John Innes Centre

The John Innes Centre 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.

Their mission is to generate knowledge of plants and microbes through innovative research, to apply their knowledge of nature’s diversity to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and wellbeing, to train scientists for the future and to engage with policy makers and the public.

To achieve these goals they establish pioneering long-term research objectives in plant and microbial science, with a focus on genetics. These objectives include promoting the translation of research through partnerships to develop improved crops and to make new products from microbes and plants for human health and other applications. They also create new approaches, technologies and resources that enable research advances and help industry to make new products. The knowledge, resources and trained researchers they generate help global societies address important challenges including providing sufficient and affordable food, making new products for human health and industrial applications, and developing sustainable bio-based manufacturing.

This provides a fertile environment for training the next generation of plant and microbial scientists, many of whom go on to careers in industry and academia, around the world.

The John Innes Centre is the winner of the BBSRC’s 2013 - 2016 Excellence With Impact award.


John Innes Centre

John Innes Centre
Norwich Research Park

Telephone: +44 (0)1603 450000

  • Work in a beautiful place

    Norwich Research Park is set in 230 hectares of parkland