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Safe-guarding Crop Diversity - Elsa Matthus' PIPS at the Crop Trust in Germany

last modified May 18, 2017 12:04 PM

Lentil serendipity - and hard work

As part of the project “Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Collecting, Protecting and Preparing Crop Wild Relatives”, a global network of lentil scientists and breeders are working to cross and evaluate wild and cultivated lentil species. The cultivated lentil is a world favorite, but the crop has become too narrow (genetically speaking).

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Elsa Matthus is a 2014 cohort PhD student in the BBSRC DTP Programme. She works in the lab of Dr Julia Davies in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. As part of the DTP Programme she completed a rotation project with Professor Ottoline Leyser at The Sainsbury Lab and undertook an internship at The Global Crop Diversity Trust in Germany, where she gained first-hand experience in data management and public outreach.