2013 Archive

13 November 2013

Hub of commercial research and development reaches construction milestone

A state-of-the art research and development hub moved one step closer to completion today as local councillors, funders and contractors gathered to complete the main structure of the new Centrum building on Norwich Research Park.

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12 November 2013

Movember comes to the IFR & the Mo-rwich Research Park

The Institute of Food Research is once again supporting Movember with a twenty strong team of Mo Bros sprouting facial hair, with support from Mo Sistas, to help raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues.

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7 November 2013

New chromosome map points the way through Campylobacter’s genetic controls

A study from the Institute of Food Research has produced a new map of the Campylobacter genome, showing the points where all of this pathogenic bacteria’s genes are turned on.

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31 October 2013

Getting the scoop on pumpkins

Did you know that much of what we know about the nutrient content of pumpkins was derived from pumpkins bought from Norwich supermarkets, greengrocers and market stalls in 1985?

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25 October 2013

How bacteria with a sweet tooth may keep us healthy

New findings from the Institute of Food Research are providing insights into the interaction between bacteria and mucins, and how the specificity of these interactions affects health.

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22 October 2013

Reducing food waste

At the Institute of Food Research (IFR) we explore how food waste, from different parts of the food supply chain, could be used to make valuable products such as biofuels, platform chemicals, composts and other products, improving the environmental and economic sustainability of the food chain.

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10 October 2013

New ways of testing meat in the food chain

The Institute of Food Research has teamed up with Oxford Instruments to develop improved ways of testing meat in the food chain.

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8 October 2013

New FSA funding to understand Campylobacter coli

Campylobacter bacteria are a leading cause of food poisoning in the UK, causing at least 500,000 infections each year. Although these cases are rarely fatal, there’s a clear need to reduce illness and its associated costs caused by these bacteria.

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30 September 2013

Little Melton scoop the tallest jelly crown

This year’s Tallest Jelly Competition was won by an entry from Little Melton Primary School. They combined jelly with cous cous to form ‘bricks’, which allowed them to stack up to a final height of 65cm.

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24 September 2013

Challenging controversies in food and health

This year's IFR in the City Lecture will be given by Professor Michael Gibney, author of "Something to Chew On" and Professor of Food and Health at University College Dublin. Professor Gibney's talk will challenge many common opinions on the subject of food and health that are not based on sound science.

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