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Archive | March, 2011

Prof Keith Waldron receiving the BBSRC Most Promising Innovator Award from Minister for Universities and Science, the Right Hon. David Willetts MP

IFR scientist is ‘Most Promising Innovator’ of 2011

A patented process to control the degradation of plant material during composting has earned Professor Keith Waldron from the Institute of Food research the award of Most Promising Innovator in a national competition recognising bioscience research. The annual competition is organised by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. There were six finalists and winners […]

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Faye Jeffers' Poster

Three IFR students present their work at The House of Commons

Three PhD students from the Institute of Food Research recently presented their work to an audience of MPs and leading scientists at The House of Commons.  They were selected for the SET for Britain poster exhibition, organised by The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.  The aim of SET for Britain is to encourage, support and promote […]

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Maquipucuna cloud forest in Ecuador yields new species (of yeast)

Maquipucuna cloud forest in Ecuador yields new species (of yeast)

In a unique collaboration between scientists from the UK, Ecuador and Réunion, a new species of yeast has been discovered growing on the fruit of an unidentified and innocuous bramble collected from the biodiversity-rich Maquipucuna cloud forest nature reserve, near Quito, in Ecuador. “We are actively looking for new yeasts with the ability to ferment […]

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Genome sequencing used to assess the threat to biosecurity from a novel form of Clostridium botulinum

Genome sequencing used to assess the threat to biosecurity from a novel form of Clostridium botulinum

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park have sequenced the genome of a novel strain of Clostridium botulinum, one of the most dangerous pathogens known to man. The strain produces an unusual botulinum neurotoxin, known as type A5 neurotoxin, which was isolated by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), following a case of wound botulism. Professor Mike […]

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