Elly Vesty, New Optimist, on the advantages of understanding the historical evolution of plants

Elly Vesty’s research makes her optimistic that we can improve food security.  Her work on how, historically, plants have germinated to ensure they grow is about having a core understanding of how crops will grow.

She works at the Coates Lab at Birmingham University –  guided by Julia Coates – herself a New Optimist. Elly is also confident that more women in science will improve the range of approaches, ideas and the depth of thinking.

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