John Innes Centre


The John Innes Centre (JIC) is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology, strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and supported by the John Innes Foundation. 

JIC scientists conduct innovative research in plant science and microbiology, investigating fundamental processes.

JIC’s mission is to generate knowledge and innovation through research to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being. They aim to train scientists for the future and to provide evidence-based knowledge to advise policy makers and the public.

JIC, jointly with the Sainsbury Laboratory also situated on the Norwich Research Park, is ranked first in the world (Thompson Reuters 2010) for scientific impact in the field of plant and animal research.

The John Innes Centre contributes over £170M annually to the UK economy (2008 data from an independent report by DTZ) demonstrating the impact and relevance of the excellent scientific research undertaken and validating the investment of public funding.

  • John Innes Centre Glass House
  • John Innes Centre
  • John Innes Centre

Research Programmes: Plant Growth and Development: Traits and Mechanisms, Plant Perception and Response to the Environment, Understanding and Exploiting Plant and Microbial Metabolism.

John Innes Centre
Norwich Research Park

+44 (0)1603 450000

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