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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.

Hélène Bergès

Published: 02/08/2019 02:05 am

In January 2019, Hélène Bergès was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of her leadership in BAC pooling and BAC libraries.

Hirokazu Handa

Published: 02/08/2019 01:58 am

In January 2019, Hirokazu Handa was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his consistent support of the IWGSC and his leadership with academia, industry, and funding agencies, especially in Japan.

Francis Quétier

Published: 02/08/2019 01:24 am

In January 2019, Francis Quétier was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership and support in obtaining a high quality reference of the bread wheat genome

Alaux presentation, IWGSC Business Meeting, San Diego, 12 January 2019

Published: 01/30/2019 12:22 am

At the IWGSC Business Meeting that took place at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference ( PAG 2019 ) in San Diego, USA, on Saturday 12 January 2019, Michael Alaux (URGI) presented the process to provide updated gene annotations for inclusion in IWGSC RefSeq annotation v2.0.

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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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