The Partners

The NRP DTP involves five world-class centres: the John Innes Centre, the University of East Anglia, The Quadram Institute Bioscience, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Earlham Institute.

  • The John Innes Centre (JIC)

    JIC is an international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology. In 2010 JIC, together with the Sainsbury Laboratory, came top of a worldwide survey of the most influential papers of the last ten years in plant and animal sciences. Research at JIC encompasses a wide range of disciplines in the biological, chemical and computational sciences. The student body is multinational with around half our students coming from outside the UK.

  • The University of East Anglia (UEA)

    Schools within the UEA Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences have powerful reputations for innovation and excellence in the biosciences, and for working across the boundaries of different academic disciplines. UEA is ranked in the World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018) and achieved 87% overall student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2017. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) UEA was ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output. More than 82 per cent of UEA research is classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

  • The Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB)

    The Quadram Institute is a new state-of-the-art food and health research centre, aiming to be at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and health.  It combines scientific excellence and clinical expertise, delivering better patient care and accelerating innovation. As a first step to realising our ambition, the Institute of Food Research has transitioned into Quadram Institute Bioscience.

  • The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL)

    TSL is dedicated to making fundamental discoveries about plants and how they interact with microbes and viruses. This research has made TSL a world leader in plant science. In addition to its fundamental research, TSL also has a programme of projects with a more direct applied aspect, in many cases building on discoveries that have arisen from the fundamental work in the lab. Such projects aim to reduce crop losses to important diseases. 

  • The Earlham Institute (EI)

    The Earlham Institute (EI) is a cutting edge, contemporary research institute and registered charity, working in an global area of rapid technological development and innovation for genomics and bioinformatics. Based on the renowned Norwich Research Park, EI leads a BBSRC National Capability in Genomics and hosts one of the largest data centres in Europe for bioscience. Decoding living systems is at the core of our research and the impact of our work can be seen across diverse projects covering the breadth of life on earth that are helping us to improve human, animal and plant health - while tackling global issues of food security, climate change, environment conservation and human well-being.