Science Operations

Providing the infrastructure, collections and services necessary to achieve the goals of Kew's Scientific Priorities.

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Head of department: vacant

The Science Operations department is focused on the infrastructure, collections and services necessary to achieve the goals of the Scientific Priorities, and partner strategies such as the Science Collections Strategy 2018–2028.

Key components of the Science Operations department are Science Collections, Library and Archives, Science Services and Laboratories, and Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Operations – the latter supporting our team in Madagascar, where Kew has a long-term base fighting biodiversity loss in a critically threatened, megadiverse environment. 

Teams

  • Researcher looking at table of specimens

    Science Collections

    Managing and curating Kew's extensive collections.

  • Map of India and old newspaper cutting

    Library and Archives

    Supporting Kew’s science, history and horticulture.

  • Scientists at work in a laboratory

    Science Services and Laboratories

    Providing world-class laboratory infrastructure and efficient and effective science services.

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    Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Operations

    Supporting Kew's researchers in Madagascar.