Science is an international endeavour. The very best science has, for centuries, relied upon the free exchange of ideas and people around the globe

The John Innes Centre is an international centre of plant and microbial research. Our success is built on our international workforce, our international collaborations and our international outlook.

Our researchers are from 33 countries, 64% of them from outside of the UK. We have 137 active, funded international collaborations with 39 countries. Between 2007 and 2017, 68% of our highly-cited publications were co-authored with international partners.

The international reach of the John Innes Centre strengthens our science and also the translation of our science globally. For example, increases in crop productivity supported by our wheat research were estimated to be worth £8.7bn in 2012.

  • Africa

    We have established strategic partnerships with BecA-ILRI and the AWARD programme to maximise the impact of John Innes Centre science in Africa and are strengthening the capacity and capability of researchers, research institutes and universities across Africa

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  • China

    We have strong links with Chinese science and have established a joint Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science; CEPAMS with the Chinese Academy of Sciences

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  • India

    In 2016, along with other UK partners we established a new collaboration with India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and BBSRC in the UK to enhance research links, promote knowledge exchange, and support capacity building to develop resilience in global food security

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  • Brazil

    We lead a Joint Centre between the UK and Brazil (UBNFC) aiming to develop innovative technologies to increase crop productivity in Brazil using nitrogen-fixing bacteria as a sustainable source of fixed nitrogen

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  • Europe

    We are a European institute and remain committed to being part of an open and pan-continental European Research Area

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