Welcome to the John Innes Centre
NEWS: New Yellow Rust surveillance technology
Our Scientific Role in UK Agriculture
Church Farm Plans
Norwich Rust Group
Norwich Rust Group is a collaboration between seven scientific teams across the John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre, who are joining forces in the fight against rust fungi which can cut crop yields by up to 80 percent.
The video to the right explains the potential devestating impact of wheat rust on the global economy.
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.
Find out more about the JIC contributors - Mike Ambrose: http://t.co/mDzPc9M1X8 & Sarah O'Connor: http://t.co/sQ4238zzoa or @SOC_at_JIC
Fri Feb 27 14:44
Thanks to @senseaboutsci and all of the panellists for a fascinating live chat. You can see all the responses at http://t.co/jfOV2PsXvv
Fri Feb 27 14:41