About Postgraduate Research

We offer studentships embracing;

  • Plant science
  • Microbiology
  • Biological and natural product chemistry
  • Applied mathematics
  • Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering
  • Computational and systems biology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Crop science
  • Cell, developmental and molecular biology
  • Molecular plant-pathogen interactions

We have over 100 postgraduate research students, who are part of a larger research community whose innovative aims, goals and research has ground breaking influences on people’s lives.

We strive for excellence in our research, and students who choose to pursue their research at the John Innes Centre are supported with excellent supervisory support, a fantastic training programme, state of the art facilities, and a strong vibrant community.

Pursuing postgraduate research at the John Innes Centre will place you in an enriching environment offering excellent, up-to-date research and training facilities and opportunities for outreach, enterprise and innovation.

Postgraduate researchers have a highly valued input into our research environment which is reflected in the high percentage of students authoring quality research papers and continuing with academic research beyond their graduation.

Our postgraduate research students register for their degrees at the University of East Anglia, which is also located on the Norwich Research Park.

Our alumni go on to run research groups in academia and industry, or use their high-level transferable skills in a wide range of professional environments from patent law and policy through to publishing, for example.

“We value our graduate students as an integral part of our research community. The work that they do plays a leading role in contributing to the world-wide reputation of this institute.”  – Prof Dale Sanders, Director, John Innes Centre