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Vijay Tiwari

Published: 01/30/2020 05:25 pm

In January 2020, Vijay Tiwari was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership in wheat RH mapping that contributed to the high quality reference sequence of the bread wheat genome, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0.

IWGSC Newsletter – September 2019 to 09 January 2020

Published: 01/10/2020 02:05 am

Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No3/2019

Hélène Rimbert

Published: 11/21/2019 08:08 pm

Hélène Rimbert is a Bioinformatics Engineer at GDEC (Genetic, Diversity and Ecophysiology of Cereals) a Joint Research Unit of Institute of Agronomical Research Institute (INRA) and Clermont-Auvergne University (UCA), based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

IWGSC Wheat Exome v1 now available for bread and durum wheat from Arbor Biosciences

Published: 10/14/2019 07:11 pm

On October 4, 2019, Arbor Biosciences announced the official release of the myBaits® Expert Wheat Exome capture panel developed in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). The panel was designed using the reference genome for bread wheat cv. Chinese Spring, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0, which was fully annotated and published by IWGSC members. The panel utilizes over two million probes to cover 200 megabases of high confidence exons in the genome and is compatible with both hexaploid and tetraploid cultivars of wheat.

Harriet Benbow

Published: 10/11/2019 12:55 am

Harriet Benbow was awarded an IWGSC Early Career Award and received her award at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, California (USA) in January 2020.

Harriet also received a travel stipend to allowed her to travel to the PAG conference to present a talk during the IWGSC main workshop on Saturday 11 January 2020.

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BASF Joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Published: 07/22/2019 03:00 pm

Joint News Release

Lee’s Summit, Missouri, U.S. and Limburgerhof, Germany, 22 July 2019

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) is pleased to announce that BASF has joined the organization as a sponsoring partner.

Arbor Biosciences Partners with Curio Genomics for Analysis of IWGSC Wheat Exome

Published: 07/16/2019 03:35 pm

Arbor Biosciences, a division of Chiral Technologies, Inc and worldwide leader in next generation sequencing (NGS) target enrichment, announces a partnership with Curio Genomics for bioinformatics analysis of the wheat genome. Arbor has an ongoing collaboration 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, to provide IWGSC members with a standardized exome panel for research and development. Adding the Curio Genomics strategic partnership allows Arbor Biosciences to harness the power of the Curio Genomics platform in an end-to-end solution, from DNA to variant analysis, for wheat exome sequencing through their myReads(R) NGS services division.

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.

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