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 +
How our gut changes across the life course
Scientists and clinicians on the Norwich Research Park have carried out the first detailed study of how our intestinal tract ... more +
Up to one third of people at risk from Campylobacter ...
Food Standards Agency figures show that 1 in 3 people face the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning throughout their lifetimemore +
Gut bacteria and mind control: to fix your brain, fix ...
Prof. Simon Carding describes our current understanding of the human gut and its relationship with its human host in this ... more +
Spores for thought: study provides new insights into Clostridium spores
IFR researchers have established how bacteria emerge from spores, to understand how these bacteria germinate andproduce the deadly botulsim toxinmore +
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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.
IFR Researchers have established how clostridia bacteria emerge from spores. This could help them understand how these bacteria germinate and go on to produce the deadly toxin responsible for botulism (a lethal form of food poisoning) or cause food spoilage.
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!'.