IWGSC Workshop at PAG 2023

IWGSC Workshop at PAG 2023

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 annotation v1.1 as well as the recently released IWGSC RefSeq v2.1 and accompanying annotation. The release of the IWGSC reference sequence of Chinese spring in 2017 has led to significant advances in wheat genomics. This year's workshop will include presentations related to long-read sequencing, epigenomics, genebank genetic profiling, photoperiodic response, and the Einkorn genome toolbox. As usual, the workshop also includes the presentation of the Catherine Feuillet & IWGSC Early Career Award and travel stipend to Daniela Miller who will speak about using high-fidelity long-read sequencing to identify structural variants in soft winter wheat. This award is given to a young scientist nominated by anyone in the wheat community and selected by the IWGSC leadership in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Organizers: Christopher Burt and Kellye Eversole
Room: Town and Country A


8:00 am: Kellye Eversole, Welcome and Early Career Award Presentation. Slides

8:10 am: Daniela Miller, North Carolina State University. High-Fidelity Long-Read Sequencing Enables Rapid Detection of Structural and Copy Number Variants: A Case Study in Soft Winter Wheat. Abstract - Slides

8:30 am: Maxim Messerer, Helmholtz Center Munich. A Dynamic Epigenomic Landscape in Synthetic Hybrid Wheat Establishes Stable Changes in Gene Expression. Abstract

8:50 am: Constanze Schmidt, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK). Beyond Anther Extrusion: Trait Discovery for Efficient Hybrid Wheat Production. Abstract

9:10 am: Hanin Ahmed, KAUST. Einkorn Genome Provides a Toolbox for Wheat Improvement. Abstract

9:30 am: Matthias Heuberger, University of Zurich. Retrotransposons Drive Dynamics and Evolution of Centromeres in Triticum Monococcum (Einkorn wheat). Abstract

9:50 am: Maria Alejandra Alvarez, University of California, Davis. Utilization of a Sequenced EMS-Mutagenized Population to Characterize the Photoperiodic Response in Wheat. Abstract - Slides

Modification date: 16 August 2023 | Publication date: 31 October 2022 | By: ic