Centre for Forest Protection Blog
Researchers Nikki Cotterill from Forest Research, and Guillermo Friis from Kew tell us about their fieldwork this spring and summer. They have been sampling trees for genomic analysis and assessing tree health in naturally colonised and planted woodlands.
Dr Daniel Wood, a Centre for Forest Protection Postdoctoral Research Associate is working on our ash pangenome project. A few years ago, Kew Scientists and QMUL produced the first reference genome for the ash tree. Daniel has been working on improving this genome, and the team have recently released this new reference genome for use by scientists. Here, he explains what a reference genome is, how it is used and why we need to update it for our work on ash dieback.
Nicola made a video diary of her fieldwork
Alice tells us about her experiences of fieldwork and data analysis
Alice tells us about what she learnt during her CFP internship at Kew
Find out about Camila’s experience as a CFP intern
Find out about Freya’s experience as a CFP intern.
Researcher Mohammad has been exploring the Kew Fungarium to find out more about the life-cycle of the fungus that causes Dutch elm disease.
CFP Education and Training Officer, Suzanne Sancisi-Frey, tells us about the first CFP internship programme