At the Quadram Institute we create new interfaces between food science, gut biology, human health and disease. 

We work to understand at the mechanistic level how food and gut microbes promote human health. 

Our science investigates the microbial threats in food to improve food safety and reduce food waste. 

Our two strategic research programmes focus on the areas of Food, Microbiome and Health and Microbes and Food Safety. 

We are part of the cross-institute collaborative research programme Delivering Sustainable Wheat which addresses critical challenges in wheat health and yield and production in order to safeguard the future of this vital crop.

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Food, Microbiome and Health

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Microbes and Food Safety