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 +
Fighting bacteria – with viruses
Research has revealed how viruses called bacteriophages destroy the bacterium Clostridium difficile, which is becoming a serious problem in hospitals ... more +
Life Sciences Minister tours Biorefinery Centre
George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences, toured the Biorefinery Centre on a visit to the Norwich Research Parkmore +
Minister opens landmark new Centrum building at Norwich Research Park
Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman has opened a landmark new building in Norwich that will enable businesses to interact ... more +
New analysis of how we metabolise folic acid risks overexposure
A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over ... 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.
Research Leadership - Gut Microbiota
We are seeking an individual with the potential or proven ability to develop and lead high quality research in microbial interactions in complex commensal communities and contribute to the development of gut health research at the IFR and beyond. Applications across early and established career stages are welcome.
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