Directory of Research Leaders

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

  • Dr Norihito Kawasaki

    Food & Health

    Investigating the role of glycan-binding proteins (GBPs), how they bind to glycans and carbohydrates, and how this impacts on human health and disease.

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    Dr Kate Kemsley

    Food Safety

    Head of the IFR's Analytical Sciences Unit, which supports IFR researchers in bioinformatics, statistics, metabolomics, electron microscopy and chemical imaging.

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    Dr Rob Kingsley

    Food Safety

    Studying the variation in genotype and phenotype of food-borne bacterial pathogens and their host, and the molecular epidemiology of infection, focused on Salmonella.

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    Dr Tamás Korcsmáros

    Gut Health

    Systems regulation of autophagy in humans, and the links between autophagy, gut microbiota and inflammatory bowel disease and cancer progression.

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    Dr Paul Kroon

    Food & Health

    Investigating the impact of dietary polyphenols on cardiovascular health, with a particular interest in how absorption and metabolism affects their biological activity.

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    Prof. Richard Mithen

    Food & Health

    Investigating how diets rich in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, can reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular disease.

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    Prof. Vic Morris

    Describing the molecular structure of foods and identifying relationships between structure and function in food materials, to improve food quality.

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    Prof. Michael Müller

    Molecular nutrition related to lipid homeostasis, nutrigenomics and nutritional systems biology.

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    Prof. Arjan Narbad

    Gut HealthFood Safety

    Investigating the microbial ecology of the GI tract, including characterising probiotics and novel antimicrobials to target gut pathogens, as well as the effect of dietary components on gut microbiota.

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    Prof. Mike Peck

    Food Safety

    Understanding the physiology and molecular biology of Clostridium botulinum, and applying research findings on this important foodborne pathogen.

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