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 influences health.more +
Reaction to new vitamin D recommendations
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) today published new recommendations that everyone should consume 10 micrograms of vitamin D ... more +
SIRTainly all the craze right now; should sirtuin bioactives be ...
IFR Scientists led by Dr Naiara Beraza are investigating the mechanisms underpinning the supposed beneficial effects of the ‘Sirtfood Diet’.more +
Little gut reaction to enterohaemorrhagic E. coli
A new study has found evidence that enterohaemorrhagic E.coli may be able to evade or suppress our immune system.more +
Do the Answers to ME/CFS lie within our Gut?
Researchers on the Norwich Research Park have published a review of evidence for a role of the gut microbiota and ... more +
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The Quadram Institute will integrate research teams from the IFR and UEA’s Faculty of Science and Norwich Medical School with the NNUHs’ gastrointestinal endoscopy facility under one roof. The new multi-million pound facility will be located at the heart of the Norwich Research Park.
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.
Ian is curator of the National Collection of Yeast Cultures. A new project is sequencing the genomes of a collection of yeasts from the collection, to help unlock the great biodiversity to produce biofuels and other chemicals more sustainably.