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Mills, Nicola

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Job title: 

Seed Processing Manager

Joined Kew: 


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons), Environmental Science, Univ. Reading, 1999

I manage and support a team of Seed Collections Assistants in the processing and curation of seed collections. This includes overseeing the initial receipt and assessment of incoming seed bank collections, followed by the cleaning, x-raying, counting, banking and germination-testing of the received collections. If necessary, I oversee regeneration and harvesting of relevant collections. I organise and supervise the cleaning undertaken by volunteers as well as training visitors and new staff. I host visitors and conduct tours as required. In addition, I look into seed dormancy and germination issues in problem collections.

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