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 +
New evidence for how green tea and apples protect health
Scientists from the Institute of Food Research have found evidence for a mechanism by which certain food compounds could help ... more +
Enriched broccoli reduces cholesterol
Including a new broccoli variety in the diet reduces blood cholesterol levels by around 6%, according to the results of ... more +
Reading Salmonella's genetic secrets
To mark World Health Day's focus on safe food, Dr Rob Kingsley talks about his research into Salmonellamore +
Battling biofilms in the fight against Campylobacter
A new study has highlighted a potential new way of battling the persistence of Campylobacter in the food chain.more +
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A recent study has shown how polyphenols in green tea and apples may help reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions, such as heart disease & cancer.
Prof. Simon Carding is presenting the IFR Public Lecture "Gut bacteria and mind control" at the Assembly House, Norwich, 14th May.
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.
Simon heads the Gut Health and Food Safety research programme at the Institute of Food Research. He will shortly present the IFR Public Lecture entitled 'Gut bacteria and mind control: to fix your brain, fix your gut!'.