Student Life

The John Innes Centre is a world-class research centre for biosciences. Due to our size and scope, we have excellent research facilities, particularly in the platform technologies that underpin modern molecular biology. As a result we have an outstanding record of publications in high profile journals.


As a Postgraduate student you will be supervised as part of small interactive research teams by supervisors with international reputations in their fields. There is a vigorous and self-supporting student community. The Student Voice Commitee organises seminars, poster sessions, social events and other activities.


annis“All the new students spend a lot of time together, which means we have great working collaborations and a fantastic social life.”

– Annis Richardson, PhD Student





We have very close links with the University of East Anglia and are a core member of the Norwich Research Park which employs around 2000 scientists with 13,000 students, ~10,000 undergraduates and ~3,300 postgraduates. This ensures the highest standards of supervisory practice and mentoring for graduate students. There is also full access to joint courses designed to develop generic professional skills.


The strategic relevance and strong industrial links that underpin our research provide an excellent springboard for a diversity of careers in academia, industrial research or in the increasing range of science-related careers.


Tweets from the JIC Student Voice Committee