Archive | Our Impact RSS feed for this section

John Innes Centre achieves silver in Athena SWAN pilot

John Innes Centre achieves silver in Athena SWAN pilot

The John Innes Centre, an internationally renowned plant and microbial science institute, has become the first research institute to win an Athena SWAN Silver Award. The Athena SWAN charter recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education.  This award recognises JIC’s [...]

Read more

How size splits cells

How size splits cells

One of the scientists who revealed how plants “do maths” can now reveal how cells take measurements of size. Size is important to cells as it determines when they divide. In a paper published in eLife, Professor Martin Howard from the John Innes Centre and colleagues from the US, Germany and Singapore discovered that cells [...]

Read more

JIC’s Head of Directorate joins board of trustees of the Daphne Jackson Trust

JIC’s Head of Directorate joins board of trustees of the Daphne Jackson Trust

A leading figure in equality and diversity at the John Innes Centre has been made a trustee of a national charity that supports women (and men) wishing to return to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers. Dr Carole Thomas, head of directorate at the world-leading plant and microbiology research institute in Norwich, said: “I [...]

Read more

PhD student, Isabel Webb, wins ‘I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here’ category

PhD student, Isabel Webb, wins ‘I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here’ category

And the winner is… JIC PhD student Isabel Webb!  She won her category of the I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here final on Friday 21st March. JIC student Amelia Frizell-Armitage also came third. Izzy wrote a blog post about the experience. Having to cover subjects ranging from the rarest plant to why cows [...]

Read more

Top tomatoes secure “Most Promising Innovator” award

Top tomatoes secure “Most Promising Innovator” award

The goodness of 27 bottles of red wine without the alcohol and the benefits of tofu without the texture – tomatoes with high levels of beneficial compounds win John Innes Centre scientists the BBSRC award of “Most Promising Innovator 2014.” “We have been inspired by the need to redefine the meaning of healthy food,” says [...]

Read more

Norwich scientist takes her science to Parliament

Norwich scientist takes her science to Parliament

Philippa Borrill, 24, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, hailing from Swindon in Wiltshire, has attended Parliament to present her science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 17 March. Philippa’s poster on research about the interactions between nutrient content, [...]

Read more

€85 million for new way to carry out antibiotic drug discovery

Over 30 European universities, research institutes, and companies, led by GlaxoSmithKline and Uppsala University, are joining forces in a 6 year programme supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) to develop novel antibiotics against Gram-negative pathogens. The project, called ENABLE (European Gram-Negative Antibacterial Engine), includes open calls for candidates outside the consortium. The antibiotic crisis [...]

Read more

The impact of the John Innes Centre

The impact of the John Innes Centre

Every pound invested in John Innes Centre science today will give £12 back to the UK economy in 10 years’ time. That’s the conclusion of an independent report which looks into the impact of the world-leading research at the plant science and microbiology institute on the Norwich Research Park. The report, compiled by Brookdale Consulting, [...]

Read more