Welcome to the John Innes Centre
Women in Science
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.
Professor Alison Smith elected as a Fellow of the Royal SocietyRead more
The fight against ash dieback strides on thanks to international collaborations and open access data from the Nornex consortiumRead more
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.
The impact of JIC research on science, agriculture and the economy
Enrico Coen’s group en-route to his Croonian lecture Picasso, pottery & plants https://t.co/dr6zZr71so @royalsociety
Wed May 04 11:38
Delighted to announce that Alison Smith has been elected as a Fellow of the @royalsociety https://t.co/9vuGsVzPBC https://t.co/voROaffA2B
Fri Apr 29 09:37