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11th October 2011

Night at the museum for IFR scientists

Combase, the predictive microbiology database co-ordinated by IFR, was recently showcased to a public audience at the Natural History Museum in London, at an event designed to let people get hands-on with cutting edge science and meet the people behind it. ‘Science Uncovered’ at...

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10th October 2011

European Food Alliance: Nine successful European agrifood clusters join forces

The Institute of Food Research is part of a group of European agrifood organisations that have set up the European Food Alliance. Working with the latest technologies and with top experts from all over Europe, testing and launching innovative ideas, products and ingredients at...

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7th October 2011

Researchers to identify the secrets of Salmonella’s survival

The Institute of Food Research, strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), is to collaborate with the University of Sheffield to investigate how Salmonella survives during its lifecycle within our bodies, as a way of finding chinks in its armour...

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4th October 2011

British research leads to UK launch of Beneforté broccoli

A new variety of broccoli with higher levels of a key phytonutrient is now available in UK shops thanks to experts working on both the biology of plants and the link between human nutrition and health. The new broccoli, which will be known as...

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30th September 2011

From food waste to fuel in 6 days to give zero to 60 in 3.9sec

A Biorefinery Centre was launched at the UK’s Institute of Food Research on Friday 30th September, where scientists will explore new ways to make use of residual plant material from food processing and agriculture. In collaboration with Lotus Engineering and other partners, they are...

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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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