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 +
Planning permission granted for new centre for food and health
Planning permission has been granted by South Norfolk Council for a new food and health research building on the Norwich ... more +
SACN report advises we reduce sugar and increase fibre
The findings of the SACN report of the science linking carbohydrates and health suggest that must reduce sugar and increase ... more +
‘Selfish’ bacteria link IBD and gut microbiota changes
The discovery of unusual foraging activity in bacteria species populating our gut may explain how conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease ... more +
The heat is on for the Chilli ME Challenge
Can you take the heat of the Chilli M.E. Challenge?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.
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 recently presented the IFR Public Lecture entitled 'Gut bacteria and mind control: to fix your brain, fix your gut!'.