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).

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Food & health
Gut health
Food safety & security

Our Aims

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.

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Industrial biotechnology & agri-food waste
National Collection of Yeast Cultures
Food Databanks

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.

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IFR's Impact
Science in society
Working with industry

Training tomorrow's scientists

Training food and health scientists of the future is an important part of IFR's mission. IFR is a partner in the Norwich Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership Programme.

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The trouble with Campylobacter

Campylobacter is the most frequent cause of bacterial foodborne illness in the UK, with the number of cases reaching up to half a million a year. The Food Safety Centre at IFR is helping the collaborative efforts to reduce this.

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Complexities in improving health through what we eat

Whilst there is no doubt that reducing excessive levels of salt, fat and sugar in the diet will have benefits on the nation’s overall health, how we achieve this needs to be based on the best available scientific evidence.

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