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15th September 2011

Schools Regional Champion to inspire the next generation of scientists

Mark Fernandes has been appointed as a Schools Regional Champion for the East of England by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to help support ongoing efforts to engage and inspire young people in science, maths and technology. Mark is a mathematical...

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13th September 2011

Profiling wheat fibre

An analysis of the structural diversity of the principal component of dietary fibre in different varieties of wheat has been carried out, enabling breeding programmes to better take account of this important but complex component. Researchers from the Institute of Food Research and Rothamsted...

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13th September 2011

IFR to host international food composition and sustainable diets conference

The Institute of Food Research is hosting a three day international conference, from 14th-16th September, on food composition and sustainability diets, bringing together 170 experts from 50 different countries to exchange ideas and opinions on the latest developments in the field. The aim of...

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9th September 2011

Professorship for IFR scientist

Peter Wilde’s 25 years at IFR have been rewarded with a Professorship from the University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy. Peter joined the Process Physics Department at IFR in 1985, following a degree in Biophysics at UEA. His main research interests have focussed...

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5th September 2011

New project will test novel mechanisms to control satiety

A new research project at the Institute of Food Research, which is strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), is to test in humans novel ways of trying to reduce appetite, as part of a strategy to combat the problems...

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25th August 2011

IFR at the Norfolk Food Festival 2011

At the EDP Bidwells Norfolk Food Festival 2011 IFR debated, discussed, deliberated and demonstrated a wide range of food related issues with the public. Events included explaining taste and flavour in Norwich Castle gardens, the importance of food for sport at the Tour of...

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22nd August 2011

Tuning natural antimicrobials to improve their effectiveness at battling superbugs

Ongoing research at IFR, which is strategically funded by BBSRC, is exploring the use of virus-produced proteins that destroy bacterial cells to combat potentially dangerous microbial infections. Bacteriophages produce endolysin proteins that specifically target certain bacteria, and IFR has been studying one that destroys...

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16th August 2011

Nature reaches for the high-hanging fruit

In the first study of its kind, researchers have used tools of palaeontology to gain new insights into the diversity of natural plant chemicals. They have shown that during the evolution of these compounds nature doesn’t settle for the ‘low-hanging fruit’ but favours rarer,...

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15th August 2011

New International Manager for IFR

The International Offce at IFR is pleased to welcome Gro Slotsvik to their team. Gro Slotsvik’s role as the new International Manager at IFR is split between supporting collaboration between IFR scientists and researchers across the world, and working with international companies to apply...

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11th August 2011

Shedding light on the glass state

    In a special issue of the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics (EJPB) Dr Roger Parker and Dr Natalia Perez described new work which shed light on the molecular basis of stabilising proteins in the glass state.   IFR, which is strategically...

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