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2018 Annual Report

Published: 05/21/2019 08:10 pm

2018: the culmination of 13 years of hard work and the beginning of an exciting new phase.

IWGSC Newsletter – January to April 2019

Published: 04/29/2019 06:19 pm

Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No1/2019

IWGSC becomes a member of DivSeek

Published: 04/26/2019 06:43 pm

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is pleased to announce that it has joined the DivSeek initiative .

Florimond Desprez

Published: 04/03/2019 12:29 am

Florimond Desprez, a family-owned plant breeding company founded in 1830 and located in northern France has been supporting the IWGSC since 2011. The IWGSC is extremely grateful for its continuous support.

Curtis Pozniak

Published: 02/08/2019 02:08 am

In January 2019, Curtis Pozniak was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition of his leadership in the completion of the IWGSC RefSeq v 1.0.

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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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