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IFR and Nofima Agreement

[Nofima Press Release]  The Institute of Food Research and Nofima, the Norwegian Institute of Food Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, have entered into an agreement in principle. The purpose is to collaborate in developing research programmes, as well as exchanging common interests and advantages in food research. (more…)

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Bacteroides cells colonising the gut. Image by Kathyrn Cross and Nikki Horn, IFR

‘Missing’ bacteria in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis patients identified

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park have identified some bacteria that are low in abundance in the gut of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis (UC) patients compared to healthy adults. This finding could be relevant to preventing or managing these conditions to maintain health. (more…)

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Pradeep Malakar at the 5th International Symposium on Agricultural Food Safety in Shanghai

IFR strengthens food safety research links with China

IFR continues to develop links with scientists in Shanghai working in the vital field of food safety. Pradeep Malakar recently attended the 50th anniversary, as a VIP guest, of the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Science (SAAS) and the official opening of the new SAAS campus in the Fengxian district of Shanghai on 12th October 2010. […]

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UK and Korean scientists forge links for food safety

UK and Korean scientists forge links for food safety

[LGC Press Release] The Institute of Food Research recently took part in a workshop, hosted by LGC, the UK’s designated National Measurement Institute for chemical and biochemical analysis, that brought together UK and Korean experts to discuss current issues and challenges in the area of food safety.  (more…)

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Scientists at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park want to find out whether eating this new broccoli can have an impact on conditions such as high cholesterol in the over-50s.

Broccoli study volunteers needed

Volunteers to a scientific study in Norfolk will be asked to eat a new kind of broccoli that has been specially developed using conventional breeding to be enriched in a naturally-occurring compound called glucoraphanin. This compound is thought to be important in maintaining health and preventing diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Over 2 […]

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International Workshop on Food and Gut Health

International Workshop on Food and Gut Health

The Institute of Food Research, an institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has hosted a three day workshop on food and gut health that brought together three leading organisations from the UK, France and the Netherlands to identify opportunities and priorities for trans-national cooperation in research, training and sharing of infrastructures.  […]

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