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Webinar: Extending the Curio Genomics Platform for the Wheat Research Community; DNA Sequences to Analysis Results

Published: 04/09/2020 05:00 pm

On 30 April 2020, the IWGS organized a Webinar in collaboration with Curio Genomics entitled "Extending the Curio Genomics Platform for the Wheat Research Community; DNA Sequences to Analysis Results", presented by Shawn Quinn, CTO at Curio Genomics


Published: 03/26/2020 06:15 pm

Syngenta , a leader in plant breeding and seed production, has been supporting the IWGSC since 2011. We are very grateful for their continuous support and are proud to count this innovative plant breeding company as our sponsor. Since we first began partnering with Syngenta, their scientists have provided critical advice and suggestions for ensuring that the genomic tools the IWGSC develops will be those which industry needs to accelerate crop improvement. Because of their strong support, we were able to stand firm in our quest to provide a high quality reference sequence of bread wheat. This partnership has also meant that Syngenta is better prepared to take advantage of the tools and resources that we develop. The public-private partnership and collaboration has been the foundation for the success of the Consortium.

Webinar: Comprehensive Cost-Effective Exome Sequencing with Arbor Biosciences Wheat Exome Panel

Published: 02/25/2020 07:02 pm

On 25 March 2020, the IWGSC organized a Webinar in collaboration with Arbor Biosciences entitled "Comprehensive Cost-Effective Exome Sequencing with Arbor Biosciences Wheat Exome Panel", presented by Jacob Enk, NGS R&D Manager at Arbor Biosciences.

Vijay Tiwari

Published: 01/30/2020 05:25 pm

In January 2020, Vijay Tiwari was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership in wheat RH mapping that contributed to the high quality reference sequence of the bread wheat genome, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0.

IWGSC Newsletter – September 2019 to 09 January 2020

Published: 01/10/2020 02:05 am

Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No3/2019

Hélène Rimbert

Published: 11/21/2019 08:08 pm

Hélène Rimbert is a Bioinformatics Engineer at GDEC (Genetic, Diversity and Ecophysiology of Cereals) a Joint Research Unit of Institute of Agronomical Research Institute (INRA) and Clermont-Auvergne University (UCA), based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

IWGSC Wheat Exome v1 now available for bread and durum wheat from Arbor Biosciences

Published: 10/14/2019 07:11 pm

On October 4, 2019, Arbor Biosciences announced the official release of the myBaits® Expert Wheat Exome capture panel developed in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). The panel was designed using the reference genome for bread wheat cv. Chinese Spring, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0, which was fully annotated and published by IWGSC members. The panel utilizes over two million probes to cover 200 megabases of high confidence exons in the genome and is compatible with both hexaploid and tetraploid cultivars of wheat.

Harriet Benbow

Published: 10/11/2019 12:55 am

Harriet Benbow was awarded an IWGSC Early Career Award and received her award at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, California (USA) in January 2020.

Harriet also received a travel stipend to allowed her to travel to the PAG conference to present a talk during the IWGSC main workshop on Saturday 11 January 2020.

Kansas Wheat Commission

Published: 10/09/2019 07:23 pm

The Kansas Wheat Commission is a founding member of the IWGSC and has been a continuous supporter of the consortium since the beginning. Back in November 2004, Kellye Eversole was hired by the Kansas Wheat Commission and Kansas State University to set up a consortium to generate genomics tools for wheat research, which led to the creation of the IWGSC in January 2005. Since then, the IWGSC has been fortunate to always receive support from the Kansas Wheat Commission. This continuous support over the years has been a reminder to funding agencies and the scientific community that the goal of wheat genomics is to enable wheat improvement for growers and consumers.

Program of IWGSC workshop at PAG 2020

Published: 10/01/2019 11:15 pm

The IWGSC scientific workshop at PAG 2020 took place on Saturday 11 January 2020 from 8:00 to 10:10 am.