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Arbor Biosciences and the IWGSC Partner on Wheat Exome

Published: 01/14/2019 03:00 pm

Arbor Biosciences, a worldwide leader in next generation sequencing (NGS) target enrichment and synthetic biology, announces their partnership with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), an international organization dedicated to developing a gold-standard reference genome for bread wheat cv. Chinese Spring. This strategic partnership will provide IWGSC members with a standardized exome panel for research and development as well as expand Arbor’s collaboratively developed myBaits(R) Expert panels in agrigenomics.

IWGSC Newsletter – September 2018 to 10 January 2019

Published: 01/10/2019 07:42 pm

Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No3/2018

Manuel Spannagl

Published: 01/09/2019 11:38 pm

Manuel Spannagl is Senior Scientist and Deputy Group Leader in the Plant Genome and Systems Biology (PGSB) group of Klaus Mayer at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany. PGSB (formerly MIPS) has been engaged in the development of plant genome bioinformatics for over 15 years and has generated annotation for many plant genomes.

Jaroslav Doležel receives the "Czech Head Prize", the most prestigious Czech scientific award

Published: 12/01/2018 12:05 am

IWGSC Coordinating Committee member, Jaroslav Doležel received the Czech Head prize, nicknamed the Czech Nobel Prize, in a lavish ceremony in Prague on Sunday 25 November.

Program of IWGSC Wheat Genome Manual and Functional Annotation Workshop at PAG 2019

Published: 11/13/2018 10:40 pm

The IWGSC Wheat Genome Manual and Functional Annotationworkshop at PAG 2019 will take place on Tuesday 15 January 2019 from 1:30 to 5:30pm.

The workshop will examine advances in functional annotation of regions in the reference genome sequence regions which will include gap closure and finishing the genome sequence as well as the functional annotation of the gene space. Generally the regions examined will be in agronomically important regions and we would expect new bioinformatics developments to accelerate the integration of multiple data sets. The IWGSC phase II strategy, post the release of the wheat reference genome (IWGSC RefSeq v1.0), includes developing a pipeline for community generated manual annotation coupled, functional annotation, and annual annotation releases by the IWGSC. The workshop will focus on genome-level studies to facilitate manual and functional annotation, the process of manual annotation, and platforms for annotation and visualization.

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Arbor Biosciences and the IWGSC Partner on Wheat Exome

Published: 01/14/2019 03:00 pm

Arbor Biosciences, a worldwide leader in next generation sequencing (NGS) target enrichment and synthetic biology, announces their partnership with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), an international organization dedicated to developing a gold-standard reference genome for bread wheat cv. Chinese Spring. This strategic partnership will provide IWGSC members with a standardized exome panel for research and development as well as expand Arbor’s collaboratively developed myBaits(R) Expert panels in agrigenomics.

The Wheat Code is Finally Cracked

Published: 08/16/2018 08:00 pm

The wheat genome sequence will contribute to global food security

Bethesda, Maryland, USA – August 16, 2018

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published today in the international journal Science a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop. This work will pave the way for the production of wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality and improved sustainability.

Wheat Sequencing Consortium Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Published: 06/14/2018 04:21 pm

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ute Baumann, Hikmet Budak, and Etienne Paux as new Board members of the organization.

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