Enables cloning of genes from accessions of a wild plant species lacking advanced agronomic traits, allowing discovery of genes in breeding or pre-breeding germplasm and the development of gene-specific markers for marker-assisted selectionRead about method for reference-genome independent gene discovery and cloning
Our plant and microbial research have potential to address unmet global needs.
These include more nutritious foods, improving agriculture outputs compared to inputs, plant protein to reduce reliance on meat, using microbes to reduce dependence on chemical fertilisers and pesticides, improving resilience to climate change, adapting plants for vertical farming and agricultural robots and new medicines.
Intellectual properties and patents covering to our discoveries are available for license by businesses. Those shown below can be licensed through our wholly owned subsidiary John Innes Enterprise. Other innovations based upon John Innes Centre research are available for license from IP management company Plant Biosciences Limited. PBL is jointly owned by the John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and BBSRC.
We welcome enquiries from companies interested in taking a licence on technology developed at the John Innes Centre. We also welcome general enquiries from companies interested in alternative ways of working together
L-DOPA, also known as Levodopa or L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine, is a non-standard amino acid, and the gold standard drug for the treatment for Parkinson’s DiseaseRead about metabolic engineered tomatoes to produce l-dopa
A method to enable selective breeding of Brassicaceae family plants including oilseed rape, broccoli, and turnips with desired vernalization requirements to optimise commercial productionRead about method to predict flowering time to inform crop selection and breeding