Research & Impact

We nurture a creative, curiosity led approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, and we endeavour to translate that knowledge into societal benefits

We answer fundamental questions and aim to directly address global challenges.

Our knowledge of plants and microbes feeds into addressing the challenges faced by society; including food security, improving the health of a growing population and our research has a significant impact on industrial biotechnology.

The John Innes Centre’s Scientific Departments work together with partners across the world to achieve the goals of each strategic programme. We also host a range of Scientific Facilities and support functions that deliver world-class scientific technologies and expert support to all researchers on site here in Norwich.

Our four Institute Strategic Programmes are funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.