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Leader Spotlight

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

Rudi Appels

Published: 10/26/2021 11:24 pm

An interview of Rudi Appels by Stephen Baenziger

Philippa Borrill

Published: 05/24/2021 06:25 pm

Philippa Borrill is a Lecturer in Plant Biology at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Delfina Barabaschi

Published: 11/02/2020 07:01 pm

Delfina Barabaschi is a researcher at the Research Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics – CREA), in Fiorenzuola d’Arda, Italy

Gabriel Keeble-Gagnère

Published: 07/01/2020 06:45 pm

Gabriel Keeble-Gagnère is a Senior Research Scientist at Agriculture Victoria (part of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions) in Melbourne, Australia.

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.

Jaroslav Doležel

Published: 06/28/2019 11:27 pm

Jaroslav Doležel is Head of the Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics of the Institute of Experimental Botany (IEB) and Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Palacký University with both institutes in Olomouc (Czech Republic).

Manuel Spannagl

Published: 01/09/2019 11:38 pm

Manuel Spannagl is Senior Scientist and Deputy Group Leader in the Plant Genome and Systems Biology (PGSB) group of Klaus Mayer at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany. PGSB (formerly MIPS) has been engaged in the development of plant genome bioinformatics for over 15 years and has generated annotation for many plant genomes.

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.

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.

Martin Mascher

Published: 09/04/2017 05:54 pm

Martin Mascher is Head of the Domestication Genomics research group at the Leibnitz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Germany.