Our mission

Our six departments work together collaboratively on four cross-departmental strategic programmes – Everyone contributes to our success.

We value the diversity of our staff, and are committed to the creation of a positive environment which is fair, welcoming and inclusive and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We believe that equality of opportunity is key in achieving our mission and are committed to the positive promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion of all members of our Institute.

We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family-friendly workplace.

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
  • To engage with policy makers and the public