The John Innes Centre is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in plant and microbial research. We strive for excellence in our pursuit to answer fundamental scientific questions and to directly address global challenges. Our knowledge of plants and microbes feeds into addressing the challenges faced by society, including food security and improving the health of a growing population. Our research also has a significant impact on industrial biotechnology.
Postgraduate students comprise a significant part of our vibrant research community whose innovative research has ground-breaking influences on people’s lives. We value the major contribution made by our students in authoring high quality research papers. Our students are supported by excellent supervision and state of the art facilities. A comprehensive training and development programme also provides opportunities for outreach, enterprise, innovation, and professional development. A high percentage of our students continue in research beyond graduation.
We offer studentship opportunities from several fully funded programmes and some international scholarships. We also welcome applications from students who wish to self-fund or apply for external scholarships tofund their postgraduate research degrees.