About us

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology

We are an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology.

Our institute fosters a creative, curiosity-driven approach to fundamental questions in bio-science, with a view to translating that into societal benefits. Over the last 100 years, we have achieved a range of fundamental breakthroughs, resulting in major societal impacts. The director of the John Innes Centre is Professor Dale Sanders FRS.