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The Institutes that currently comprise the National Institutes of Bioscience are:

logo-wall-babrahamThe Babraham Institute undertakes innovative, world-leading life sciences research to generate new knowledge of the biological mechanisms underpinning ageing, development and the maintenance of health and wellbeing.

logo-wall-jbersThe Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is an internationally recognised research and teaching centre at Aberystwyth University. Scientists at IBERS conduct basic, strategic and applied research to improve agricultural and livestock productivity and mitigate the effects of climate change.

The Earlham Institute (Formerly Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)) builds upon the research foundation developed as TGAC and continue to help answer the most fundamental questions in biological sciences today, from its home on Norwich Research Park.

logo-wall-ifrThe Institute of Food Research (IFR) is a world leader in applied and translational research in food and health for societal benefit. The IFR has a key role in training food and health scientists of the future and in providing evidence-based policy advice for government and industry.

The John Innes Centre (JIC) is an internationally renowned bioscience research centre in plant science and microbiology. JIC’s mission is to advance the scientific understanding of plants and microbes and to apply this knowledge for the benefit of society and the environment through research, knowledge exchange, commercialisation and training.

logo-wall-pirbrightThe Pirbright Institute, formerly the Institute for Animal Health, is a world-leading centre of excellence for research into infectious diseases of farm animals. Work at the Pirbright Institute aims to advance the knowledge of veterinary and medical science, and to enhance the sustainability of livestock farming.

logo-wall-roslinThe Roslin Institute is part of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, the University of Edinburgh. The Institute undertakes research on the health and welfare of animals and seeks to apply findings in basic animal sciences to human and veterinary medicine, the livestock industry and food security.

lofo-wall-rothamstedRothamsted Research is the largest agricultural research centre in the UK. Over its 170 year history, Rothamsted Research has built an enviable international reputation as a centre of excellence for science in support of sustainable land management and its environmental impacts.


If you would like your organisation to be part of the NIB partnership please get in touch with the NIB coordinator and secretariat