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Quadram Institute’s £400,000 boost from Big C

Norwich Research Park’s (NRP) planned Quadram Institute (QI) partners received a huge boost to help mark the launch of a £3 million fundraising campaign with an opening £400,000 donation from Big C. “This significant donation is a tremendous contribution and kick starts the appeal we are launching to help meet QI’s £75 million building costs,” […]

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UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotics Research

The Institute of Food Research and Jiangnan University have collaborated to initiate a UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotic Research. The centre builds on long term collaboration between Professor Chen Wei, at Jiangnan University, and Professor Arjan Narbad at the IFR, which receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). After several […]

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New EU project to reduce food waste begins

The Institute of Food Research (IFR) is a key partner in the new EU funded multinational research project that will help reduce food waste by 30% by 2025. Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain (REFRESH) is an EU Horizon 2020 project which runs from 2015 to 2019, involving partners across the […]

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New software being developed to help answer complex biological questions

A Norwich Research Park translational grant will help in the development of a multi-functional data integration software tool to improve metadata and network analysis efficiency. This novel software will provide a comprehensive systems biology platform for the integration of diverse datasets. The bespoke Omix Navigator will be available from spring 2016. In bioscience, thousands of […]

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New Fellowship tackling Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr Jo Brooks has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship, to fund her PhD studies on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Through this Fellowship, Jo is hoping to better understand how people go from having a normal healthy bowel to suffering from IBD. IBD affects over 250,000 people in the UK, and includes a […]

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Optimising mushroom spawn production in Uganda

Scientists at the Institute of Food Research are helping in the expansion and diversification of mushroom cultivation in Uganda. A new two year project ultimately aims to improve the diets of Ugandans, increase the incomes of local farmers and create a sustainable trade through training and research. By the end of the project, it is […]

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Planned New Food & Health Research Centre at the Norwich Research Park

A world-leading new centre for food and health research is planned for the Norwich Research Park. Funding partners include the Institute of Food Research (IFR), the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), the University of East Anglia (UEA), and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).  Researchers from IFR, UEA and NNUH will be […]

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Crowdsourcing raises vital funds for ME research

Patients living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) have raised £100,000 to allow new research into the misunderstood condition to take place at the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia. Under the guidance of Invest in ME, a national charity pushing for better education and high-quality biomedical research into ME, sufferers and their supporters […]

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Dr Nathalie Juge

New funding to understand how beneficial bacteria break down carbohydrate

Dr Nathalie Juge has received just under £490,000 to work out at the molecular level how the beneficial bacteria in our guts break down insoluble dietary carbohydrate and host glycans – carbohydrates associated with proteins in the mucus layer that lines the gut. This is part of a larger project to be led by Professor […]

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New funding puts Norwich at the heart of green technologies

With over £5.5 million of funding over five years, researchers at the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre will help make the UK a world leader in industrial biotechnology.  Four of 13 new national ‘Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy’ announced by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will be co-led […]

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New FSA funding to understand Campylobacter coli

Campylobacter bacteria are a leading cause of food poisoning in the UK, causing at least 500,000 infections each year. Although these cases are rarely fatal, there’s a clear need to reduce illness and its associated costs caused by these bacteria. The major source of infection is through eating undercooked poultry meat, but other sources, such […]

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Dr Lindsay Hall

Prestigious £1.3 million grant to study beneficial bacteria in early life

A Norwich Research Park scientist has received £1.3 million in funding from the Wellcome Trust to investigate how beneficial bacteria protect against deadly infection in early life. Dr Lindsay Hall, a lecturer at the Norwich Medical School at University of East Anglia (UEA) who is also a researcher at the Institute of Food Research (IFR), […]

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