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.
- Sebastien Praud Sebastien Praud is a Research Manager at Biogemma, a European plant biotechnology company whose mission is to develop genomic tools and markers an...
- Eversole presentation, Washington DC, 5 February 2016 IWGSC Executive Director Kellye Eversole presented the latest status and breakthroughs for wheat sequencing at the Research & Technology Commi...
- PAG 2016 Pictures The IWGSC organized two workshops and held a business meeting at the 2016 PAG Conference in San Diego.Check out the pictures here on Flickr.
- Publication: chromosome-based BioNano maps IWGSC Coordinating Committee members Hana Simkova and Jaroslav Dolezel and their team published an article in Plant Biotechnology Journal demonstr...
- Feuillet presentation, San Diego, 8 January 2016 Catherine Feuillet, IWGSC leadership team member, presented a progress report for the IWGSC at the Wheat initiative Research Committee on 8 Januar...
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.