Hikmet Budak is a Professor in the Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Program at Sabanci University, Turkey, where he leads the Plant Genetics and Genomics team. He also serves as an adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. His major research foci include biotic and abiotic stress responses in cereals, and the components of stress tolerance mechanisms, including post-transcriptional regulators, such as microRNAs.
Read his profile and interview here
On 18 July 2014, the IWGSC published in the international journal Science a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome. The chromosome-based draft provides new insight into the structure, organization, and evolution of the large, complex genome of the world’s most widely grown cereal crop.
- Sequence Assembly and Analysis of Chromosome 5Mg of Aegilops geniculata IWGSC Coordinating Committee members Vijay Tiwari and Bikram Gill (Kansas State University, USA), in collaboration with IWGSC members at the Institute of Experimental Botany (Czeck Republic), published an article in Plant Journal describing seque...
- Caugant presentation, Olomouc, 23 september 2015 Isabelle Caugant, IWGSC Communications Officer, presented the IWGSC history, strategy and projects, as well as an overview of the IWGSC communication tools.
- Canadian Genomics Project Is Leading the Way in Wheat Breeding Innovation Wheat farmers have reason to celebrate, as the Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics (CTAG2) project is about to step up its contribution to the global effort to decipher the wheat genome, led by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium...
- Sequencing steps Pictures of the different sequencing steps, courtesy of Helene Berges at INRA-CNRGV
- The Bread Wheat Genome The bread wheat genome is both extremely large and complex. It is more than five times larger than the human genome and comprises 21 chromosomes originating from three individual subgenomes with highly similar gene contents. To circumvent this co...
29 September 2015 - Canadian Genomics Project Is Leading the Way in Wheat Breeding Innovation
Wheat farmers have reason to celebrate, as the Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics (CTAG2) project is about to step up its contribution to the global effort to decipher the wheat genome, led by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC).
International Innovation magazine - July 2015
The July issue of International Innovation magazine features an interview with Kellye Eversole and an article on the IWGSC achievements
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