Welcome to the Institute of Food Research
IFR is one of eight UK institutes that receive strategic funding from the Biotechnology and the Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).more +
IFR aims to fulfil a UK and international leadership role in delivering: Fundamental food & health research. applied and translational research in food & health for societal benefit.more +
Our Science Strategy
Our science strategy aims to understand the working of the intestinal tract, how food-borne bacteria can cause human disease, and how the chemical and physical nature of our food influences health.more +
New technique to beat the food fraudsters developed
A new method of testing for meat fraud has been developed at the Institute of Food Researchmore +
IFR hosts international conference on food bioactives and health
The Institute of Food Research hosted a major international conference dedicated to the study of bioactives and health.more +
IFR Dragons’ Den Competition
The IFR Dragons’ Den final took place on the 7th July with the selected finalists pitching their ideas to a ... more +
Reaction to new vitamin D recommendations
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) today published new recommendations that everyone should consume 10 micrograms of vitamin D ... more +
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The Quadram Institute will integrate research teams from the IFR and UEA’s Faculty of Science and Norwich Medical School with the NNUHs’ gastrointestinal endoscopy facility under one roof. The new multi-million pound facility will be located at the heart of the Norwich Research Park.
Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park.
New Analytical Sciences Website
IFR have launched a new website explaining the research and services offered by its Analytical Sciences Unit.
A brief introduction to the Institute of Food Research, it's mission and science focus.
Ian is curator of the National Collection of Yeast Cultures. A new project is sequencing the genomes of a collection of yeasts from the collection, to help unlock the great biodiversity to produce biofuels and other chemicals more sustainably.