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The Institute of Food Research Quadram is the only publicly funded UK research institute that focuses on the underlying science of food and health to address the global challenges of:

  • Food Security
  • Diet & Health
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Food Waste

Our mission is to be an international leader in research that addresses the fundamental relationships between food and health, food and the gut and the sustainability of the food chain in order to further the production of safe, healthy foods.

Competences & Capabilities

QI carries out fundamental and applied research into links between food and health, microbial food safety, and interactions between food, the microbiome and health.

Expertise includes:

  • Food health claims
  • Food structure
  • Microbial food safety
  • Food authenticity
  • Understanding the gut microbiome
  • Microbial ecology in the food chain
  • Valorization of food chain coproducts
  • Food databanks

QI works with the food industry to translate its research into new foods and technologies and provides evidence-based advice to ensure maximum societal benefit.


Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UA, United Kingdom


Dr Helene Savignac

Partner in the following EIT Food projects


Quality Information Services and Dietary Advice for Personalized Nutrition in Europe

The work includes: Programming the platform functionality with additional services (apps, diagnostics) with external business partners; Proof of principle trial in two countries using an innovative App (eNutri) to deliver personalized food recommendations to consumers; Implementing the full organisational and operational structure of Quisper including Scientific Advisory Board; Active engagement of partners, suppliers and end-users


Fermented seaweed based novel feed additives - SEAFEED

The aim of the project is to develop microbes and anaerobic microbial processes applying marine microalgae feedstock for production of health promoting bioactive ingredients in feed