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Dr Andrew Grant is part of the Quadram Institute’s strategic research programme Microbes in the Food Chain - read more

last modified Jun 25, 2018 01:47 PM

Dr Andrew Grant, from the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge, is part of the Quadram Institute’s strategic research programme Microbes in the Food Chain. Supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) part of UK Research and Innovation.  This programme aims to generate critical data, exploit state-of-the-art technology and develop novel interventions to reduce the risk of foodborne illness and the spread of antimicrobial resistance in the food chain. Research themes within the programme (epidemiology and evolution of pathogens in the food chain​; microbial survival strategies used by pathogens to survive and grow; understanding microbial communities) support the Quadram Institute’s mission to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of diet and age-associated disease.

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The 2020 Marjory Stephenson Prize is awarded to Professor Julian Parkhill FRS, from the Dept of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

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