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 +
Scientists in Twitter conversation for Black History Month
To mark Black History Month 2014, IFR scientist Charlotte Armah is taking part in a live Twitter conversation on her ... more +
Hail to the ale yeast
An image of a traditional British ale yeast strain from the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) has been shortlisted ... more +
Opportunities for PhD studentships at IFR
Applications are now open for 4 year PhD studentships at the Institute of Food Research, to start in October 2015.more +
Norwich Research Park receives £12.5M investment for next generation of ...
Research institutions on Norwich Research Park, including IFR, receive an additional £12.5M from the Biotechnology and Biological ... more +
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Total Food 2014
Total Food 2014 is the fourth in a series of conferences focused on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste.
Applications are now open for PhD studentships, starting in October 2015.
The PhD studentships form an integral part of our research that addresses the fundamental relationships between food and health, food and the gut and the sustainability of the food chain in order to further the production of safe, healthy foods.
IFR have launched a new website explaining the research and services offered by its Biorefinery Centre.
A brief introduction to the Institute of Food Research, it's mission and science focus.
Richard Mithen leads IFR's strategic research programme on Food and Health