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.more +
Autophagy - A review of techniques
The third edition of “Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy” was recently published , featuring ... more +
New research quantifies Clostridium botulinum spores in raw food materials
A new study from the Institute of Food Research has provided information about the likely numbers of spores of Clostridium botulinum ... more +
More weapons but less ammo: benefits and drawbacks of selenium ...
A new study has found that selenium supplementation can have positive and negative effects on our immune systemmore +
Ugandan mushroom project brings hope to orphans in Africa
IFR has helped a Ugandan orphanage cultivate mushrooms, as part of a larger project aimed helping Ugandans improve their livelihoodsmore +
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Arnoud van Vliet's public talk on the bacteria behind food poisoning is now available to watch online. Dr van Vliet from IFR’s Food Safety Centre, gave the latest IFR Public Lecture, covered the subject of bacteria that cause food poisoning, why they are so good at making us ill, and why the problems are increasing.
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.