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 +
Step change for screening could boost biofuels
IFR researchers have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable biofuels.more +
E. coli's intimate relationships with your colon
New studies uncover the intimate relationship pathogenic E. coli forms with the cells lining our colonmore +
New resource to study the mechanism and regulation of autophagy ...
Tamás Korcsmáros has led the development of an Autophagy Regulatory Network (ARN) online resource to further research in this human ... more +
Reining in the Yeast Tree of Life
Members of IFR’s National Collection of Yeast Cultures have joined forces with computer scientists at the University of East Anglia ... more +
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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.