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 +
Antibiotic resistance is a gut reaction
Scientists from the IFR and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and ... more +
Probing the structure of saliva’s protective film
IFR scientists have shown how common chemicals found in foods and oral hygiene products can alter the structure of the ... more +
IFR Announces Test for Detecting Horse Meat
Scientists at IFR have developed a fast, cheap alternative to DNA testing as a means of distinguishing horse meat from ... more +
The trouble with Campylobacter
The Food Safety Centre at IFR is helping battle the Campylobacter problem affecting poultrymore +
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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.
Head of Analytical Sciences Unit
Kate has teamed up with Oxford Instruments to develop improved methods to distinguish between different species of animal, based on fatty acids extracted from cuts of meat.