights potential of metagenomic diagnostics

In the battle to combat antimicrobial resistance, better and more rapid diagnostic tests are urgently needed to detect potential pathogens so that the most appropriate treatment can be prescribed. Justin O’Grady from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia on the Norwich...


21st March 2019

Agreement aligns Quadram Institute and University of Newcastle, Australia to tackle global food and health challenges

Quadram Institute Bioscience and the University of Newcastle, Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperation and a stronger relationship between the two organisations. Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), a partner on the Norwich Research Park and the University of Newcastle, a research-intensive...


15th March 2019

Food Safety Bioinformatics Hackathon

Quadram Institute Bioscience is hosting a 3-day food safety bioinformatics hackathon 2-4 June. The workshop aims at finding ways to translate bioinformatics tools into robust procedures and workflows for application in public health. The hackathon has been funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...

Lindsay Hall

14th March 2019

Lindsay Hall awarded prestigious WH Pierce Prize by the Society for Applied Microbiology

Dr Lindsay Hall has won the prestigious W H Pierce Prize, which is awarded by the Society for Applied Microbiology to a young microbiologist who has made a substantial contribution to the science of applied microbiology. Lindsay and her team are studying the interactions...


13th March 2019

Quadram Institute to support agrifood innovation

Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) is helping to boost innovation across Europe, as two projects it is involved with are to receive funding from The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food. The projects are part of a €56.4m investment by EIT Food into...


5th March 2019

$1.2 Million Grant for One Health approach to study bacteria behind diarrheal disease

Finding new ways of combatting the leading bacterial cause of human gastroenteritis is the target of a new project funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Scientists from the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park and The Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF)...


4th March 2019

New test to combat buffalo mozzarella fraud uncovers mislabelled products

Scientists from the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park have developed a test that differentiates between buffalo and cow’s milk, and between the cheeses made from them. Applying the test to commercial products, they found that many restaurant meals and supermarket pizzas claiming...


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