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10th February 2022

Prof Martin Warren appointed Chief Scientific Officer

Professor Martin Warren has been appointed as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) for the Quadram Institute following an internal competition. The CSO role is pivotal to the development of the Institute’s scientific strategy and the scientific leadership of QIB. Martin will now take up the...

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13th January 2022

Eagle Genomics and Quadram Institute’s new strategic partnership to accelerate microbiome analysis through AI-augmented knowledge discovery platform

Eagle Genomics, the Deep Tech software business pioneering the application of network science to biology, and the Quadram Institute, a world-leading institute creating new interfaces between food science, gut biology, and human health, are pleased to announce a new partnership committed to promoting the...

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Ruminococcus gnavus (green) in the mucus layer (red) of the gut lining (gut cell nuclei are blue). Image by Laura Vaux, Juge Group, the Quadram Institute

10th January 2022

Blood and guts: new link uncovered between the gut microbiome and blood groups

Researchers have discovered that a common member of the human gut microbiome has a specific preference for blood group A antigens. This specificity may give it an advantage when foraging for sugars, allowing it to colonise the gut more easily. The presence of the...

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18th December 2015

Ugandan mushroom project brings hope to orphans in Africa

Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world, making life for its most vulnerable inhabitants even tougher. But one orphanage caring for abandoned children has been giving fresh hope as part of a larger project aimed to help Ugandans improve their livelihoods,...

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7th December 2015

Study points to how gut bacteria evolved host specificity

The microbiota, the complex microbial community that we host in our gut, influences a number of different processes in our bodies, including metabolism and immunity. A change in the composition of the gut microbiota has been associated with a number of diseases. As we...

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5th November 2015

Tying up the ends of Tanzania’s meat supply chain

Dr Gary Barker is a partner in Livestock, Livelihoods and Health, a collaborative research programme focused on livestock diseases, and how they affect the people of Tanzania. Livestock management is vital to many in Tanzania, but is facing challenges such as urbanisation, climate change...

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28th October 2015

Rapid genome analysis enhancing analysis of epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance in microbial pathogens

A new study from the Institute of Food Research could help us trace sources of microbial infections more quickly. It uses a computer program to analyse large amounts of genome sequence data, without the need for large, powerful computer equipment, making this sort of...

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28th October 2015

Processed meat and cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR)’s announcement that processed meat is a cause of cancer, and that red meat is a probable cause of cancer, needs to be taken in the context of what these classifications mean. Crucially, these classifications don’t indicate...

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22nd October 2015

Find out more about broccoli

Sunday’s BBC Countryfile programme on October 25 includes a feature on a variety of broccoli bred to contain higher levels of a compound called glucoraphanin. This broccoli, called Beneforté, is now being grown commercially in the UK and around the world and is available...

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16th October 2015

Would you like food poisoning with that?

It’s not a side order most of us would choose, yet over a million people in the UK suffer from some form of food poisoning each year. Arnoud van Vliet from IFR’s Food Safety Centre, gave the latest IFR Public Lecture last month. His...

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