Category: Blog

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    Disability at work: looking back through John Innes history

    The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities took place on 3 December, with an aim to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of those with a disability. As such, we take a look back at John Innes Centre history, delving into the...

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    Year 10 Science Camp: Arthur’s Experience

    This week saw applications open for the Year 10 Science Camp 2024. Every year in July, the John Innes Centre hosts the annual Year 10 Science Camp: a week-long, non-residential experience where pupils get the chance to take part to experience working here at the John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory or the Earlham Institute. During...

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    Plant Pathology 2023: Two prize winners from the John Innes Centre

    This year, the annual meeting of the British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP), Plant Pathology 2023, took place from Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th September. This year, we are delighted that two John Innes Centre researchers scooped some of the top awards in plant pathology at this conference, the RKS Wood and PH Gregory Prizes

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    What is Biofortification?

    Recently, an innovative Biofortification Hub launched on Norwich Research Park, a collaboration between the John Innes Centre (JIC) and the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB). The Hub is now open for memberships for those interested in biofortification of foods, that are working in academia, industry and policymaking – but what exactly is ‘biofortification’?  ‘Biofortification’ is the...

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    NoCaSS: Norwich-Cambridge Science Symposium 2023 

    On 24-25th April 2023, the Norwich-Cambridge Science Symposium (NoCaSS) was held at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge (SLCU).  NoCaSS, a student-led symposium, was first held in 2013, and aims to promote communication and collaboration between plant science research students from Norwich and Cambridge.   The conference is hosted on rotation, with Norwich and Cambridge taking turns, and...

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    JIC-TSL Student ASM 2023: A captivating showcase of student brilliance

    On Thursday 13th July, students from the John Innes Centre (JIC) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) gathered for the Student Annual Science Meeting (ASM). Enticed in by hot coffee, a warm auditorium, and most importantly, the chance to listen to cutting edge research presented by their fellow students.   This event is organised annually for students...

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    Why do plants produce oxygen?

    Every year, the John Innes Centre hosts the International Undergraduate Summer School, where students from various countries have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks learning and experiencing life here at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. Each student is hosted by a lab or group where they complete a research project to gain new skills.   ...

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