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Call for IWGSC Early Career speaker travel award

Published: 07/22/2021 08:26 pm

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious IWGSC Early Career and speaker travel award for the primary IWGSC workshop that will be held at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIX in January 2022.

Deadline: 15 September 2021

Call for abstracts IWGSC main workshop PAG 2022

Published: 07/22/2021 07:57 pm

Abstracts for talks are now being accepted by the IWGSC for individuals who would like to present his/her work at the primary IWGSC workshop that will be held at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIX (8-12 January 2022 - San Diego, CA, USA)

Deadline: 15 September 2021

Book Announcement: Genome editing for precision crop breeding

Published: 07/19/2021 06:41 pm

The IWGSC is pleased to announce the publication of the book "Genome editing for precision crop breeding".

Special discount available for IWGSC members.

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)