Norfolk is home to a cluster of internationally-renowned research organisations. They are working together to tackle the major challenges facing all of us in the 21st Century – the sustainability of our environment; our food supplies and healthy ageing. There are over 2500 scientists working to find realistic and practical solutions; who then have the infrastructure and support to translate these discoveries into commercially successful business.
Norwich is ranked 4th in the UK for the number of “most highly cited scientists” after London, Cambridge and Oxford and ahead of cities such as Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Nottingham and York – evidence of our outstanding international reputation
- Four international centres of excellence in plant science, microbiology, harnessing food for health and controlling food-related disease: Earlham Institute (EI), John Innes Centre (JIC), Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) & Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB)
- A world-class national facility for the study and application of genomics in animals, plants and microbes