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Nataly Allasi
Canales

I aim to dedicate my scientific career to improving the understanding of under-utilised plants and their sustainable use in the face of pressing issues like food security and the biodiversity crisis.

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While strengthening research in South America by exploring its amazing flora and the local knowledge in consultation with Indigenous communities to build local capacity towards autonomous research and better livelihoods. I will unleash the potential of Natural History Collections by applying genomic, biochemical, ecological and ethnobotanical perspectives to conduct state-of-the-art research to realise my dream.

PUBLICATIONS AND OUTREACH

Latest

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Using hybrid genomic (live generated at the Nanopore Conference  2019) and RNA-seq data, we assembled and annotated the plastid and nuclear genome of the Andean fever tree (Cinchona pubescens).

A five-story series commissioned by the Wellcome Collection. April‑May, 2022.

Bitter Barks ‑ The legacies and futures of the fever tree by Kim Walker & Nataly Allasi Canales.

Published in Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine. Issue 331 (Making Change). Found here. March/April 2022.