Government pumps £40 million into health research hub
Universities Minister Sam Gyimah announced a four-year £40 million investment by the Government into the new Quadram Institute at Norwich Research Park when he visited the site of the £75m flagship facility this week.
The Minister described QI as “a brilliant example of patients, clinicians and clinical researchers working closely together, focused on very, very specific problems.
“Ten million Brits alive today are expected to live to 100 and this new facility will help ensure more of us have a healthy, happy old age.”
Due to open later this year, the Quadram Institute is a partnership between the former Institute of Food Research, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, UEA and the BBSRC. It will create a new interface between food science, gut biology, human health and disease.
Researchers working alongside clinicians, under one roof, will focus on healthy ageing to accelerate innovation to deliver societal and economic benefits in this area.