In 2014, Jane Rogers and Klaus Mayer were awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of their leadership in the IWGSC Chromosome Survey Sequencing Initiative, which culminated in a special issue of Science in July 2014.
Dr. Rogers lead the IWGSC survey sequencing initiative.
Dr. Mayer lead the bioinformatics and sequence analytical part in the survey sequencing initiative.
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.
- Bayer Crop Science Presentation, Ghent, 12 February 2015 Kellye Eversole, IWGSC Executive Director, presented the IWGSC strategy to obtain a high quality reference sequence and provided an update on the latest results in a seminar she gave at Bayer Crop Science.
- Keygene presentation, Wageningen, 6 February 2015 Members of the leadership teams of IWGSC and Keygene met to discuss future efforts for securing the remaining funding for obtaining the high quality sequence.
- PAG Pictures IWGSC kicked off its 10-year anniversary with workshops, celebrations, and awards at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXIII (PAG).Check out the pictures here on Flickr.
- PAG 2015 Poster Poster presented by IWGSC at The Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Conference (10-14 January 2015 - San Diego, CA, USA)