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 +
Schools’ giant jellies set for Norwich
The Institute of Food Research is issuing its annual challenge to schools to see who can use their food physics ... more +
Updated food composition reference book published
A new edition of the leading reference on food nutrient composition has been publishedmore +
Botulism’s genetic triggers found
IFR scientists have discovered genes that are crucial for germination in the foodborne bacteria Clostridium botulinum.more +
New insights into botulism toxin
A recent study led by IFR has uncovered newinformation about the genes Clostridium botulinum uses to produce its toxin.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.
New technology to help combat food fraud
IFR, working with Oxford Instruments, has developed a new, rapid testing regime based upon benchtop NMR that can distinguish between different species of animal, based on fatty acids extracted from cuts of meat.
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