Delivering to our mission is the responsibility of our research group leaders, recognised experts in their fields who manage interdisciplinary research groups. As well as carrying out excellent research, groups host PhD students, reflecting the importance the Quadram Institute places on training the next generation of food and health scientists. Group leaders are encouraged to maximise the societal impacts from their research, driving innovation.


Alison Mather

Epidemiology, genomics and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria

Narbad group

Arjan Narbad

Translational microbiome

Hazard group

Brittany Hazard

Improving the health impact of wheat starch

Cat Edwards Group

Cathrina Edwards

Optimising nutrient release from plant-based foods

Cynthia Whitchurch

Bacterial lifestyles

Evelien Adriaenssens

Gut viruses & viromics

Falk Hildebrand

Microbial Genomes, Strains and Evolution

Warren Group

Fred Warren

Starch breakdown in the digestive tract

Gemma Langridge

Bacterial niche adaptation

John Wain

Bacterial diversity and tropical infections

Hall Group

Lindsay Hall

Early life microbiota-host interactions

Maria Traka

Pallen group

Mark Pallen

Bacterial Genomics and Metagenomics

Webber group

Mark Webber

Investigating the evolution of antimicrobial resistance

Martin Warren

Synthetic biology and biosynthetic pathways

Web banner yellow and white dishes on a green background. Plastic utensils. Ecological problem. Kitchen. Culinary blog.

Matthew Gilmour

Listeria and other invasive pathogens

Microscopy image of a large intestine stained for senescence

Naiara Beraza

Mechanisms regulating the gut-liver axis during health and disease

Juge group

Nathalie Juge

Glycobiology of host-microbe interactions in the gut

Nicol Janecko

Campylobacter in the food chain

Kroon group

Paul Kroon

Health benefits of dietary polyphenols

Microscopy image of Salmonella with a genomic map overlaid

Rob Kingsley

Pathogen variation

Carding group

Simon Carding

Gut microbes in health and disease

Stephen Robinson

Microbiota and vascular health

Tom Wileman

Viral activation of autophagy