The Institute Strategic Programme on Biotic Interactions for Crop Productivity is a collaboration between the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich.
Scientists from both institutes work closely together on joint objectives but also collaborate with other research institutes across the globe.
The Sainsbury Laboratory favours daring, long-term research and has state of the art technologies and support services to enable cutting-edge science. Its main goals are:
- To make fundamental discoveries in the science of plant-microbe interactions
- To build on fundamental scientific research and deliver science solutions that reduce crop losses to important diseases
- To provide an outstanding training environment that prepares scientists who pass through the laboratory to excel in their careers
The Sainsbury Laboratory is based within the Norwich Research Park alongside the John Innes Centre, allowing for easy and effective collaboration between scientists. All of the Sainsbury Laboratory’s group leaders (Sophien Kamoun, Jonathan Jones, Silke Robatzek, Cyril Zipfel and Brande Wulff of the 2Blades Research Group) contribute extensively to the BIO programme.