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GB: Natural History Museum
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Location: London, England
The Natural History Museum is a world class museum and science research centre. Most of the research in the Museum is focused on biodiversity exploration, discovery and description, but we also have expertise in communicating cutting edge science to the general public making the NHM an ideal partner for delivering the public engagement aspects of EU-SOL.
Natural History Museum and EU-SOL
The Natural History Museum’s work in EU-SOL is to present the research of this project to the general public in a comprehensible and relevant fashion. It is also responsible for providing content that will allow the user to put the current research effort in the context of hundreds of years of plant improvement. Later on the Museum will be primarily responsible for designing and delivering a hands-on resource for schools that will aid the teaching of Mendelian genetics. All of this is detailed in Work Package 7.2.
In the words of Sandy Knapp: ‘We hope to bring an informed look at the contribution research of the type being done by the EU-SOL group brings to people’s lives, and to show how the plants (potatoes and tomatoes and other Solanaceae in particular!) themselves fit into the process.’