Microbiology Investigation Centre

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Microbiology Investigation Centre  

Microbiology Investigation Centre


Who we are

The Microbiology Investigation Centre (MIC) has been established to create an interface between the world class microbiology research group at The University of Nottingham and industry.

MIC aims to provide bespoke consultancy, analysis and research services for customers, enabling both rapid problem solving and pilot investigations. We have an international reputation for excellence in research with experience of working with bacteria, fungi and viruses associated with the food, beverage, environmental and healthcare sectors.

MIC offers both culture based and molecular-based microbiological analyses, carried out in our laboratory or by on-site visits. We can also provide expert advice tailored to customers’ needs for any microbiological or hygiene issues.

Our project based approach allows us to mobilise the skills of colleagues within the Division of Food Sciences and the wider University to forge multi-disciplinary teams to address fundamental research questions or overcome industrial problems.

Our quality management system, designed to help us ensure that we meet the needs of our customers.


The success of MIC is built on the knowledge and skills of our team of academics, their postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers and our centre coordinator.


The LISTERIA Knowledge Network

The LISTERIA Knowledge Network was funded by ERDF funding earlier this year for local food companies. The aim of this project is to use the University as a central point to anonymously collate and analyse information from different food producers. Initially this will be limited to producers based in the East Midlands region and their suppliers and customers. The UoN has produced two technical notes which have been distributed via the Listeria Knowledge network and these can be accessed below.

Risk of Listeria - Fresh Produce pdf file

Dealing with Listeria pdf file





Bespoke consultancy and research services, enabling both rapid problem solving and pilot investigations 



Here to help

If you would like to find out more about what we do and how we can help you solve your microbiological challenges, please contact us:

telephone: +44(0)115 951 6161
email: Divisional Administrator