Kew's Science Staff
Kew employs more than 200 scientists and benefits from the unpaid services of several dozen Kew-based Research Fellows and Associates, including many former members of staff post-retirement. Here you can read about the individual research interests and activities of Kew scientists and see some of their recent scientific outputs.
To understand the importance of the structural and functional dynamics of plant chromosomes during evolution and breeding, especially, in remote inter-species hybrids including crop plant taxa with nutritious and pharmaceutical importance.
Co-manage the DNA Bank, and provide technical support to the botanical researchers in the molecular systematics lab.
Co-ordinate and promote the MSBP’s research and associated activities that support the practice of ecological restoration
Design and Development of software to deliver taxonomic content, focussing on Monocots
Research into plant genome size evolution; phylogenetic analysis of species relationships in Fritillaria
Initiation and development of diverse plant cultures for conservation and restoration
Team leader: Numerical taxonomy and morphometrics specialist; Functional morphological plant traits; e-taxonomy.
Use of mass spectrometry to study the chemical diversity and uses of plants.
Applied conservation research in South America; development of e-tools for Neotropical plants; systematic, taxonomic and floristic research into legumes and Salvia; assistant curator managing team curatorial responsibilities
Chemistry of metabolites of fungi and plants, especially those influencing behaviour of competitors.
Project Coordinator, Global Plants Initiative
To understand the structural and functional chromosome dynamics during evolution and breeding in inter-species hybrids including crop plant taxa with nutritious and pharmaceutical importance.
To understand the structural and functional chromosome dynamics during evolution and breeding in inter-species hybrids including crop plant taxa with nutritious and pharmaceutical importance
Liaison between Gardens and Herbarium, with a focus on the naming and curation of cultivated plants.
To understand the evolutionary significance of the immense diversity of plant genomes (i.e. size, chromosome number, organization and composition).
Project Manager, Chinese Medicinal Plants Authentication and Conservation Centre (CMPACC).
Systematics, biogeography, diversity and biology of neotropical Leguminosae, especially Caesalpinioideae (particularly Caesalpinia) and Mimosoideae.
Supporting the management of the Seed Conservation Department
Managing as well as developing the MSBP Seed Information Database (SID) for users, both internal and external, for scientific/academic purposes or otherwise.
Seed Bank Database Manager
Molecular systematics and phylogenetics of Mediterranean groups; conservation genetics (Iberian peninsula and UK) and evolution of apomictic groups.