Know more

Our use of cookies

Cookies are a set of data stored on a user’s device when the user browses a web site. The data is in a file containing an ID number, the name of the server which deposited it and, in some cases, an expiry date. We use cookies to record information about your visit, language of preference, and other parameters on the site in order to optimise your next visit and make the site even more useful to you.

To improve your experience, we use cookies to store certain browsing information and provide secure navigation, and to collect statistics with a view to improve the site’s features. For a complete list of the cookies we use, download “Ghostery”, a free plug-in for browsers which can detect, and, in some cases, block cookies.

Ghostery is available here for free:

You can also visit the CNIL web site for instructions on how to configure your browser to manage cookie storage on your device.

In the case of third-party advertising cookies, you can also visit the following site:, offered by digital advertising professionals within the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). From the site, you can deny or accept the cookies used by advertising professionals who are members.

It is also possible to block certain third-party cookies directly via publishers:

Cookie type

Means of blocking

Analytical and performance cookies

Google Analytics

Targeted advertising cookies


The following types of cookies may be used on our websites:

Mandatory cookies

Functional cookies

Social media and advertising cookies

These cookies are needed to ensure the proper functioning of the site and cannot be disabled. They help ensure a secure connection and the basic availability of our website.

These cookies allow us to analyse site use in order to measure and optimise performance. They allow us to store your sign-in information and display the different components of our website in a more coherent way.

These cookies are used by advertising agencies such as Google and by social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Among other things, they allow pages to be shared on social media, the posting of comments, and the publication (on our site or elsewhere) of ads that reflect your centres of interest.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses CAS and PHP session cookies and the New Relic cookie for monitoring purposes (IP, response times).

These cookies are deleted at the end of the browsing session (when you log off or close your browser window)

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses the XiTi cookie to measure traffic. Our service provider is AT Internet. This company stores data (IPs, date and time of access, length of the visit and pages viewed) for six months.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) does not use this type of cookie.

For more information about the cookies we use, contact INRA’s Data Protection Officer by email at or by post at:

24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

Menu Logo Principal


IWGS 2013

8 August 2013 - International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Yokohama, Japan

The IWGSC held a scientific workshop in conjunction with the International Wheat Genetics Symposium (IWGS) meeting in Yokohama, Japan.


More than 100 scientists from around the world attended the IWGSC scientific workshop held in Yokohama, Japan, on 8 September 2013. During the workshop, speakers highlighted the latest results from IWGSC projects. Kellye Eversole, IWGSC Executive Director, chaired the workshop. Simen Sandve, from the Norwegian University of Life Science presented the results from the Norwegian-BGI project to physical map and sequence bread wheat chromosome 7B. The Canadian contribution to the IWGSC, i.e., sequencing bread wheat chromosome 1A, was discussed by Andrew Sharpe from the National Research Council of Canada. Song Weining, Northwest A&F University in China, presented results from the recently completed physical map of chromosome arm 7DL and discussed the use of the map for reference sequencing and positional cloning. Dina Raats, from Haifa University in Israel, was selected as the Early Career Speaker for this workshop. She provided an overview of the gene space organization and evolution of chromosome arm 1BS gleaned through the completion of the 1BS physical map. Matthew Clarke, from The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in the United Kingdom, gave an update of activities at TGAC. Marcelo Helguera from the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria in Argentina presented a report on the survey sequencing of bread wheat chromosome 4D. Kuldeep Singh, Punjab Agricultural University in India, gave an update on the rapid progress being made on the 2A physical map as well as the survey sequencing of 2A with 454 technology. Progress on the physical mapping of chromosome 5A was presented by Luigi Cattivelli from the CRA-Genomic Research Centre in Italy. Ekaterina Sergeeva, Institute of Cytology and Genetics in the Russian Federation, discussed the various stages they were going through in the development of the physical map of chromosome 5B. Abraham Korol, University of Haifa in Israel, described the advantages of using LTC software for physical mapping, contig assembly, and MTP selection, the gold standard for completion of IWGSC physical maps. Michael Alaux, Unité de Recherche Génomique Info (URGI) at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France, discussed the genomic resources available at the IWGSC Sequence Repository hosted by the URGI.

The workshop concluded with a new "flash and dash" reporting session that included significantly shorter presentations. Hollie Webster, Murdoch University, led off with a report on the physical mapping and sequencing activities in Australia related to chromosome 7A. Viviana Echenique, CONICET in Argentina, discussed her project to analyze repetitive elements in bread wheat. The workshop concluded with an open forum for all participants to provide input into the IWGSC. During the discussion, there was a consensus that the IWGSC try to develop training webinars that would explain in detail how to utilize the resources being developed under the IWGSC umbrella.


1:00 p.m. Eversole, Kellye. International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium. Welcome and introduction

1:20 p.m. Sandve, Simen. Norwegian University of Life Science & Hamar University College. Bread wheat chromosome 7B: genome assembly and transcript mapping. Slides

1:40 p.m. Sharpe, Andrew. NRC-PB. Reference sequencing of bread wheat chromosome 1A

2:00 p.m. Weining, Song. Northwest A&F University. Physical mapping of the wheat chromosome arm 7D: a foundation for reference sequence assembly and position-cloning

2:20 p.m. Early Career Speaker: Dina Raats. University of Haifa. The Physical Map of Wheat Chromosome 1BS Provides an Insight into its Gene Space Organization and Evolution

2:40 p.m. Clark, Matthew. The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC). Wheat genome sequencing: an update from TGAC. Slides

3:00 p.m. Helguera, Marcelo. INTA. Wheat chromosome 4D survey sequencing: current progress towards the understanding of its structural organization. Slides

3:20 p.m. Singh, Kuldeep. Punjab Agricultural University. Physical Map and Survey Sequence of Chromosome 2A of Wheat. Slides

3:40 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Cattivelli, Luigi. CRA-Genomic Research Centre. Progress on physical mapping of wheat chromosome 5A. Slides

4:20 p.m. Sergeeva, Ekaterina. Institute of Cytology and Genetics. The stages of physical mapping of Triticum aestivum cv. Chinese spring chromosome 5B. Slides

4:40 p.m. Korol, Abraham. University of Haifa. LTC software for physical mapping: contig assembly, MTP selection and verification of clone overlaps at sequence level. Slides

5:00 p.m. Alaux, Michael. URGI (Unité de Recherche Génomique-Info), INRA, Versailles. IWGSC Sequence Repository. Slides

5:30 p.m. "Flash and Dash" reporting session.

  • Webster, Hollie, Murdoch University. Physical map/BAC sequencing of chromosome 7A. Slides
  • Echenique, Viviana, CONICET. Analysis and characterization of the repetitive sequences of T. aestivum chromosome 4D. Slides

Open Forum

Download documents