Tropic biosciences

Tropic Biosciences is a UK-based biotechnology company focused on utilising advanced plant breeding and gene editing technologies to develop high-performing commercial tropical crops, namely coffee and bananas.

It employs 17 industry-leading professionals and is headquartered in Norwich’s renowned John Innes Centre where it has access to cutting-edge equipment and a highly qualified workforce. 


The company was founded in 2016 by a team of highly experienced entrepreneurs and researchers including Gilad Gershon, an experienced AgriTech private equity investor and entrepreneur; and Dr. Eyal Maori, scientific co-founder of Beelogics, which was acquired by Monsanto in 2013; and Dr Ofir Meir, former Director of R&D in the Crop Protection Division at Evogene.