The Quadram Institute is an interdisciplinary food, microbiome and health research centre based on the Norwich Research Park in the East of the UK. Our mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food and our vision is to understand how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease.
Competences & Capabilities
Our interdisciplinary expertise spans microbiology, food science, age-related disease, molecular biology, immunology, gut-brain axis, microbial epidemiology, bioinformatics, nutrition, food authenticity, microscopy, food databanks and metagenomics. We drive innovation in food, health & microbial studies. We house one of Europe’s largest endoscopy unit and a clinical research facility.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Increasing access to more nutritious plant foods
To further develop and test a digital platform as a supporting basis for creating and delivering personalised nutrition (PN) services in Europe via a non-profit organisation with payable services/memberships to cover operational costs. Services are scientifically validated and designed for use by companies, healthcare services, researchers, and professionals wanting to provide consumers with improved personalised nutrition advice and services.
Seaweed biomass is a promising, abundant but underutilized resource for industrial bioconversions.
Impact on sustainability, shelf life and nutritional value by vertically farmed leafy greens via a new local supply chain
Access to fresh produce is and will continue to be an issue in the densely populated European cities. Due to the long and complex supply chain up to 40% of the products ends as waste and the nutrient value of the remaining ones is often degenerated at time of consumption.
A massive on line open course will be designed and deliver in year 2020 focusing on the human microbiome and its impact on human health.
Lowering the rate of starch digestion is a unique opportunity to maintain normal blood glucose and insulin levels
European consumers are ever more aware that eating healthy is important (IRI, 2017), meanwhile obesity is still increasingly prevalent in almost all countries