The John Innes Centre (JIC) is composed of six departments that work together collaboratively on four cross-departmental strategic programmes, all of which contributing to achieving the objectives. At the JIC, we value the diversity of our staff and are committed to the creation of a positive environment which is fair, welcoming and inclusive and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We believe that equality of opportunity is key in achieving our mission and are committed to the positive promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion of all members of our Institute. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family-friendly workplace.

Our mission is:
• To generate knowledge of plants and microbes through innovative research
• To apply our knowledge of nature’s diversity to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being
• To train scientists for the future
• To engage with policy makers and the public


Role in the Legume Generation project

Leading Workpackage 3 (Innovation Community 3), we will coordinate the growth of pea varieties with partners across multiple sites in Europe. We will be responsible for one round of distributing seeds from a pea diversity panel consisting of 250 varieties to our partners after which the partners will be responsible for seed amplification. We will coordinate the scoring of phenotypes to ensure that we can compare traits between sites. We will be responsible for calling meetings between partners and make sure that we have efficient communication throughout the project.


Sanu Arora




Lars Østergaard