Career Development Fellow
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Louise Colville received her BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Wales, Bangor (UK) in 2002 and then moved to University of Exeter (UK) to study the functions of ascorbic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana and obtained her PhD in 2006. She joined Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2007, where she currently holds a Career Development Fellowship in Comparative Seed Biology. Her research focuses on the biochemistry of seed ageing and longevity with particular interest in the roles of reactive oxygen species, antioxidants and lipids in seed storage, and the analysis of volatiles as non-invasive markers of viability.