Ian Charles

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Professor Ian Charles is the founding Director of the Quadram Institute, Norwich Research Park, UK. The Quadram Institute is a partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the University of East Anglia and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). 

The Quadram's mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food and its vision is to understand how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease. Professor Charles' research interests include infectious disease and the microbiome as its affect on health and well-being.[1]

Past positions include: Director of ithree institute in Sydney, Australia, and visiting Professor at University of Technology, Sydney; Professor of Molecular Biology at University of Sheffield and University College London, UK; Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Arrow Therapeutics; Head of Molecular Pharmacology at Glaxo Wellcome; and Senior Research Scientist at Wellcome Research Laboratories[2]

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  • 1977 – 1980, University of St Andrews, Scotland, Zoology
  • 1981 – 1985, University of Leicester, UK - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Biochemistry

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