Sahr Mian

Research Assistant


Trait Diversity and Function


Character Evolution


Cytogenetics including: chromosome genetics, genome size estimations, chromosome counts and morphology, fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH).

I am currently contributing to the Darwin Tree of Life project which aims to sequence the genomes of all UK eukaryotes. My role as Research Assistant involves estimating the genome sizes and chromosome counts of samples before they are sent off for sequencing. I also contribute to general genome size research at RBG Kew. I have a particular research interest in cytogenetics, specialising in using fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) to understand chromosome composition and evolution.

  • MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation, Queen Mary University of London/ RBG Kew
  • BSc in Biology, Queen Mary University of London

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