Quadram Institute Bioscience Quadram Institute Bioscience

Recent understanding of how food and our gut microbiome interact is creating a fundamental shift in the way we will understand and address the impact of food on health.

The Quadram Institute has been established to be at the forefront of these new interfaces between food science, gut biology, human health and disease, capitalising on the world class bioscience cluster on the Norwich Research Park.

Postgraduate training is an integral part of our mission, and we aim to provide our students with transferable skills usable in a wide variety of career paths. We offer interdisciplinary studentships, many of which include opportunities to work with industrial partners, clinicians as well as the other world-leading institutes on the Norwich Research Park. Postgraduate students are supervised as members of small interactive research teams by scientists with international reputations in their fields. The student-led Quadram Student Forum also provides support, mentoring, and a range of activities and events.

The Quadram Institute is undertaking research across four interconnected research themes: gut microbes, food innovation and health, food safety and population health. Our science is highly interdisciplinary, involving microbiologists, clinicians, genome scientists, nutrition researchers and bioinformaticians working together to address global problems in food and health.

As a first step to realising the ambition of the Quadram Institute, the Institute of Food Research realigned its science strategy to deliver to the vision of the new Institute and transitioned into Quadram Institute Bioscience.

The Quadram Institute brings together researchers from Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH), housed together in a brand new state-of-the-art building at the heart of the Norwich Research Park and its community of 3,000 scientists. The building also hosts a Clinical Research Facility and the NNUH Regional Endoscopy Facility, bringing fundamental and translational researchers together with clinicians to meet our common goal of global recognition for research excellence and clinical expertise, and impact on patient care and outcomes.

Applications are always welcome from students who have or hope to gain scholarships or wish to self-fund their studies. You will find further details at:




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