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).

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Food & health
Gut health
Food safety & security

Our Aims

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.

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Industrial biotechnology & agri-food waste
National Collection of Yeast Cultures
Food Databanks

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.

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IFR's Impact
Science in society
Working with industry

Training tomorrow's scientists

Training food and health scientists of the future is an important part of IFR's mission. IFR is a partner in the Norwich Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership Programme.

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Norwich scientists showcase musical talents for Big C

Talented scientists and staff from across the Norwich Research Park are coming together on Thursday 27th November to stage a one night only musical extravaganza.

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Advent Calendar

Visit blogs.ifr.ac.uk/advent to download. During December read how each image relates to IFR science.

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New technology to help combat food fraud

IFR is helping in the fight against criminals targeting our food chain

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PhD studentships

Applications are now open for PhD studentships, starting in October 2015.

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