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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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PhD studentships at IFR

Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentships are now available at the Institute of Food Research, to start in October 2016. These studentships are an excellent opportunity to start your career working with leading scientists, in one of Europe’s leading centres for research into food, health and the environment. Our PhD Studentships are multidisciplinary, and you will […]

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PhD Opportunities at IFR

These studentships, funded through the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership, form an integral part of our research that addresses the fundamental relationships between food and health, food and the gut and the sustainability of the food chain in order to further the production of safe, healthy foods. Projects being offered cover the whole range […]

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Norwich Research Park receives £12.5M investment for next generation of scientists to lead the revolution in bioscience

The quality of research across Norwich Research Park has been given a £12.5M endorsement from the government today with the announcement that it will fund 125 PhD students through the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership over the next five years. This investment further cements Norwich Research Park’s growing reputation as a leading, internationally recognised […]

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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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PhD studentships available at the Institute of Food Research

The closing date for applications to the Norwich Biosciences Doctoral Training Programme has now passed.  However, we welcome applications from students who have or hope to gain scholarships or wish to self-fund their studies. For more details see: http://www.ifr.ac.uk/students/search/details.asp?id=1007 Future studentships will be advertised here: http://www.ifr.ac.uk/students/search/current_opps.asp Norwich Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme       The […]

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China Partnering Award to deliver safer foods

A BBSRC China Partnership Award has allowed the Institute of Food Research to build up a fruitful relationship with Chinese scientists, to contribute to reducing the risks of food poisoning. Foodborne botulism is a serious health concern, causing life-threatening illness and long-term health effects. In the UK regulators, food companies and researchers have come together […]

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How marine bacteria acquire metals

The metals iron and manganese play essential roles in life, as they are involved in many processes like respiration, metabolism and energy production. Although essential, they can also be dangerous if uncontrolled, as they can participate in chemical reactions that cause damage to organisms and cells, which can ultimately lead to death. Hence all forms […]

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Securing the future supply of food: challenges and opportunities. The 2013 IFST Spring Conference

Securing the future supply of food is a major challenge facing the food industry. How can we ensure that the food chain continues to supply, safe healthy food to the consumer in a sustainable manner, as population grows and resources become scarcer? This is the focus of the IFST Spring Conference, being held jointly with […]

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