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 +
IFR scientist takes her research to Parliament
Tharsini Sivapalan is attending Parliament to present her bioscience research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert ... more +
Quadram Institute reaches major construction landmark
The construction of the Quadram Institute, Norwich Research Park’s state-of-the-art new centre for food and health research, reached a significant ... more +
ME/CFS talks held in Norwich
An event held in Norwich gave the public a chance to hear about biomedical research on the debilitating condition MEmore +
New evidence of how gut microbes affect Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Scientists at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) have uncovered a new mechanism linking bacteria in the gut to Inflammatory ... 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.
Scientists at the Institute of Food Research have uncovered a new mechanism linking bacteria in the gut to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
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.