Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
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Mission, Vision, and Values



To advance and communicate scientific knowledge in plant biology to improve agriculture, protect the environment, and enhance human health.


The Boyce Thompson Institute will be known internationally for research excellence in plant biology and for discoveries that benefit society.


  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Mutual Respect

BTI has a number of longterm strategies and key result areas designed to uphold its mission, vision, and values. BTI consistently prioritizes its community culture, competitive research excellence, expanded outward focus, and institutional sustainability.