Advances magazine

Advances is the flagship publication for the John Innes Centre.

With each new edition we will shine a spotlight on the wide array of world-leading research at the institute and our links with industrial partners.

There is lots to choose from whether it is; discovering the next antibiotic, making food more nutritious or adapting crops to a changing climate, we continue to combine scientific excellence with strategic relevance to address global challenges.

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Previous issues of Advances

Summer 2017

A brassica breakthrough from Dr Judith Irwin, the microscopic battleground in our soil, and fifty years of research at the John Innes Centre.

Also in this issue: Three students reflect on an exciting summer school in Arusha, Tanzania.

Winter 2016-17

Winning the 2016 BBSRC Excellence with Impact Award has enabled the John Innes Centre to increase its support to schemes such as African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).

Also in this issue: how can we fight back against the threat of antimicrobial resistance? 

Summer 2016

With 2016 designated the UN’s International Year of Pulses, Dr Claire Domoney shared the health benefits of pulses and her ground-breaking research on peas in 'On the pulse'.

Also in this issue: opinion piece from Professor Giles Oldroyd, a profile of Dame Professor Caroline Dean, and much more.


If you are having trouble accessing or using the e-zine you can view the recent editions of Advances as PDFs using the links below.

Advances - Winter 2017/8 (pdf)

Advances - Summer 2017 (pdf)

Advances - Winter 2016/7 (pdf)

Advances - Summer 2016 (pdf)

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