About the Food & Health Network

The Purpose of the Network

A link to enable the food, drink and health related industries to access, discuss and exchange knowledge with IFR scientists, generating competitive advantage through early access to the latest research.


Our Expertise Clusters:

Food Chain Sustainability

In this cluster we are contributing to new methods of analysing food processing waste and the development of novel, economically feasible methods of upgrading waste to increase its value.

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Food Safety

Exploring current advances in predictive microbiology and risk analysis and develop improved decision support systems to manage microbial food risk.

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Gut Health

This cluster will be of interest to those interested in understanding how the intestinal gut functions as an integrated system to maintain and restore gut health. This cluster will be of interest to those involved in:

  • Biomedical industries
  • Biopharmaceutical companies
  • Nutraceutical companies

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Plants Food & Health

This cluster will be of interest to agri-biotech companies developing plant derived products beneficial to health and those with an interest in enhancing nutrition through diet and plant derived natural products.  It will also interest those agencies concerned with giving dietary advice.

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Structuring Food for Health

Current research is focussed on the behaviour of colloidal and polymeric food structures in the gastrointestinal tract.

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Our Activities:

FHN Direct

Confidential discussions between FHN Members and IFR scientists..

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The FHN International Hub

The FHN International Hub is a worldwide Network of our partner organisations involved in the science of food, diet and health. By linking this Network with our FHN Members, the Hub aims to maximise access for Members to scientific and industry opportunities throughout the world.

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What Does the Network offer?

Regular updates on our understanding of the science of food, diet and health

Targeted FHN seminars/workshops and conferences on topics you help define

A forum for national and international industry-science networking

Input to the development of research projects so they respond to industry needs

FHN Direct: Confidential discussions with IFR Scientists

Preferential rates to attend FHN events

Access to Member's only area of website

Regular email up-dates

Preferential rates for consultancies and projects through IFR extra http://www.ifrextra.co.uk/

 

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FHN Team:

Tim Brocklehurst, Head of FHN & International Office

Elizabeth Saggers, Deputy Head of FHN & Business Development Manager (UK)

Lesley Swift, FHN Network Development Manager

Contact FHN:

Lesley Swift
FHN Network Development Manager
Food & Health Network,
Institute of Food Research,
Norwich Research Park,
Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UA, UK

E:fhn.info@ifr.ac.uk

T:+44 (0) 1603 255082
F:+44 (0) 1603 507723

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