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 +
Orange Juice and Cardiovascular Disease Study
We need your help on the Orange Juice and Cardiovascular Disease Study. We want to find out if drinking different ... more +
Machine learning advances help to tackle cancer
A new technique has been developed at the Institute of Food Research, which is helping to understand how epigenetic marks ... more +
Fighting bacteria – with viruses
Research has revealed how viruses called bacteriophages destroy the bacterium Clostridium difficile, which is becoming a serious problem in hospitals ... more +
Life Sciences Minister tours Biorefinery Centre
George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences, toured the Biorefinery Centre on a visit to the Norwich Research Parkmore +
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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.
Lindsay Hall appears on BBC's Horizon
Dr Lindsay Hall was interviewed by the BBC's Horizon programme, which explored the links between our gutu bacteria and health. Read more about Lindsay's own research, which is looking at how infant gut bacterial colonies are established and p[rotect us from infection
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