Welcome to the John Innes Centre
Our Scientific Role in UK Agriculture
Awards & Achievements
NEWS: Earlier blooms in warmer climates
Professor Caroline Dean
How do plants remember
In 2014 Caroline Dean was awarded a BBSRC Excellence in Bioscience Award as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations. She then went on to be given the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science award for 2015.
In this video Caroline tells the story of her research career, from buying Tulip bulbs in California to setting up her own lab and exploring the field of epigenetics.
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.
For followers of #agrichatuk - Free Wheat Diseases conference at the John Innes Centre on May 22nd http://t.co/c2TCN7yDMu @AgriChat
Thu Apr 30 20:30
Potentially of interest to those following #agrichatuk this evening: free Wheat Diseases conference at JIC - May 22nd http://t.co/5aOeGYftao
Thu Apr 30 18:58