Our core research areas are funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Four Institute Strategic Programmes (ISPs) directly address BBSRC objectives in Food Security, Human Health and Industrial Biotechnology.
JIC’swork together with partners across the world to achieve the goals of each strategic programme.
The John Innes Centre also hosts the, one of BBSRC’s National Capabilities, housing the UK’s most comprehensive public seed collection for small grain cereal crops.
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The Institute Strategic Programme on Understanding Plant and Microbial Metabolism (MET)
Growing Our Future
The Institute Strategic Programme on Growth and Development Underpinning Yield (GRO)
Reducing Crop Losses
The Institute Strategic Programme on Biotic Interactions for Crop Productivity (BIO)
The Cross-Institute Research Programme on Wheat Improvement (WISP)
Germplasm Resources Unit
A national capability supported by the BBSRC at the John Innes Centre