My main role at Kew is to support research activities within the Antonelli Lab group. This involves genomic lab work, optimisation of techniques for working with herbarium specimens and bioinformatic analysis of resulting genomic data. I am working with Oscar Pérez-Escobar on projects concerning domestication, for example of the date palm, as well as with data generation for phylogenomic adventures in Orchidaceae. The genomic data we produce for hundreds of orchid genera will feed into Kew’s Plant and Fungal Trees of Life (PAFTOL) strategic science priority. Furthermore, I am contributing to PAFTOL through research on Nymphaeaceae (water lilies). I am fascinated by the co-evolution of plants and people; in addition to my core activities, I continue to pursue collaborative research on domestication of minor Eurasian and North American crop plants (Poaceae, Amaranthaceae and Polygonaceae). This is coupled with concern for anthropogenic impact on natural landscapes and the threatened persistence of natural populations. Hence I am involved in conservation genomics projects, which often involve analysis of samples from archaeological contexts, herbaria and museum collections.
- Smithsonian Institution Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2019
- PhD Genetics in Archaeology, University of Cambridge, 2017
- MRes Ecology, Evolution and Conservation and DIC, Imperial College, 2011
- BSc Biology, Royal Holloway University of London, 2010
Hunt, H.V., Oliveira, H.R., Lister, D.L., Clarke, A.C. & Przelomska, N.A. (2018).
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Kistler, L., Maezumi, S.Y., De Souza, J.G., Przelomska, N.A., et al. (2018),
Lightfoot, E., Przelomska, N., Craven, M., O′ Connell, T.C., He, L., Hunt, H.V. & Jones, M.K. (2016).
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 30:1475-87.
Jackson, H.A., Bunbury, N., Przelomska, N. & Groombridge, J.J. (2016).
Evolutionary distinctiveness and historical decline in genetic diversity in the Seychelles Black Parrot Coracopsis nigra barklyi.