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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14 January 2017 - IWGSC Reference Sequence v1.0 assembly now available at URGI
The IWGSC is pleased to announce that the first version of the reference sequence of the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring (IWGSC RefSeq v1.0) is now available at the IWGSC sequence repository hosted by URGI-INRA .
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.
- PAG 2017 Poster Poster presented by the IWGSC at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference (14-18 January 2017 - San Diego, CA, USA)
- IWGSC Newsletter – September 2016 to 15 January 2017 Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No3/2016
- IWGSC Reference Sequence v1.0 assembly now available at URGI The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is pleased to announce that the first version of the reference sequence of the bread wheat va...
- Naeela Qureshi Naeela Qureshi was awarded an IWGSC Early Career Award and will receive her award in January 2017 at PAG.
- Glossary Glossary of terms used frequently in genome sequencing.
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.