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 Centre

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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Online training spotlights food fraud

A new online course launches 26th October, on how analytical science can be used to identify food fraud. The Massive Open Online Course has been developed by IFR's Kate Kemsley and colleagues from the University of East Anglia 

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Doctoral Training Partnership PhD studentships

PhD Studentships at IFR

PhD Studentships are currently available at IFR, to start in October 2016. These studentships are an excellent opportunity to start your career working with leading scientists, in one of Europe’s leading centres for research into food, health and the environment.

A full list of studentships is available at http://bit.ly/IFRStudentships2015

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