Food Safety - Microbiology


Food Safety - Microbiology


QIB Extra offers a rapid, confidential and cost-effective way to address your microbiological needs. We can provide consultancies, microbiological analysis, troubleshooting, and applied research projects, covering areas such as antimicrobial resistance, food safety, investigating biofilms and understanding the microbiome.  We have specific expertise in the following areas;
 
  • Pathogen variation
  • Clostridium botulinum challenge testing 
  • ​Gut-Microbe interactions
  • Translational microbiome
  • Bacterial Genomics and Metagenomics
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bacterial lifestyles and niche adaptations
  • Campylobacter in the food chain
  • Survival strategies of Listeria
  • Host-microbe interactions in the gut
  • Understanding the microbiome
  • Gut viruses & viromics
  • Biofilms
For more information on these services please go to our contact us page.
 

Bespoke Scientific Research

Including food science and innovation, gut health (inc. microbiome) and microbes in the food chain.

Clostridium botulinum challenge testing

QIB Extra tests for toxin types B and E as these are the common toxins associated with chilled food products however tests for other botulinum toxins are also available.

DNA Sequencing

Our DNA sequencing service utilises Short- and Long-Read technologies for comprehensive genomic analysis, offering expert guidance in experimental design, data interpretation, and strategic planning.

TraDIS-Xpress

TraDIS-Xpress is a high-resolution, whole-genome assay that identifies novel mechanisms of triclosan action and resistance.

Consultancy

Tap into the expertise of Quadram Institute Bioscience Research Group Leaders through QIB Extra.

Analysis of Food Bioactives

Food Bioactives, particularly plant-based bioactives, are the focus of intense research with regards to their beneficial health properties.

Food Quality / Nutritional Analysis

QIB Extra can help your business in all aspects of food quality; shelf-life, authenticity, texture analysis and product consistency.

Facilities and Equipment

The Quadram Institute building contains a range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a clinical research facility and Level 3 laboratory (CL3). 

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) provides a range of yeast related services for the brewing and baking industry and academic researchers. 

Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS)

Nutritional Information Solutions provides a cost effective service to calculate front and back of pack food labelling for food producers.  

Applied Contract Research and Analytical Services for Industry

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Latest News

New service: TraDIS-Xpress

06/11/2023

QIB Extra recently introduced TraDIS-Xpress, a groundbreaking service designed to assess the importance of individual genes in a bacterial genome within specific conditions. This service helps generate libraries of distinct mutants, gauges the impact on gene expression, and facilitates the examination of essential genes. It's a significant step forward for genetic investigations.

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QIB Extra's Quality Policy

31/10/2023

Take a look at our Quality Policy 

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