The Quadram Institute (QI) has been established on Norwich Research Park to harness world-class food and health bioscience, and address global challenges to healthy ageing.
It is a partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of East Anglia and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
The Institute’s vision is to understand how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease. By bringing together clinicians and researchers working in bioscience and genomics, through food and into health, QI creates a pipeline of research with the potential to create real solutions, for example by creating new foods with verified benefits to human health.
The Quadram Institute encompasses laboratories, a clinical research facility and one of Europe’s largest gastrointestinal endoscopy centres. Our work links patients, clinicians and researchers to drive innovations in food and the treatment of chronic conditions. This collaboration has, for example, led to the deployment of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) to treat Clostridium difficile recurring infections, with plans to investigate its efficacy for other conditions.
The pipeline of research, from genome to plant to food to gastro intestinal (GI) tract to health, is generating new foods with verified benefits to human health through enhanced nutritional qualities or physical structure.
By discovering what constitutes a healthy gut microbiome we will understand how this links to a range of diseases and find ways of altering the gut microbiome to improve health.
The mission of Quadram Institute is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food. Through Quadram Institute industry partnerships the institute works collaboratively to translate our science to benefit patients, consumers and society. Find out more