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. The mission is to generate knowledge and innovation through research to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being.
JIC uses genetics and genomics-base strategies for crop improvement with a focus on yield, quality, resilience and disease and pest resistance. JIC works at the forefront of biologics, resolving the interactions between plants and beneficial microbes. JIC research generates fundamental knowledge which can be translated into improved varieties and microbes to deliver practical agricultural solutions through collaboration with commercial partners.
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 with seven of the top 1% of highly cited plant and animal science scientists in the world (from www.highlycited.com).
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