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14th November 2014

New peptide identification method to cope with unexpected modifications.

Current methods of identifying proteins are based on breaking down proteins into constituent smaller peptides, and matching patterns of peptide fragments to corresponding patterns from known peptides, or to theoretical predictions of these patterns. Where a database match is not possible, de novo sequencing...

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17th October 2014

#Mylifeinscience – Charlotte Armah takes part in Twitter conversation for Black History Month

To mark Black History Month 2014, IFR scientist Charlotte Armah is taking part in a live Twitter conversation on her life in science, and her experience of diversity within UK science. Hosted by The Royal Society, the conversation follows on from a series of...

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16th October 2014

Hail to the ale yeast

An image of a traditional British ale yeast strain from the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) has been shortlisted as a finalist in the in the BBSRC’s Images with Impact competition. Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC1026 is a strain used in brewing, and is one...

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3rd October 2014

Norwich Research Park receives £12.5M investment for next generation of scientists to lead the revolution in bioscience

The quality of research across Norwich Research Park has been given a £12.5M endorsement from the government today with the announcement that it will fund 125 PhD students through the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership over the next five years. This investment further...

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1st October 2014

IFR Annual Lecture: What are your individual nutritional needs?

IFR’s Annual Public Lecture is now available to view online. The Lecture was presented by Dr Wim Saris MD, Maastricht University Medical Centre, and took place on 25th September at the Assembly House in Norwich.   About Prof. Wim H. M. Saris Wim H.M....

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26th September 2014

New Fellowship tackling Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr Jo Brooks has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship, to fund her PhD studies on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Through this Fellowship, Jo is hoping to better understand how people go from having a normal healthy bowel to suffering from IBD....

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17th September 2014

Schools’ giant jellies set for Norwich

The Institute of Food Research is issuing its annual challenge to schools to see who can use their food physics skills to best effect, in constructing the tallest possible jelly. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, as most jellies struggle to top 10cm....

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16th September 2014

Updated food composition reference book published

‘McCance & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods’ contains nutritional information on almost 1200 items, providing the most recent data on the foods currently eaten in the UK diet. “This is a major update and release of one of the most used and cited reference...

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10th September 2014

New insights into botulism toxin

A recent study from the Institute of Food Research has uncovered new information about the genes Clostridium botulinum uses to produce its deadly toxin. An analysis of closely related strains of one particular type of C. botulinum showed that the toxin genes are carried...

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4th September 2014

New technology to help combat food fraud

The Institute of Food Research (IFR), working with Oxford Instruments, has developed a new, rapid testing regime based upon benchtop NMR that can distinguish between different species of animal, based on fatty acids extracted from cuts of meat. This machine provides a fast and...

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