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This section presents IWGSC members who contributed by their involvement, work, leadership and achievements to the IWGSC vision.

Leader Spotlight

This section highlights individuals who are leading projects or initiatives within IWGSC.

Latest Leader Spotlight:

John Jacobs

Published: 09/27/2016 03:51 pm

John Jacobs is an Expert Scientist in the Genomics group of the Trait Research organization of Bayer Crop Science . Located in Ghent, Belgium, John has been with Bayer and predecessor companies since 1999. During his career at Bayer, John has been involved in the development of genomic tools, hybrid systems, and yield traits for cotton, rice, and oilseeds and, more recently, wheat.

Leadership Award

In 2013, the IWGSC leadership established the IWGSC Leadership Award. This award is given to recognize significant achievements, including major scientific milestones, that would not have been accomplished were it not for the demonstration of outstanding leadership and commitment to the overall objective by an individual or a group.

Latest Leadership Awardees:

Forrest Chumley

Published: 02/08/2017 08:40 am

In January 2017, at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, Forrest Chumley received an IWGSC Leadership Award for his vision and 10 years of dedication to and support of the IWGSC.

Rudi Appels

Published: 02/08/2017 08:51 am

Rudi Appels was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in appreciation for his unwavering leadership, vision, and dedication to the IWGSC. He received his award in January 2017, at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, United States.

Beat Keller

Published: 02/08/2017 08:48 am

Beat Keller was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation for his leadership, support, and dedication to the IWGSC. He received his award in January 2017, at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, United States.

Nils Stein

Published: 02/09/2017 06:17 pm

Nils Stein was awarded an IWGSC Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership in the production of the IWGSC whole genome assembly of bread wheat. He received his award in January 2017 at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, United States.

Martin Mascher, Frédéric Choulet and Gabriel Keeble-Gagnère

Published: 02/08/2017 08:55 am

In January 2017, Martin Mascher, Frédéric Choulet and Gabriel Keeble-Gagnère – the IWGSC Pseudomolecule Task Force – were awarded IWGSC Leadership Awards in recognition and appreciation of their leadership in the pseudomolecule assembly and quality assessment of the IWGSC reference sequence of bread wheat. They received their awards at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, United States.

Early Career Award

Since 2007, the IWGSC has included an early career speaker in all of its sponsored workshops. The goal is to engage young and early career scientists in wheat genomics broadly and in the IWGSC specifically.

Since its inception, 18 early career scientists have been selected and have benefited from the opportunity to present their work to a large audience in an international scientific meeting.

Latest Early Carrer Awardee:

Naeela Qureshi

Published: 01/13/2017 09:09 am

Naeela Qureshi was awarded an IWGSC Early Career Award and her supervisor, Urmil Bansal, received her award in her behalf in January 2017 at PAG.