Directory of Research Leaders

Below is a searchable list of IFR's Research Leaders and Heads of Scientific Support Functions.

  • Dr Gary Barker

    Food Safety

    Application of theoretical and computational techniques in food materials science and food safety, including predictive microbiology and quantitative risk assessment.

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    Dr Naiara Beraza

    Gut Health

    Aims to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying the liver-gut interaction to ensure life-long health, focusing on the role of Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), a key metabolic regulator, in this process.

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    Prof. Simon Carding

    Gut Health

    Understanding mechanisms of intestinal microbial tolerance and the role that microbe-host cross talk plays in establishing and maintaining gut health and in gut disease

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    Dr Jan Claesen

    Gut Health

    Aims to functionally characterise molecular mechanisms that control bacterial community structure and dynamics in the human microbiome.

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    Paul Finglas

    Food Databanks

    Managing the development of the UK food composition database, Director of EuroFIR (European Food Information Resource) and understanding how natural dietary folates and folic acid affect health.

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    Dr Lindsay Hall

    Gut HealthFood Safety

    Understanding the role of early life gut microbiota in resistance to enteric gut infections, including how pioneer species, especially bifidobacteria, colonise the gut

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    Dr Linda Harvey

    Management of the Human Nutrition Unit (HNU) at IFR, which helps conduct nutrition intervention studies.

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    Dr Brittany Hazard

    Food & Health

    The improvement of cereal grain quality for human health. The research is interdisciplinary and involves building strong connections between the field of plant breeding and genetics with food and health.

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    Prof. Ian Johnson

    Food polysaccharides and biologically active phytochemicals, and their relevance to the prevention of human disease, including both metabolic disorders and colorectal cancer.

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    Dr Nathalie Juge

    Gut Health

    Understanding the molecular mechanisms underpinning gut bacteria-mucus interactions, that are important for gut homeostasis and health.

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