Kew is a world-leading botanical and mycological research institution. At Kew there are over 300 scientists, working on the latest scientific developments in plant and fungal research.
On 20 October, Kew’s Director of Science Kathy Willis, Senior Research Leader on Diversity & Livelihoods Tiziana Ulian, and Director of Development Alison Purvis, along with Patricia Dávila, Director of FESI-UNAM, visited CIMMYT Headquarters to discuss possible joint programs between CIMMYT and Kew. The visit also included presentations on CIMMYT and Kew by Marianne Banziger, CIMMYT Deputy Director General, and Willis, as well as a tour of the Wellhausen-Anderson Plant Genetic Resources Center given by Bibiana Espinosa, Principal Research Assistant.
From L-R: Alison Purvis, Patricia Dávila, Bibiana Espinosa, Michael Way, and Tiziana Ulian visiting the CIMMYT genebank. Photo: Marcelo Ortiz/CIMMYT