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Wood, Patricia

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Job title: 

Team Supervisor

Seed Conservation
Conservation and Technology
Joined Kew: 


Qualifications and appointments: 

BSc (Hons), Open University, 2006.


Processing and curation of seed bank collections.

Managing and supporting a team of Conservation and Technology Assistants in the curation and processing of seed collections. This includes the initial assessments of incoming seed collections, seed cleaning, x-raying, seed number determination, banking of seed collections, preparation of collections for cryo preservation and germination testing. In addition accessioning of incoming data sheets and electronic data on to Seed Bank Database (SBD), regeneration and harvesting of relevant collections, providing feedback to Partners, training visitors, volunteers and new staff, provision of information to staff and others is undertaken. Tours are conducted and visitors hosted as required. Participation in training courses in seed-collection and curation practices with overseas partners, participating in advisory work and field expeditions with overseas partners and within the UK. Researching germination issues of various collections to assess viability and processing of seed order requests.

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