We need unprecedented cooperation to tackle complex plant-related issues
PCI is the first distributed institute where researchers work on plant cell-inspired solutions to solve today’s most challenging problems.
It’s the start of a transformation in research. Find out about our vision of collaborative research.
Our societies are increasingly confronted with global threats impacting climate, food security and population health. Plants are essentials to communities globally, and a greater understanding of their fundamental biological mechanisms is needed to face these major problems. Plant research institutions across the globe have contributed to many innovations and discoveries. However, collaborative approaches must happen to tackle these complex problems. We believe that solutions are best identified through collaboration.
The PCI aspires to enhance the current development of the extraordinary plant research already conducted across the globe.
The future of research is distributed science
Great research requires great tools
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Agriculture cannot cope with the current global food challenges. Increasing agricultural land will significantly impact the environment, weakening every day. We need to develop systems that will remove our dependency on land and climate.
We believe successful distributed research can be achieved by supporting a strong network of labs with diverse expertise.