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Soon to be at the heart of a unique plant-food-health science cluster in Norwich, UK, the Quadram Institute (QI) will be an international hub to provide a step-change in interdisciplinary food and health research and will be housed in a new state-of-the-art building at the Norwich Research Park, due for completion in 2018.  It will […]

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Scientists spend a week at Westminster

Two scientists from Norwich Research Park have taken part in a Royal Society scheme to bring the worlds of politics and science closer together. The initiative, run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science – with support from the Government Office for Science, enabled them to spend a week at Westminster […]

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Ugandan mushroom project brings hope to orphans in Africa

Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world, making life for its most vulnerable inhabitants even tougher. But one orphanage caring for abandoned children has been giving fresh hope as part of a larger project aimed to help Ugandans improve their livelihoods, by growing mushrooms. The Window of Life Babies Home in Masindi […]

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Emily Completes Management Diploma in Record Time

Emily Smith, Programme Manager of the Gut Health and Food Safety Strategic Research Programme at The Institute of Food Research (IFR), has completed a management course at Fife College in record time. Emily began the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma in Programme and Project Management (DPPM) in January 2014.  The course can take students up […]

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Prof. Ian Charles

Leading scientist to develop new Centre for Food and Health and to head the Institute of Food Research

The Institute of Food Research is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ian Charles as its new Director and to lead the programme to develop the UK’s new Centre for Food & Health to be based at the Norwich Research Park. Professor Charles returns to the UK from Australia where he is currently Director […]

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Dr Charlotte Armah

#Mylifeinscience – Charlotte Armah takes part in Twitter conversation for Black History Month

To mark Black History Month 2014, IFR scientist Charlotte Armah is taking part in a live Twitter conversation on her life in science, and her experience of diversity within UK science. Hosted by The Royal Society, the conversation follows on from a series of films produced by The Royal Society, on  Inspiring Scientists: Diversity in […]

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Life Sciences Minister tours The Biorefinery Centre

George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences, concluded a visit to the Norwich Research Park on 23rd July with a session at the Biorefinery Centre. He engaged in state-of-the-art biomass-to-biofuel processing activities with an active demonstration of the steam explosion plant, and had discussions with industrial collaborators, Professor Jackie Hunter, CEO of BBSRC, and members […]

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Charlotte Armah

Inspiration for a life in science

Dr Charlotte Armah has taken part in a project recording the life stories of British researchers with minority ethnic heritage, which have been released as a series of video interviews by the Royal Society and the British library today. The videos aim to highlight the diversity of people working in science, and are extracted from […]

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Professor Keith Waldron in the Biorefinery at IFR

New Biorefinery textbook published

A newly-published textbook, edited by Keith Waldron and involving over sixty respected international experts, provides a wide ranging and systematic look at the latest developments in biorefining, and how they are helping to produce more sustainable fuels and chemicals. Published by Woodhead Publishing, Advances in Biorefineries: Biomass and Waste Supply Chain Exploitation will be an […]

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József Baranyi

International recognition for IFR scientist

Professor József Baranyi of the Institute of Food Research has been elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST). His election to this distinguished body is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to food science and technology. The IAFoST is a learned society composed of elected Fellows from all […]

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