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4th April 2012

Beneforte broccoli finalist in national innovation competition

Professor Richard Mithen of the Institute of Food Research was a finalist in the BBSRC Innovator of the Year Awards for the development of Beneforte broccoli, a consumer product from UK plant research. The new broccoli variety contains higher levels of a key phytonutrient...


30th March 2012

How food researchers do what we do

Many diseases are preventable and diet can play an important part in preventing them. Providing dietary advice that can help people live longer and reduce the burden on the NHS requires accurate and specific information. Professor Richard Mithen and Dr Maria Traka have published...


22nd March 2012

IFR at the Big Bang Fair

By Mark Fernandes, IFR Research Scientist. Big Bang is THE major event for science engagement with schools. This year, the IFR stand’s theme was “food for sport” which has a multiplicity of links to IFR science. For example,  I managed to work in the...


21st March 2012

Science in Norwich Day

Norwich’s scientists will be taking over The Forum on Saturday for Science in Norwich Day, the annual showcase of the exciting science exploding out of Norwich. Scientists from Norwich’s world leading institutes on the Norwich Research Park, as well as local and national organisations,...


20th March 2012

EU project to harmonise total diet studies for risk assessment and health monitoring

IFR is contributing to a new EU project, TDS-Exposure,  that is aiming to improve and standardise the monitoring of our exposure to contaminants and other food components in our diet. These will be based on Total Diet Studies, which assess the contamination of food in...


6th March 2012

National Science and Engineering Week at IFR

IFR is celebrating National Science and Engineering Week by hosting a Showcase of Young Science, where PhD students from IFR and other Norwich Research Park institutes describe their work to a public audience, who then vote on which they think should be funded. IFR’s...


6th February 2012

New research to study toxin-producing E. coli strain

Research led by Dr Stephanie Schüller, is to look at how strains of toxin-producing E. coli bacteria infect our bodies and cause life-threatening conditions. A better understanding of the biology of these strains will help to develop new ways of preventing the devastating effects...


2nd February 2012

Understanding how bacteria come back from the dead

Salmonella remains a serious cause of food poisoning in the UK and throughout the EU, in part due to its ability to thrive and quickly adapt to the different environments in which it can grow. New research involving a team of IFR scientists, funded...


31st January 2012

Finding Campylobacter’s weakness

Campylobacter is the most frequent cause of foodborne illness in the UK, with an estimated half a million annual cases in the UK alone, most of which are due to the consumption of contaminated poultry products. One strategy to reduce the number of cases...


24th January 2012

Investment in bioscience skills and training to help meet economic and social challenges

The Institute of Food Research is part of a consortium of research institutes on the Norwich Research Park (NRP) that are to receive almost £4million of new funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to support the training of the next...


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