Postgraduate Research Opportunities
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).
Unlocking Nature’s Diversity
Our mission is to generate knowledge of plants and microbes through innovative research, to apply our knowledge of nature's diversity to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, to train scientists for the future, and to engage with policy makers and the public.
We receive funding from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for four research areas. These directly address strategic objectives in Food Security, Human Health, and Industrial Biotechnology.
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Reducing Crop Losses
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.
Growing Our Future
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.
Exploring Nature's Factories
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.
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.