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ECIF Research visit to the John Innes Centre

ECIF Research visit to the John Innes Centre



The John Innes Centre (JIC) is an international leader in plant science and genetics, with expertise in fundamental and applied crop research. The JIC has dedicated facilities to carry out research in controlled environments and we are excited to take you on a tour of their glasshouses and Insectary. 

You’ll be hearing from the experts who maintain, design and oversee a wide range of different experiments in crops and insects. They will walk you through the day-to-day running of the facilities and give you insights into different research projects, including examples of how they are working with farmers. 


Who is this event for?

We welcome early-career individuals from a variety of backgrounds including research, agronomy, engineering, consultancy, farming and tech development.  

Whether you’ve recently graduated, are at the beginning of your professional career or are embarking on graduate/further education studies, come and explore the exciting plant and insect science that’s happening at JIC and is helping to shape the future of agriculture. 


Why should I attend? 

By coming along to this ECIF research visit, you will: 

  • Discover how research and innovation is helping agriculture be more resilient  

  • Learn how research in controlled environments complements field research 

  • Get insights into the skills needed to work in research facilities 

  • Meet other early-career individuals and build your professional network 

  • Earn 3 ECIF points 


Get involved

This event is part of the range of activities on offer at the ECIF Programme. Visit our website to find out more and join the Programme.

To stay up-to-date with upcoming ECIF events, activities and opportunities, sign up for the ECIF newsletter, which we send up to four times a year.


20th November 2023, 15:00 - Arrive and network
15:00 - 15:30 - Arrival and Networking
15:30 - 16:15 - Insectary tour
16:15 - 17:00 - Glasshouse tour
20th November 2023, 17:00 - Event Close