Welcome to the John Innes Centre
Report on the UK pulse sector
Our Scientific Role in UK Agriculture
Women of the Future Conference
The Women of the Future conference, hosted at the John Innes Conference Centre, attracted funding from a variety of sources including Intel, who brought an all-female film crew to capture the impact of the event on a group of girls from Flegg High School in Martham.
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.
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.
Great article. JIC's Dr Claire Domoney spoke to @ProduceBizUK about her latest pea research http://t.co/03GsInMDFz
Thu Aug 27 09:34
Observing plant sensors detect pathogens at a molecular level could help us engineer disease resistance in food crops http://t.co/DszMh9XdA0
Tue Aug 25 09:24