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From malaria to gin and tonic: the story of the fever tree

Excited to have recorded (with great help!) a short video about my PhD project.

The Cinchona collections I work with belong to the Economic Botany collection in RBG Kew, curated by Prof. Mark Nesbitt, who was  also my PhD co-supervisor: Economic Botany Collection | Kew

Living Indigenous Encyclopaedias For Health Justice

Collaborative report on crucial terms, principles and pieces around Traditional Ecological Knowledges by Indigenous and Land-Kinned peoples.

Interview about my work and experiences in urban spaces as an Indigenous and Indigenous Ecological Knowledges for urban setups. Check the project's miro board.


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

A book chapter in "This book is a plant", Wellcome Collection. Also, published in Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine. Issue 331 (Making Change). March/April 2022.

Interview about the importance of research in biodiversity in a Peruvian medium specialized in environmental issues: Inforegión and originally posted on September 27, 2021.


Interview about my PhD defence in a Peruvian medium: El Popular. Originally posted on September 19, 2021.

A blog post about my placement at NTNU during the corona outbreak. June 24, 2020.

Interviewed by Vittoria Traverso for BBC travel. Originally posted on May 28, 2020.


Interviewed by Jesica León for La República. Originally posted on April 25, 2020.

Originally posted in Rumbos on April 7, 2020.



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  • A conversation with art historian Ricardo Kusunoki about Malú Cabellos' exhibition “Árbol de la Fiebre”. Centro Cultural Inca Garcilaso. 31st Aug 2023.

  • Unleashing the potential of Andean flora: a case study of the fever tree and bitter potatoes. Invited by Multidimensional Dialogues CRASSH/Americas Archaeology Group - University of Cambridge. 25th Jan 2023.

  • Quinas: bajo el lente paleogenómico, químico e histórico. 2nd International Symposium “Rescuing the fever tree”, Peru. 17th June 2022.

  • The ethnopharmacology of Cinchona bark and the history of quinine. For the Young Researcher Forum in the International Conference of Society of Ethnopharmacology, Taiwan. 28th-31st May 2022

  • Quinas: through the palaeogenomic, chemical, and archival glass. Women in Bioinformatics Meeting, Peru. 11th-12th March 2022.

  • Palaeogenomic perspectives of the biodiversity of historical Cinchona barks. 1st International symposium ”Rescuing the fever tree”, Peru. June 2‑4th, 2021(virtually).

  • Paleogenomic analysis of Cinchona bark collections. Natural History Museum department, NTNU. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. March 26th, 2020.

  • Cinchona bark collections: from alkaloids to genomes. Science talks at The Botanics. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK. Jan 26th, 2020.

  • Reconectando las colecciones de Cinchona en Madrid y Kew (Real expedición botánica al virreinato del Perú). Synthesys+ presentation, RJB Madrid. Madrid, Spain. October 2nd, 2019.

  • Semillas históricas del árbol de la quina (Cinchona sp): de leyenda a historia. Simposio Peruano de Diversidad y Taxonomía Vegetal. Lima, Peru. Remotely. September 19th, 2019.

  • Paleogenomic annotation of historical Cinchona bark samples across time and space. 3rd UK Plant Evolution meeting ‑ Early researchers session. Kew Gardens, London, UK. 3 ‑ 5th of April 2019.


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