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Survey about the future of the IWGSC

Published: 05/27/2016 07:36 pm

In May 2016, the IWGSC conducted an anonymous survey among its members (general members and Coordinating Committee members, a total of 885 members) to get their views about the future role the IWGSC could play after reaching its goal of delivering a high quality reference genome sequence for the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring, anticipated for early 2017.


Eversole presentation, Amsterdam, 16 March 2017

Published: 03/17/2017 04:57 pm

IWGSC Executive Director Kellye Eversole presented the odyssey to the IWGSC high quality reference sequence at the Plant Genomics and Gene Editing congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) on 16 March 2017.

Stein presentation, Frankfurt, 8 December 2016

Published: 12/20/2016 09:11 pm

Nils Stein, leader of the IWGSC Whole Genome Assembly project and co-leader of the reference sequence analysis team, presented a talk on the wheat genome sequence at the International Wheat Congress in Frankfurt (Germany) on 8 December 2016. The presentation included the latest results from the efforts to complete the IWGSC reference sequence.

Resource for members: slides

Published: 06/16/2016 08:21 am

Set of slides for members to use in their presentations: general presentation of the IWGSC (membership, structure, vision, roadmap), major achievements, progress, sponsors. Updated January 2017.

Choulet presentation, Angers, 7 October 2016

Published: 10/20/2016 08:49 am

Frederic Choulet, IWGSC Coordinating Committee member, presented the latest results from the IWGSC whole genome assembly project at a conference organized by the Angers INRA Center (France) 7 October 2016.

Feuillet presentation, Philadelphia, 12 September 2016

Published: 09/21/2016 09:59 am

Catherine Feuillet, Head of Trait Research, Bayer CropScience R&D and IWGSC Board member presented the Bayer wheat strategy and the IWGSC story over the last decade at the 4th Plant Genomics Congress in held in Philadelphia (USA) on 12 September 2016

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Meetings and Workshops


PAG 2017 Poster

Published: 01/18/2017 12:42 am

Poster presented by the IWGSC at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference (14-18 January 2017 - San Diego, CA, USA)

IWGSC Poster

Published: 06/09/2016 02:35 pm

Poster updated June 2016

More Money Needed for Sequencing Wheat Genome

Published: 11/05/2015 01:25 pm

The October 2015 issue of Seed World features an article about the IWGSC, highlighting its achievements and making the case for more funding to be fund soon to finish the reference sequencing of bread wheat.

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10-year anniversary

2005-2015: A timeline

Published: 12/23/2015 11:51 am

A look back at the main events of the last 10 years.

2005-2015: An image gallery

Published: 12/23/2015 12:04 pm

10 years of meetings, hard work and good time with friend and colleagues.

2005-2015: A video

Published: 12/23/2015 12:14 pm

Ever wondered how it all started?
Watch the video featuring interviews of individuals who had a vision, decided to join force and embarked on this long, frustrating at times, but rewarding journey.


IWGSC submits comments to USDA

Published: 07/24/2014 05:27 pm

On 21 July 2014, IWGSC submitted comments to the US Department of Agriculture regarding the USDA Roadmap for Plant Breeding

IWGSC Presents Accelerated Sequencing Proposal to Wheat Initiative

Published: 09/03/2013 11:43 pm

IWGSC Presents to the Wheat Initiative a proposal to accelerate the completion of the reference sequence of the bread wheat genome.

Progress reports

Eversole paper in EWAC-Eucarpia 2011 Proceedings

Published: 10/22/2012 12:40 pm

Kellye Eversole presented the latest results and strategies of the consortium at the joint EWAC-EUCARPIA Cereals Section Conference which was held in Novi Sad, Serbia, November 7-11, 2011.

Physical mapping status March 2010

Published: 03/28/2010 11:56 am

Physical mapping status March 2010