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 +
Yeast treasure-trove goes live
A new project is sequencing the genomes of a collection of yeast strains, to help unlock the great biodiversity within ... more +
New EU project to reduce food waste begins
IFR is a key partner in the new EU funded multinational research project that will help reduce food waste by ... more +
Would you like food poisoning with that? - free public ...
Join us for a free public talk by IFR's Dr Arnoud van Vliet on 29th September, to explore the science ... more +
IFR Success at the UK National Institutes of Bioscience 2015 ...
Aline Metris and colleagues at the Institute of Food Research and The Genome Analysis Centre recently won second prize in ... more +
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Planning permission has been granted by South Norfolk Council for a new food and health research building on the Norwich Research Park.
The discovery of unusual foraging activity in bacteria species populating our gut may explain how conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) link to changes in the populations of gut bacteria.
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.
Arnoud van Vliet
Arnoud will be delivering latest the IFR Public Lecture entitled 'Would you like food poisoning with that?' at OPEN, in Norwich on September 29th.