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The John Innes Centre

The John Innes Centre (JIC) is a non-profit research institute and company limited by guarantee, which specializes in plant and microbial research. JIC's blend of research spans the spectrum from new discoveries in fundamental science to strategic applications to practical outcomes for agriculture and human health. It also undertakes the training of the next generation of scientists at both the pre- and post-doctoral level. JIC has all the facilities necessary for the creation of the multiple constructs that will underpin this project and the containment greenhouse facilities required for their plant-based transient expression in N. benthamiana.

Key people

Prof. George Lomonossoff  Project Leader in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Chairman of Faculty at JIC. He has 37 years’ post-doctoral experience of working with plant viruses and the use of plants for the production of proteins of Pharmaceutical interest. He was named BBSRC (UK) Innovator of the Year in 2012 and was awarded the Society of General Microbiology Colworth Prize for translational research in 2015. He is currently the president of the International Society for Plant Molecular farming.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774078.

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