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IFR Newsletter - Insight IFR Insight – the newsletter of the Institute of Food Research

IFR Insight is published regularly throughout the year and brings you the leading science stories from IFR, as well as the activities of staff and visitors.

Stay in touch with IFR by signing up to receive IFR Insight via email using the request form at the bottom of this page.

Insight issue 1/2017 (January 2017)

Insight issue 1/2016 (Summer 2016)

Insight issue 2/2015 (December 2015)

Insight issue 1/2015 (April 2015)

Insight issue 3/2014 (December 2014)

Insight issue 2/2014 (June 2014)

Insight issue 1/2014 (March 2014)

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Introducing IFR

A brief introduction to the Institute of Food Research, its mission and science focus.

Published December 2014

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Annual Report 2015

Annual Report and the audited consolidated Report providing information on the legal purposes of the charity, the activities it undertakes and its main achievements. The Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice: Accounting and Reporting by Charities (“SORP 2005”), applicable United Kingdom accounting standards, the Charities Act 2011 and the Companies Act 2006.

Published October 2015


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A short history of Food Research

With the help of current and former scientists, Science Historian, Dr Sarah Wilmot has worked on the archive of documents held at IFR, particularly those which relate to the Low Temperature Research Station in Cambridge. This short history portrays a few of the key people and their contributions concentrating on LTRS, and the Food Research Institute in Norwich and bringing the story up to the present day.

Published September 2012


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Impact of the IFR

An independent report on the impact of the Institute of Food Research has shown that every £1 invested in IFR delivers £8 in benefits to the UK economy.

In generating this report, Brookdale Consulting have looked at a number of IFR projects that have had, or will have, significant impacts on both the health of the nation and on its economic strength. Whilst the IFR is independent and receives public funding through the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to support fundamental research into food and health, it must work alongside industry to ensure these research findings have their impact on the food we eat.

Published June 2013

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Science Publications Library

The IFR Science Publications Library brings together all of the peer-reviewed papers published in the scientific literature by IFR staff from 1996 onwards. It is continually updated to reflect the science being undertaken across IFR.

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