About us

The John Innes Centre is 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.