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About the IWGSC

IWGSC : Why & Vision


The IWGSC is led by six co-chairs, an executive director, and the coordinating committee.

The six co-chairs are R. Appels (Australia), J. Dvorak (USA), C. Feuillet (France), B. Gill (USA), B. Keller (Switzerland), Y. Ogihara (Japan) and K. Eversole (USA) serves as the executive director.


IWGSC Organization diagram

The Coordinating Committee is responsible for:

  • Coordinating activities within the IWGSC and pertinent outside genome efforts
  • Allocating responsibilities/tasks to IWGSC members
  • Assessing and reporting on progress, and
  • Monitoring data release activities


The IWGSC has two categories of membership : Coordinating Committee Membership and General Membership.

Coordinating Committee members are individuals or organizations who support the IWGSC through scientific contributions (i.e., developing resources, sequencing, annotating, etc.) or through financial contributions (i.e., funding specific research projects needed to meet the goals of the IWGSC).

General membership consists of individuals who agree to the mission, goals, guiding principles, and data release standards.

Register online if you wish to become a general member or to apply to the coordinating committee.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact the executive director by sending an email to info@wheatgenome.org .