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2021 was another year impacted by disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting our ability to travel and connect at meetings. Nevertheless, we were able to make progress in some of our activities and projects, providing more genomic tools and resources for the community.
IWGSC founding member Rudi Appels has been awarded the 2021 Farrer Memorial Medal for his extensive work in wheat genome research.
IWGSC newsletter No2/2021
IWGSC sponsors Curio Genomics and Daicel Arbor Biosciences announced the launch of the cloud-based bioinformatics platform myCurio™, resulting from their multi-year product development and marketing partnership.
Our webinar series continues in 2022 with an exciting line-up of talks and speakers.
The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) is pleased to announce that the bioinformatics company Curio Genomics has joined the organization as a sponsoring partner.
The IWGSC has led the effort to develop a high quality, reference sequence of the large, complex (hexaploid), bread wheat genome: IWGSC RefSeq v1.0 and most recently IWGSC RefSeq v2.1 and annotation v2.1. This year's workshop will include presentations highlighting some of the significant advances in wheat genomics. As usual, the workshop also includes the IWGSC Early Career Award and travel stipend recipient with this year’s talk which is given to a young scientist nominated by anyone in the wheat community and selected by the IWGSC leadership in recognition of outstanding achievement.
The workshop will examine advances in structural and functional genomics, wheat genomic resources, and manual and functional annotation of the IWGSC reference genome sequence (IWGSC RefSeq v2.1). The IWGSC phase II strategy, post the release of the wheat reference genome,includes developing a pipeline for community generated manual and functional annotation, as well as periodic annotation releases by the IWGSC.

07 November 2023

Ellie Taagen

Ellie Taagen was awarded the IWGSC and Catherine Feuillet Early Career Award and received her award at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXIX (PAG) in San Diego, California (USA) in January 2022. Ellie 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 8 January 2022.

16 August 2023

Rudi Appels

Rudi Appels is well known in the IWGSC as he has been at the heart and soul of the consortium since its inception in 2005. He was instrumental in the creation of the consortium, having initiated, along with Bikram Gill, discussions with interested colleagues on sequencing the wheat genome, at the ITMI meeting in Winnipeg in 2002, and organized, in 2003 in Washington, the first workshop designed to push forward the sequencing of the bread wheat genome.

Modification date : 01 September 2023 | Publication date : 01 October 2020 | Redactor : ic