Directory of Research Leaders

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

  • Dr Carmen Pin

    Gut Health

    Effective integration of experimental and theoretical approaches to advance the understanding of biological processes that take place in the gastrointestinal tract.

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    Dr Ian Roberts

    National Collection of Yeast Cultures

    Exploring yeast genomes and biotechnological exploitation of yeast biodiversity. Managing the National Collection of Yeast Cultures as a National Capability for the academic community and industrial biotechnology sector.

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    Dr Stephanie Schüller

    Gut HealthFood Safety

    Understanding the pathogenicity of enteropathogenic (EPEC) and enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC)

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    Prof. Keith Waldron

    Industrial biotechnology & exploitation of agri-food waste

    Developing biofuels and other platform chemicals from agri-food chain waste, by characterising and exploiting plant cell wall components. Director of the Biorefinery Centre at IFR

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    Dr Fred Warren

    Food & Health

    Understanding how starch structure can be modified for improved nutritional outcomes as a food component.

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    Prof. Alastair Watson

    Gut Health

    Understanding intestinal epithelial cell shedding, a special form of cell death which arises as a consequence of the high flux of epithelial cell which arise from stem cells at the base of crypts and migrate up to the villi in the case of the small intestine or intestinal surface in the case of the colon.

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    Dr Mark Webber

    Gut HealthFood Safety

    Investigating the genetic mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance with the aim of understanding when, where and how bacteria become resistant to antimicrobials.

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    Prof. Pete Wilde

    Food & Health

    Studying the interfacial properties of food components, with a focus on the mechanisms that control breakdown and digestion of food emulsions, and relating these to health.

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