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This section presents IWGSC members who contribute 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:

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.

Sponsor Highlight

This section features sponsors of the IWGSC and their representatives who contribute to the achievement of the IWGSC vision.

Latest Sponsor Highlight:

Florimond Desprez

Published: 04/03/2019 12:29 am

Florimond Desprez, a family-owned plant breeding company founded in 1830 and located in northern France has been supporting the IWGSC since 2011. The IWGSC is extremely grateful for its continuous support.

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, 22 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:

Carolina Sansaloni

Published: 10/22/2018 09:58 pm

Carolina Sansaloni 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 2019.

Carolina 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 12 January 2019.

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:

Hélène Bergès

Published: 02/08/2019 02:05 am

In January 2019, Hélène Bergès was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of her leadership in BAC pooling and BAC libraries.

Hirokazu Handa

Published: 02/08/2019 01:58 am

In January 2019, Hirokazu Handa was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his consistent support of the IWGSC and his leadership with academia, industry, and funding agencies, especially in Japan.

Curtis Pozniak

Published: 02/08/2019 02:08 am

In January 2019, Curtis Pozniak was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition of his leadership in the completion of the IWGSC RefSeq v 1.0.

Francis Quétier

Published: 02/08/2019 01:24 am

In January 2019, Francis Quétier was awarded an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership and support in obtaining a high quality reference of the bread wheat genome