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27th June 2013

Microbiology outreach efforts recognised

The Society for General Microbiology has awarded PhD student Helen Brown an award for her outreach activities, taking microbiology into schools. The SGM’s Outreach Prize, sponsored by Yakult, is awarded annually to microbiologists who have engaged in high quality outreach activities. The 2013 prize...

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26th June 2013

NCYC visitors on the yeast trail

The National Collection of Yeast Cultures, the BBSRC-supported National capability based at the IFR recently hosted a visit from leading beer writer Roger Protz as well as a blogger from Spitalfields Life. They were here following the story of how NCYC is helping resurrect...

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11th June 2013

Enterprising IFR student wins ‘Business Engagement’ prize at Postgraduate Research Showcase

Emily Blakesley was awarded the prize for Best Business Engagement poster at the 2013 Postgraduate Research Showcase held in The Forum in Norwich on 6th June. The showcase was one of the events taking place as part of UEA’s 50th anniversary celebrations.  The event...

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4th June 2013

300 Leading Experts Meet at the First UK-Ireland Food Business Innovation Summit

The Institute of Food Research and Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland jointly organised the successful first UK-Ireland Food Business Innovation Summit. The summit brought together over 300 leaders from the UK & Irish food industry to identify ways research, innovation...

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31st May 2013

Serial entrepreneur and scientist becomes chairman of the Institute of Food Research at Norwich Research Park

Dr Tim Brears has been appointed Chairman of the Institute of Food Research from 1st June. Tim Brears is Chief Executive of Xention Limited, a Cambridge-based, venture-capital-funded biopharmaceutical company specialising in the discovery and development of ion-channel-modulating drugs for the control of atrial fibrillation. ...

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30th May 2013

Science in Norwich Day, Sunday 2nd June

Scientists from Norwich’s world leading Institutes on the Norwich Research Park, as well as local and national organisations, assembled in Norwich on Sunday June 2nd for this year’s Science in Norwich event. Science Shows in The Curve 10:15 & 13:15 Powers of Perception –...

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24th May 2013

Follow the journey food takes through our body

What happens to our food when we eat it is a mystery to many. Even to scientists who study the links between food, our bodies, and health, there are many unanswered questions. Part of the Institute of Food Research’s research is to better understand...

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14th May 2013

Mining the botulinum genome

The toxin that causes botulism is the most potent that we know of. Eating an amount of toxin just 1000th the weight of a grain of salt can be fatal, which is why so much effort has been put into keeping Clostridium botulinum, which...

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2nd May 2013

Benchtop NMR breakthrough

In a world first, scientists from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) on the Norwich Research Park have been test-driving a prototype instrument that promises to revolutionise access to a potent laboratory analysis technique called NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance). The instrument was developed by...

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25th April 2013

The First UK-Ireland Food Business Innovation Summit

Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority in Ireland in partnership with the Institute of Food Research are hosting the first UK-Ireland Food Business Innovation Summit on Wednesday 29th May, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The summit is a one day conference bringing together leading...

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