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 +
UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotics Research
The Institute of Food Research and Jiangnan University have collaborated to initiate a UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotic Research.more +
Food Bioactives and Health Conference, September 2016
The Institute of Food Research is organising a conference exploring challenges and opportunities of demonstrating health benefits from bioactives.more +
Antimicrobial resistance – a global problem
Tackling the rise of drug resistant infections requires a truly global responsemore +
International conference to focus on the impact of food on ...
Researchers will explore the link between food, the microbiome, and health, with a focus on increasing our understanding of how ... 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.
The 1st International Food Bioactives and Health Conference will be held in Norwich 13th-15th September 2016, focusing on the challenges and opportunities of demonstrating the health benefits of food bioactives. Register by 1st July for reduced early bird rates.
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.