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
The aim of the project is to develop microbes andanaerobic microbial processes applying marine macroalgae feedstock for production of health promoting bioactive ingredients in feed
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
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
The advantage of slowly digestible starch (SDS) is that it is a source of sustained glucose release and stabilizes blood glucose levels
The worldwide prevalence of obesity has tripled between 1975-2016 (WHO)