Sebastien Praud is a Research Manager at Biogemma , a European plant biotechnology company whose mission is to develop genomic tools and markers and to create new genetic variability to support the breeding programs of its shareholding companies – seed companies and field crop producers.
Sebastien leads the “Genetics and Genomics in Cereals” team. He manages collaborative projects with institutes, universities and competitors, as well as in-house applied projects to deliver knowledge and tools that can be used by Biogemma shareholding companies in their genetic improvement programs.
Read his 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.
- PAG Asia Announcement The IWGSC will hold a workshop at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference Asia in Singapore (6-8 June 2016) on Tuesday 7 June 2016 from 1:30 to 3:...
- Infographic: The Origin of Wheat Today's bread wheat originates from three ancestral grass species and results from two consecutive hybridizations
- IWGSC Newsletter – January to March 2016 Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No1/2016
- TV program about wheat stem rust A program by the French/German TV channel ARTE about UG99 stem rust.
- Infographic: How to separate chromosomes Chromosomes are the basic materials used to sequence the bread wheat genome, which has 21 pairs of chromosomes. How can they be separated?
6 January 2016 - Wheat Genome Sequencing Gets Major Boost
A high quality bread wheat reference sequence will be available in less than two years
The IWGSC announced today the production of a whole genome assembly of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world, significantly accelerating global research into crop improvement.
In January 2016, the IWGSC awarded three Outstanding Leadership Awards.
Jan Dvorak and Ming-Cheng Luo were both awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of their leadership in completing the reference sequence for the Ae. tauschii – the progenitor of wheat D genome.
John Jacobs and Bayer CropScience (BSC) were awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of their leadership for advancing significantly the IWGSC efforts to complete the reference sequence of the bread wheat genome.