29 March 2020
I work as a Seed Biology Laboratory Technician in the Analytical Methods section of the Comparative Plants and Fungal Biology Department, under the supervision of the Seed Biology Laboratory Manager, my role is to ensure the efficient use and management of the laboratory facilities at the Millennium Seed Bank, support all research activities from various Kew groups and provide efficient solutions for the daily unexpected opportunities.
- Agricultural Engineer, Polytechnique Univ. of Cartagena (Spain), 2009
- MSc Plant Breeding and Genetics, Polytechnique Univ. of Valencia (Spain), 2012
Restoring the traditional Mediterranean diet through the conservation of wild edible plants
Promoting the sustainable use of the traditional Eastern Mediterranean diet, through the preservation of traditional knowledge and science-based conservation of wild edible plants in Jordan and Lebanon.
Saving threatened forests of Hispaniola in the Dominican Republic
Supporting reforestation through seed conservation - a collaborative research programme between the Jardín Botánico Nacional in Santo Domingo and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the conservation of useful tree species in the Dominican Republic.
Science-based conservation of tree species in Mexico
Supporting reforestation through seed conservation - a collaborative research programme between the Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, UNAM, México and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the conservation of useful tree species in Mexico.
Seed traits for tree production
This project combines research and technical development to investigate germination traits in UK native trees; to understand how these traits vary; and optimise commercial seed quality using high-throughput screening techniques.
Mattana, E., Sacande, M., Abdul Sanogo, K., Lira, R., Gomez-Barreiro, P., Rogledi, M. & Ulian, T. (2017).
South African Journal of Botany 109: 223–230.
Mattana, E., Sacande, M., Bradamante, G., Gomez‐Barreiro, P., Sanogo, S., & Ulian, T. (2018).
Understanding biological and ecological factors affecting seed germination of the multipurpose tree Anogeissus leiocarpa.
Plant Biology 20: 602-609.