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Archive | May, 2013

Dr Tim Brears

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.  In addition, he serves as Managing Director of Provesica Limited, a […]

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A Clostridium botulinum spore

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 produces the toxin, out of our food. The Institute of Food […]

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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 Oxford Instruments, an award winning producer of scientific measuring equipment, who breathed […]

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