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PAG 2018 first announcement

Published: 09/14/2017 01:56 am

The IWGSC will hold two workshops at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVI , 13-17 January 2018, San Diego, CA, US.

Call for early career speaker travel award

Published: 09/14/2017 01:47 am

Nominations are now being accepted for the IWGSC Early Career and speaker travel award for the primary IWGSC workshop that will be held at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVI .

Deadline: Monday 25 September 2017.

Catherine Feuillet Discovers and Improves Genes for Stronger Crops

Published: 09/11/2017 07:32 pm

An article about Catherine Feuillet, IWGSC co-founder and Board member, and her leadership in securing a high quality genome sequence of wheat.

IWGSC Newsletter – March to August 2017

Published: 09/05/2017 07:35 pm

Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No2/2017

Martin Mascher

Published: 09/04/2017 05:54 pm

Martin Mascher is Head of the Domestication Genomics research group at the Leibnitz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Germany.

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Wheat Sequencing Consortium Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors

Published: 07/18/2017 09:00 am

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Sébastien Praud as a new Board member of the organization.

Wheat Sequencing Consortium Releases Key Resource to the Scientific Community

Published: 06/13/2016 08:22 am

Following the January 2016 announcement of the production of a whole genome assembly for bread wheat, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), having completed quality control, is now making this breakthrough resource available for researchers via the IWGSC wheat sequence repository at URGI-INRA-Versailles, France .

Wheat Genome Sequencing Gets Major Boost

Published: 01/06/2016 10:00 am

A high quality bread wheat reference sequence will be available in less than two years

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (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. The project consisted of producing a whole genome assembly of the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring based on Illumina short sequence reads assembled with NRGene’s DeNovoMAGICTM software.

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Interviews given by members of the IWGSC about the general project or their own projects