Who we are
IFR is a not-for-profit company with charitable status. It is an Institute of the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). IFR is a world leader in research into harnessing food for health and controlling food-related diseases.
What we do.
We undertake internationally-ranked fundamental, strategic and applied research that has great socio-economic impact and is making a real difference to quality of life. IFR is addressing the Grand Challenges of obesity and healthy ageing by defining the relationship between food, diet and health.
IFR is a key fulcrum that links research in the area of food science, diet and health between the major Universities / Institutes and Research Associations in the UK, Europe and worldwide. For example, IFR has been a partner in more than 30 European Union funded projects, and an initiator of the European Technology Platform Food for Life.
IFR serves a number of stakeholders: the science research base, industry, clinical practice via health and preventive medicine and evidence-based policy for government and industry.
How to find out more
For comprehensive information on the Institute and its research activities click on the website link in the box on the left. To contact the Institute click on the email link.
Institute of Food Research
Norwich Research Park