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20th December 2012

IFST Spring Conference 2013 – Securing the future supply of food:challenges and opportunities

The IFST 2013 Spring conference, being held jointly with IFR, will take place on 17-18 April 2013 in Norwich. We are pleased to announce that Marks and Spencer are our prime sponsor for the conference, which will highlight some of the key agricultural challenges facing the...

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19th December 2012

IFR Gangnam Style

This video was produced by the staff and students  for Christmas 2012, who wanted to get across their passion and enjoyment for working at IFR and in food research. They wanted to produce something humorous that appealed to young people and showed that as well...

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14th December 2012

Vietnamese delegation fostering collaboration

The Institute of Food Research hosted visitors from Vietnam, lead by the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Bui Ba Bong. The delegation was interested in IFR’s research into food safety, food bioactives and exploitation of co-products from the...

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13th December 2012

Computational model of intestinal crypt cells developed

The lining of the small intestine has a very complicated architecture, partly to increase the surface area through which it can absorb nutrients. It is covered in microscopic folds, called villi, with pits, known as crypts, between them. In these crypts are stem cells that drive...

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12th December 2012

Beneficial effects of dietary bioactive peptides and polyphenols on cardiovascular health in humans (BACCHUS)

Paul Kroon and Paul Finglas from the Institute of Food Research are leading a new collaborative project called BACCHUS, funded by the European Commission, that will help small businesses develop robust scientific evidence to back up health claims for new, innovative food and drink products...

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6th December 2012

New evidence for epigenetic effects of diet in healthy ageing

New research in human volunteers has shown that molecular changes to our genes, known as epigenetic marks, are driven mainly by ageing but are also affected by what we eat. The study showed that whilst age had the biggest effects on these molecular changes,...

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27th November 2012

Molecular DJ

At the recent IFR Open Day, IFR molecular microbiologist Dr Mark Reuter introduced visitors to protein structures using music. Proteins are made up of long chains building blocks called amino acids, and just 20 different amino acids are used to make up all the different proteins...

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31st October 2012

IFR positions itself as a Centre for Excellence in Food Safety Science with China

The BBSRC China Partnering Award scheme has enabled the Institute of Food Research to position itself as a Centre for Excellence in Food Safety Science with China. Dr Pradeep Malakar and Professor Tim Brocklehurst, Head of International Relations at IFR, recently hosted a visit...

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30th October 2012

E. coli adapts to colonise plants

New research from the Institute of Food Research has given new clues as to how some E. coli strains, normally at home in mammalian gastrointestinal tracts, have adopted slightly different transmission strategies, with some being better adapted to live on plants than others. In...

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26th October 2012

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship

Cristina Fernandez has joined IFR on a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship to investigate how adapting foods to control fat digestion could reduce obesity and chronic diet-related disease. Obesity, and related health problems, account for 5% of the EU’s healthcare budget and this figure is...

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