Sharing our expertise
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank works with partners and collaborators to increase global capacity for seed conservation by sharing its knowledge and expertise through training and technology transfer. We teach the science involved in seed conservation and provide advice and practical guidance to support seed collectors, seed bank staff, and those working in seed research. We have an editorial role in approving seed research papers for several scientific journals.
Training and education
The training programme of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership develops the specialised skills and knowledge needed to collect, conserve and manage ex-situ seed collections. A combination of training activities are offered to partners, collaborators and other institutes, following a detailed 'training needs assessment' of existing experience.
Kew’s unparalleled expertise in seed conservation technology is widely shared with its international partners and commercial clients. In every case, we deliver advice that is specifically tailored to the needs and budget of our partners, however large or small.
Who we advise
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank provides independent, scientific advice that underpins both quality assurance in research and contributes to better policy making. Find out more about the organisations that we advise.
Science and conservation experts at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank support research through serving on the Editorial Board of a series of learned journals, and by refereeing.
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