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People

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:

Cristobal Uauy

Published: 01/08/2018 05:11 pm

Cristobal Uauy is a Project Leader in the Department of Crop Genetics at the John Innes Centre in the United Kingdom. His research is focused on using genetics and genomics to identify genes involved in wheat productivity traits – such as grain size and shape, pre-harvest sprouting, and resistance to the wheat yellow rust pathogen. With his team, he aims to understand the mechanisms by which these genes function and to translate this knowledge into improved wheat varieties for growers, industry, and consumers.

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:

Catherine Feuillet

Published: 02/05/2018 06:35 pm

Catherine Feuillet was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation for her unwavering leadership, support, and dedication to the IWGSC. She received her award in January 2018, at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, United States.

Hélène Rimbert

Published: 01/31/2018 07:34 pm

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

Manuel Spannagl

Published: 01/31/2018 07:40 pm

In January 2018, Manuel Spannagl 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.

Cristobal Uauy, Philippa Borrill and Ricardo H. Ramirez-Gonzalez

Published: 02/12/2018 08:32 pm

In January 2018, Cristobal Uauy, Philippa Borrill and Ricardo H. Ramirez-Gonzalez were awarded IWGSC Leadership Awards in recognition and appreciation of their extraordinary leadership in the functional annotation and analysis of the reference sequence of bread wheat, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0.

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:

Joanna Melonek

Published: 11/06/2017 07:58 pm

Joanna Melonek was awarded an IWGSC Early Career Award and received her award at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, California (USA) in January 2018.

Joanna also received a travel stipend that allowed her to travel to the PAG conference to present a talk during the IWGSC main workshop on Saturday 13 January 2018.