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IWGSC Newsletter – January to March 2017

Published: 04/24/2017 06:34 pm

Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No1/2017

Venturini presentation, Bristol, 5 April 2017

Published: 04/21/2017 04:51 pm

Luca Venturini, Earlham Institute and IWGSC Coordinating Committee member, presented an overview of the progress made in wheat annotation "From fragments to the whole: progress in wheat genome annotation" at the Monogram meeting in Bristol (UK)

PAG Asia Announcement

Published: 04/20/2017 07:15 pm

The IWGSC will hold a workshop at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference Asia in Seoul, South Korea (29-31 May 2017) on Wednesday 31 May 2017 from 11:15am to 1:00 pm.

The workshop is organized by Rudi Appels and Kellye Eversole

Hélène Bergès

Published: 04/18/2017 07:19 pm

Hélène Bergès is Managing Director of the Plant Genomic Resources Center (CNRGV) – a national infrastructure centre, which is part of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) network.

Olsen presentation, Bristol, 4 April 2017

Published: 04/11/2017 07:19 pm

Odd-Arne Olsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences and IWGSC Coordinating Committee member, keynote address at the Monogram meeting in Bristol (UK) on "Cereal endosperm; lessons learnt from molecular biology, cell biology, genomics and transcriptomics analysis."

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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.

Germany Steps Up Its Wheat Sequencing Effort

Published: 12/02/2015 10:48 am

German teams to sequence two wheat chromosomes

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture announced today that it would award 1.5 million Euros to a project aimed at providing a reference sequence for two wheat chromosomes, part of the international effort to decipher the bread wheat genome, led by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC).

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