Our Shareholders

PBL was formed in 1994, and is now jointly and equally owned by the John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation).

Meet our shareholders below:

The John Innes Centre is an independent and world-leading international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a world-leading research institute working on the science of plant-microbe interactions.

BBSRC is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body, sponsored by the UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  BBSRC works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.