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 influences health.more +
BBSRC Research Experience Studentships Summer 2016
The Institute of Food Research has 2-3 BBSRC Research Experience Studentships for undergraduate students available for the summer of 2016.more +
Microevolution key to Salmonella’s success
A new study has shown how Salmonella rapidly “microevolves” during an epidemic, highlighting how whole genome sequencing is important in ... more +
IFR Experiment in the Cathedral
IFR’s researchers met with hundreds of people of all ages during Norwich Cathedral’s Science Festival.more +
How probiotic protects against pathogen infection in the gut
A collaborative study by researchers on the Norwich Research Park has indicated how certain probiotic bacteria can help reduce infection ... more +
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The Quadram Institute will integrate research teams from the IFR and UEA’s Faculty of Science and Norwich Medical School with the NNUHs’ gastrointestinal endoscopy facility under one roof. The new multi-million pound facility will be located at the heart of the Norwich Research Park.
The Institute of Food Research has 2-3 BBSRC Research Experience Studentships for undergraduate students available for the summer of 2016.
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.
Ian is curator of the National Collection of Yeast Cultures. A new project is sequencing the genomes of a collection of yeasts from the collection, to help unlock the great biodiversity to produce biofuels and other chemicals more sustainably.