The John Innes Centre (JIC) in the United Kingdom has formed a new alliance
with the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Spain, and the Max
Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany. The alliance will
promote the vision of a pan-continental European Research Area.
The partnership will initially focus on enabling graduate students and
post-doctoral researchers to work together, share experiences and move
between the three centers. Dr. Inmaculada Ferriol-Safont from Barcelona is
the first early-career researcher to move to Norwich as part of the
alliance. Other early-career researchers from the three institutes are
already planning a conference for their group in Catalonia in the Autumn of
2019, which will facilitate the building of many new networks for the
Professor Dale Sanders, Director of the John Innes Centre, said "We remain
committed to being part of an open and successful European Research Area.
For that reason, I am absolutely delighted to join with two of our strongest
peers in Europe to form this new alliance."