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Call for early career speaker travel award

Published: 08/21/2018 06:57 pm

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

Deadline: Friday 7 September 2018.

Publication of the Reference Sequence of Bread Wheat

Published: 08/16/2018 08:02 pm

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published today in the international journal Science the first fully annotated reference 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.

David Swarbreck

Published: 08/15/2018 06:37 pm

In January 2018, David Swarbreck was awarded an IWGSC Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his extraordinary leadership in the annotation of the reference sequence of bread wheat, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0.

Jane Rogers

Published: 08/13/2018 11:38 pm

Jane Rogers has worked at the forefront of genomics research for over twenty years, specifically in the management of large scale sequencing projects ranging from the human genome project, in which the UK played a leading role, through to the recent production of the reference sequence of the wheat genome with the IWGSC.

IWGSC RefSeq v1.0 wheat genome assembly now available at Ensembl Plants

Published: 07/18/2018 07:02 pm

One of the biggest highlights of the new Ensembl Plants release 40 is the inclusion of the new Wheat (RefSeq v1.0) genome from the IWGSC.

All IWGSC data related to the reference sequence of bread wheat, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0, publicly available at URGI

Published: 07/04/2018 03:17 pm

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is pleased to announce that all data related to the reference sequence of bread wheat, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0, are available without restriction.

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.

PAG Asia program

Published: 05/23/2018 10:56 pm

The IWGSC held a workshop entitled "Wheat Genomics in Agriculture: Building on IWGSC RefSeq v1.0" at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference Asia in Seoul, South Korea (30 May - 1 June 2018) on Wednesday 30 May 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:45pm

The workshop was organized by Rudi Appels and Kellye Eversole

Publication: Chromosome‐based survey sequencing reveals the genome organization of wild wheat progenitor Triticum dicoccoides

Published: 05/09/2018 08:03 pm

A Plant Biotechnology Journal article on the genome of the progenitor of wheat Triticum dicoccoides, by the IWGSC and IWGSC Coordinating Committee members Jaroslav Doležel, Pilar Hernandez and Hikmet Budak