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Program of IWGSC workshop at PAG 2019

The IWGSC scientific workshop at PAG 2019 will take place on Saturday 12 January 2019 from 8:00 to 10:10 am.

The IWGSC led the effort to develop a high quality, reference sequence of the large, complex (hexaploid), bread wheat genome (IWGSC RefSeq v1.0). This year's workshop will include a presentation of a proposed finishing strategy for the genome and one on a new pipeline for wheat and barley sequences that may facilitate the development of the complete wheat pan-genome, both key objectives of IWGSC phase II. With IWGSC RefSeq v1.0 and annotation versions 1.0 and 1.1 available to scientists, significant advances in wheat genomics have been made and the workshop will include talks that highlight some of these. As usual, the workshop also will include a talk by an IWGSC Early Career Award recipient. This is given to a young scientist nominated by anyone in the wheat community and selected by the IWGSC leadership in recognition of outstanding achievement.

International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium Workshop

Plant & Animal Genome XXVII

San Diego, CA, USA

Room: Town and Country

Saturday 12 January 2019, 8:00 am to 10:10 am

Program Details

Organizers: Hikmet Budak and Kellye Eversole

8:00 am: Welcoming remarks

8:05 am: Carolina Paola Sansaloni, CIMMY. Studying Global Wheat Genetic Diversity of Germplasm Banks.

8:25 am: Martin Mascher, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK). Pipeline for High Quality Barley and Wheat Genome Sequence Assemblies. ( Abstract )

8:45 am: Philippe Rigault, GYDLE. Finishing Strategy for the IWGSC RefSeq Genome Sequence. ( Abstract )

9:05 am: Elodie Rey, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The Comparative Transcriptomic Analysis of Wheat, Barley and Wheat- Barley Chromosome-Arm 7HL Addition Line Reveals Major Changes Affecting the Gene Content of Both the Alien Telosome and the Wheat Genome. ( Abstract )

9:25 am: Lee Hickey, University of Queensland. Designer Roots for Future Wheats.

9:45 am: Eduard Akhunov, Kansas State University. Possibility of CRISPR-Based Precision Breeding in Wheat.