Karen Martinez

Karen Martinez

Department:

Position: PhD-stud., Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Email: kama@plen.ku.dk

About me

  • 2013-2014: Staff scientist, Naturhistoriches Museum, Vienna, Austria
  • 2010-2013: Scientific collaborator, Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2009-2010: MSc. in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Thesis work “A study of rare bryophytes in Switzerland: in vitro culture and species biology.”
  • 2003-2006: BSc. in Biological Sciences, Imperial College, London, UK

Why did you want to become part of MedPlant?
For the chance to participate in a project which combines exciting fieldwork with a multidisciplinary approach to research, whilst offering opportunities to meet distinguished professionals in various fields.

What do you hope to achieve as part of MedPlant?
I hope to provide information that will contribute to the development of a new cancer drug, raise awareness on the importance of preserving biodiversity and show how knowledge on the taxonomy of a group is vital for further research.

What do you hope to do after MedPlant?
I hope to continue doing interesting research.