Open Day 2017
Major new strategic investment
Wheat genome mapped
David Hopwood biography
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).
John Innes Centre celebrates 50 years in Norwich
2017 marks 50 years since the John Innes Institute moved from Bayfordbury near Hertford to its new home, on Colney Lane in south Norwich. We will mark the anniversary at a number of events during the year.
Our location in Norwich has enabled us to grow and we now house world class scientific equipment and employ over 300 staff. Our research facilities and our reputation for excellence have meant that Norwich has become home to some of the best plant and microbial scientists in the world.
Pioneering work in wheat breeding programmes hailed in BBSRC awardsRead more
New book profiles Professor Sir David Hopwood's remarkable careerRead more
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.
Genes in the Environment
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.
Molecules from Nature
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.
Designing Future Wheat
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.