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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.

2016 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.

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.

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.

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.

Abraham Korol

Published: 12/08/2016 02:20 pm

In November 2016, Abraham Korol was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in appreciation and recognition of his dedication and support of the IWGSC over the last 10 years.

Michael Alaux

Published: 12/09/2016 02:57 pm

In November 2016, Michael Alaux was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership and dedication in making IWGSC resources available to the wheat community.

URGI

Published: 12/09/2016 02:52 pm

In November 2016, the entire URGI bioinformatics team was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of their efforts in making IWGSC resources available to the wheat community.

 

2015 Awardees

Jan Dvorak

Published: 01/10/2016 07:20 pm

In January 2016, Jan Dvorak was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership in completing the reference sequence for the Ae. tauschii – the progenitor of wheat D genome.

Ming-Cheng Luo

Published: 01/10/2016 11:18 pm

Ming-Cheng Luo was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership in completing the reference sequence for the Ae. tauschii – the progenitor of the wheat D genome. He received his award in January 2016 at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, United States.

John Jacobs & Bayer CropScience

Published: 01/10/2016 11:30 pm

John Jacobs and Bayer CropScience (BSC) were awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of their leadership for advancing significantly the IWGSC efforts to complete the reference sequence of the bread wheat genome. John received his award in January 2016 at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, United States.

Gregoire Berthe

Published: 11/16/2015 02:53 pm

Grégoire Berthe was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition of his continuous support to the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) over the last 10 years. He received his award in November 2015 at the International Wheat Innovation Workshop in Clermont-Ferrand (France), organized by the BreedWheat project.

2014 Awardees

Klaus Mayer

Published: 01/26/2015 01:35 pm

Klaus Mayer was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership in the IWGSC Chromosome Survey Sequencing Initiative. Dr. Mayer lead the bioinformatics and sequence analytical part in the survey sequencing initiative which culminated in a special issue in Science in July 2014. He received his award at the PAG Conference in January 2015.

Jane Rogers

Published: 01/22/2015 02:42 pm

Jane Rogers was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of her leadership in the IWGSC Chromosome Survey Sequencing Initiative. Dr. Rogers was asked in 2010 to lead IWGSC survey sequencing initiative which culminated in a special issue in Science in July 2014. She received her award at the PAG Conference in January 2015.