Banking the world’s seeds
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership safeguards wild plant diversity and enables its sustainable utilisation through global partnership.
We partner with over 100 countries to identify, document, research and conserve the world's plants and fungi. Take a look at the projects and programmes in our portfolio.
Conserving more than 500 species from the European Alps by collecting seeds and storing them ex situ in seed banks.
Safeguarding the endemic, threatened and useful flora of the Caucasus.
Increasing our knowledge and furthering the protection of endemic and endangered flora of the Carpathian Region
Sequencing the genomes of all eukaryotic species in the British Isles.
Providing the evidence to study and combat the fungi of most threat to plant health in the UK.
Investigating crop responses to environmental changes and evaluating the potential of crop wild relatives to enhance the future of European agriculture.
Improving our understanding of the role of polyploidy and chromosomal rearrangements as evolutionary drivers in alpine ecosystems.
Investigating population genetics in the lady’s slipper orchid to inform the reintroduction programme for this threatened species.
Finding genes in ash trees to overcome ash dieback and the emerald ash borer.
Can diseased bees take advantage of antimicrobial chemicals found in plant nectar and pollen and self-medicate?
Saxifraga as a window on the evolution of the European alpine flora.
Digitising the personal and scientific correspondence of the 19th century botanist and explorer Joseph Hooker.