John Jacobs

John Jacobs is an Expert Scientist in the Genomics group of the Trait Research organization of Bayer Crop Science . Located in Ghent, Belgium, John has been with Bayer and predecessor companies since 1999. During his career at Bayer, John has been involved in the development of genomic tools, hybrid systems, and yield traits for cotton, rice, and oilseeds and, more recently, wheat.

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13 June 2016 - Wheat Sequencing Consortium Releases Key Resource to the Scientific Community

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Following the January 2016 announcement of the production of a whole genome assembly for bread wheat, the IWGSC, having completed quality control, is now making this breakthrough resource available for researchers via the IWGSC wheat sequence repository at URGI-INRA-Versailles, France.

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2016 November CC Meeting Awards_Small

In November 2016, the IWGSC awarded three Outstanding Leadership Awards.

Abraham Korol was recognized for his dedication and support of the IWGSC over the last 10 years.

Michael Alaux was recognized for his leadership and dedication in making IWGSC resources available to the wheat community

The entire URGI bioinformatics team received the Award in recognition and appreciation of their efforts in making IWGSC resources available to the wheat community.

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IWGSC at PAG 2017

Saturday 14 January
8:00 to 10:10
IWGSC Workshop
Program - Speaker profiles

Saturday 14 January
18:20 to 20:00
Open Business Meeting

Tuesday 17 January
13:30 to 18:10
Standards & Protocols Workshop
Program

  • Michael Alaux In November 2016, Michael Alaux was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership and dedication...
  • URGI In November 2016, the entire URGI bioinformatics team was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of their e...
  • Abraham Korol In November 2016, Abraham Korol was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in appreciation and recognition of his dedication and support of...
  • Program of IWGSC workshop at PAG 2017 The IWGSC scientific workshop at PAG 2017 will take place on Saturday 14 January 2016 from 8:00 to 10:10 am. The workshop will include a presentat...
  • Publication: cloning of QTL Fhb1 conferring resistance to Fusarium head blight IWGSC Coordinating Committee members Vijay Tiwari, Eduard Akhunov, and Bikram Gill and their team published an article in Nature Genetics on map b...
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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.