Innovation & Enterprise


UCL Vice-Provost Celia Caulcott joins board of new food, bioscience and health research institute

21 September 2017

Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise), has been appointed as a Trustee of the newly formed Quadram Institute.

Dr Celia Caulcott speaking

The Quadram Institute will be at the forefront of bringing together food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health. It will unite research teams from the Institute of Food Research, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) and the University of East Anglia, as well as NNUH’s regional gastrointestinal endoscopy unit.
As a Trustee, Celia will bring to the Institute her experience in innovation and the application of outstanding research, as well as her knowledge of the agrifood and pharmaceutical industries. She also brings in-depth scientific knowledge of microbiology, genomics and drug discovery and development and her professional expertise in technology translation and commercialisation.
UCL has extensive relevant research interests stretching across the university, for example represented by the Food, Metabolism and Society domain.
As a first step to realising the ambition of the Quadram Institute, the Institute of Food Research (IFR) realigned its science strategy to help deliver the new institute’s vision.  In preparation for the full opening of the Quadram Institute in mid-2018, IFR became Quadram Institute Bioscience on 28 April 2017. The new institute is being funded by the partners and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).


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