Biofortified wheat produces white flour with extra iron which could alleviate problems of iron deficiency in people around the world
Marriage of convenience
New discovery shows how soil dwelling bacteria adapt to richer or poorer conditions in marriage of convenience with plants
Plants use calcium to warn of aphid attack
Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered how plants send internal warning signals in response to attack by aphids
Marriage of convenience
Open Day 2017
The John Innes Centre has been selected from 30 leading BBSRC funded institutions to win the BBSRC Excellence with Impact award at the Fostering Innovation Gala award ceremony. JIC plans to use the £500,000 prize to further scientific impact in Africa with our regional research partners, especially Biosciences east and central Africa (BecA).
We're celebrating 50 years in Norwich
2017 marks 50 years since the John Innes Institute moved from Bayfordbury near Hertford to our new home, on Colney Lane in south Norwich.
Our location in Norwich has enabled us to grow and we now house world class scientific equipment and employ over 300 staff from around the world.
Our research facilities and our reputation for excellence have meant that Norwich has become home to some of the best plant and microbial scientists in the world.
Plants use calcium to convey internal warning of attacking aphidsRead more
Pumping Iron – Biofortified wheat produces white flour with extra ironRead more
John Innes research aims to develop fundamental understanding of plant biotic interactions, and to apply this knowledge to reduce crop losses and increase yields through improved nutrition.
Genes in the Environment
Research is needed to improve yield and adaptability of crops, including brassica, within a diverse and sustainable environment. Work undertaken at JIC is contributing hugely to this global challenge.
Molecules from Nature
Plants produce a wealth of specialised molecules that mediate their interactions with other organisms, including colours. Understanding the genes responsible for these molecules has important applications such as the creation of super-foods.
Designing Future Wheat
Worldwide, more land is used to grow wheat than any other crop. It has overtaken rice to become the second most produced cereal after maize. Wheat research supports the development of new wheat varieties, and will help address global food security issues.