The John Innes Centre (JIC) is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics, and microbiology. We generate knowledge of plants and microbes through a creative, curiosity-driven approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, resulting in major societal impacts. Our vision Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet is a collaborative call to action to create a world where we can sustainably feed a growing population, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve public health. JIC is strategically funded by the UKRI-BBSRC and is supported by the John Innes Foundation (JIF) through provision of research accommodation, capital funding, PhD studentships, education programmes and engagement activities such as Evidence Week. JIF’s mission is to advance the acquisition and application of knowledge about plants and microbes for societal, environmental and commercial benefit.
Plants and microbes that can combat climate change
Resistant crops that require fewer pesticides and fertilizers mean less carbon is used in the food supply chain. Learn how crops are being made to withstand harsher environments.