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5th March 2021

New building named after microbiologist Dr Ella Barnes OBE completed on Norwich Research Park

The £5m Ella May Barnes building, providing state-of-the-art laboratories and workspace at Norwich Research Park, is complete and has been handed to South Norfolk Council. It is designed to attract and provide space for organisations interested in joining the region’s growing food, life and...

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19th February 2021

Addressing the vitamin B12 insufficiency pandemic

New findings could improve the biomanufacturing of B12, a crucial vitamin that is missing from vegan diets and one which remains prohibitively expensive. Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient which plays a role in supporting red blood cell production, energy, metabolism and nerve function,...

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4th February 2021

Anti-inflammatory effects behind fruit and veg compound uncovered

Quercetin, found in onions, apples, tea and other leafy vegetables, alters metabolic processes in vascular cells in a way that would protect against inflammation. Inflammation is a natural process used by the body to protect itself against immediate harm, but if it is prolonged...

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29th January 2021

Study into COVID-19 persistence in the gut is recruiting participants in Norwich

The Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park, working with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, is looking to recruit participants who have tested positive for COVID-19, to help understand more about the virus. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has...

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26th January 2021

Mapping the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Zimbabwe using genomic epidemiology

Today’s announcement by Health Secretary Matt Hancock of UK support with genomics expertise to help other countries identify new COVID-19 variants comes as researchers at the Quadram Institute outline their work supporting scientists in Zimbabwe. Today’s UK government announcement of the New Variant Assessment...

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11th January 2021

New flour brings health power of pulses to our daily bread

Researchers from the Quadram Institute and King’s College London have shown that replacing wheat flour with a new ingredient derived from chickpeas improved the glycaemic response of people eating white bread. The ingredient uses specially-developed milling and drying processes that preserves cellular structure, making...

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microscopy image of Salmonella biofilm

11th January 2021

Researchers provide new insights into how antibiotic resistance develops

Researchers at the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research park have shown how the development of antibiotic resistance by bacteria can have ‘side-effects’ for them including affecting their ability to cause disease. Antibiotic resistance remains one of the greatest challenges to global health with...

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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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