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Marybel Soto Gomez

Project Manager, Kew Gardens

Marybel’s research interests lay at the interface of plant evolution, systematics, crop wild relatives, and agrobiodiversity.

At Kew, she is responsible for managing a project on the sustainable use and conservation of Ethiopia’s rich plant bioresources for enhancing local food security and socio-economic development.

She is additionally leading phylogenomic studies to (i) resolve the contentious evolutionary history of the monocot order Dioscoreales, and (ii) identify crop wild relatives of the major yam crop, Dioscorea alata.