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30th October 2012

E. coli adapts to colonise plants

New research from the Institute of Food Research has given new clues as to how some E. coli strains, normally at home in mammalian gastrointestinal tracts, have adopted slightly different transmission strategies, with some being better adapted to live on plants than others. In...


26th October 2012

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship

Cristina Fernandez has joined IFR on a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship to investigate how adapting foods to control fat digestion could reduce obesity and chronic diet-related disease. Obesity, and related health problems, account for 5% of the EU’s healthcare budget and this figure is...


25th October 2012

PhD opportunities for bioscience graduates

The Institute of Food Research is offering a number of PhD projects through the new Norwich Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme which involves five world-class research institutions based on the Norwich Research Park. This new PhD training programme is supported by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) who recognise...


5th October 2012

Hundreds get Inside IFR

Over 1700 people visited the Institute of Food Research during its Open Days in September, getting a unique chance to see Inside IFR. As well as a series of well-received talks, which are now available to view again online, there were dozens of exhibits...


17th September 2012

Assessing a new technique for ensuring fresh produce remains Salmonella-free

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have tested a new technique to ensure fresh produce is free of bacterial contamination. Plasmas are a mix of highly energetic particles created when gases are excited by an energy source. They can be used to destroy...


13th September 2012

Inside IFR

On Saturday 29th September there will be the chance to get Inside IFR at our Open Day, and thanks to Simon Carding you can also see inside an IFR scientist. Simon, with the help of Dr Crawford Jamieson at the Norfolk and Norwich University...


6th September 2012

Norfolk Food & Drink Festival 2012

The Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre are supporting The EDP Adnams Norfolk Food & Drink Festival 2012 with a variety of events and activities that will highlight the important role science plays in food. How did our Olympic heroes fuel...


4th September 2012

Major award to study protective effects of broccoli consumption against prostate cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is providing $1M of funding to the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia (UEA) to study the protective effects of broccoli consumption against prostate cancer. It builds upon several years of research led by Professor Richard...


19th July 2012

Independent researchers find nutritional improvements in eggs

British eggs contain double the selenium of 30 years ago, according to a new study led by the Institute of Food Research’s Food Databanks National Capability. They also contain 75% more vitamin D, 20% less fat and more than 10% less cholesterol compared with...


6th July 2012

IFR launches new Gut Health and Food Safety website

The Institute of Food Research has launched a new website to communicate findings from a large programme of research on gut health and food safety. In May the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Council (BBSRC) announced that it was investing £29 million in research at...


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