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BASF

Published: 06/07/2021 11:55 pm

BASF has been supporting the IWGSC since 2019 and we are proud to count this innovative company as our sponsor. The IWGSC has been working with the BASF (and predecessor company) team in Ghent, Belgium, since 2011. They have played a critical role as leaders and collaborators in all the consortium’s activities which culminated in the publication of the high-quality, reference genome sequence of bread wheat in Science in 2018. Since then, the BASF team has been involved, as part of the Coordinating Committee, in shaping and helping move forward with the IWGSC Phase II activities.

IWGSC RefSeq v2.1 Assembly and Annotation now freely available at URGI and NCBI

Published: 04/27/2021 04:29 pm

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is pleased to announce that version 2.1 of the reference sequence of bread wheat, IWGSC RefSeq v2.1, and IWGSC Annotation v2.1 are now available at the IWGSC data repository hosted by URGI-INRAE and at the NCBI under project PRJNA669381.

Illumina Joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Published: 04/07/2021 03:02 pm

Eau Claire, Wis., US – 7 April 2021

Illumina , a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies is joining the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) as a sponsoring partner.

The intersection of genomics and wheat breeding for developing superior cultivars and hybrids

Published: 04/06/2021 11:40 pm

On 27 May April 2021, the IWGSC organized a webinar entitled "The intersection of genomics and wheat breeding for developing superior cultivars and hybrids" presented by Stephen Baenziger (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA)

2020 Annual Report

Published: 03/29/2021 05:51 pm

2020 was an exceptional year, to say the least.

Laboratories closures and limitations on access to labs and field sites around the world since last spring greatly impacted many wheat projects.

IWGSC activities have been affected as well and several projects were delayed. Nonetheless, we were able to make progress in some areas thanks to the dedication of IWGSC projects leaders and the continuous support of IWGSC sponsors.

How a wheat disease resistance gene atlas could lift up wheat breeding

Published: 03/04/2021 05:51 pm

On 06 May 2021, the IWGSC organized a webinar entitled “How a wheat disease resistance gene atlas could lift up wheat breeding” presented by Amber Hafeez (John Innes Centre, UK)

Novel design of imputation-enabled SNP arrays for dual hybridization of wheat and barley

Published: 03/02/2021 10:18 pm

On 15 April 2021, the IWGSC organized a webinar entitled "Novel design of imputation-enabled SNP arrays for dual hybridization of wheat and barley" presented by Gabriel Keeble-Gagnère (Agriculture Victoria Research, Australia)

Identification of the long sought-after Ph2 gene, a step towards the control of homoeologous recombination in wheat

Published: 03/02/2021 12:25 am

On 17 June 2021, the IWGSC organized a webinar entitled "Identification of the long sought-after Ph2 gene, a step towards the control of homoeologous recombination in wheat" presented by Heïdi Serra, CNRS, France

Deciphering the genetic basis of cytoplasmic male sterility and fertility restoration in wheat

Published: 03/02/2021 12:08 am

On 25 March 2021, the IWGSC organized a webinar entitled "Deciphering the genetic basis of cytoplasmic male sterility and fertility restoration in wheat" presented by Joanna Melonek (The University of Western Australia, Australia)

IWGSC Newsletter – September 2020 to January 2021

Published: 01/25/2021 07:07 pm

Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No3/2020