15 Nov 2017

European school science project

Crop Genetics Research Assistant Rachel Burns wanted to engage schoolchildren across Europe in a real scientific investigation. This is the story of a project about to enter it's second year.

8 Nov 2017

Biotech YES

Matt Johnston tells us about Active Plant Protection; a next-generation plant defence company, which has made it through to the final of the Plant and Microbe BiotechYES competition.

1 Nov 2017

Else Schulz; our mystery woman

Recently, a collection of sketchbooks came to light in the John Innes Centre archives. Normally, when a selection of books come to the collection, the archivists at least know who gave the books, where the books came from, when the books came and why they ended up in the collection. However, the archivists at the John Innes Centre Historical Collections team knew none of that. So, Madeline Ridout was given the task of deciphering this mystery, with nothing to work with except her name: Else Schulz. 

25 Oct 2017

What is plant transformation?

You may have heard plant scientists saying they used “plant transformation” to express a gene within a target plant. But what exactly does this mean?

27 Sep 2017

The story of the Open Day

In 1967 the John Innes Institute, as it was then known upped sticks and moved from Bayfordbury in Hertfordshire to Norwich. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this move, we recently flung open our doors and invited everyone to come and look around, meet the scientists, and get hands on with our science. 

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