IWGSC Workshop at PAG 2024

IWGSC Workshop at PAG 2024

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 IWGSC RefSeq v2.1 and accompanying annotation. This year, the IWGSC has embarked on a new wheat diversity project to bring the reference sequence to platinum quality and to sequence landraces that reflect the breadth of wheat diversity. In the IWGSC workshop this year, presentations will include site-directed mutagenesis with genome editing, homoeolog expression bias inheritance in wheat, small RNAs, sequencing of mutations in wheat promoters, and the platinum quality sequence of Svevo with the tetraploid wheat pangenome. As usual, the workshop also includes the presentation of the Catherine Feuillet & IWGSC Early Career Award and travel stipend to Carolyn Mukiri Kambona who will speak about how memory of past drought stress affects plant responses. 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.

Date: Saturday 13 January
Organizers: Pierre Sourdille and Kellye Eversole
Room: Town and Country A


8:00 am: Shaobin Zhong, North Dakota State University. Site-Directed Mutagenesis and Gene Insertion in Wheat through Wheat x Maize Hybridization Coupled with Genome Editing Technology. Abstract - Slides

8:20 am: Marek Glombik, John Innes Centre. Tracing Homoeolog Expression Bias Inheritance in Wheat. Abstract - Slides

8:40 am: Sophie Carpenter, John Innes Centre. Small RNAs, Big Impact: Understanding the Role of miRNAs in Wheat Spike Development. Abstract

9:00 am: Junli Zhang, University of California, Davis. Sequencing 4.3 Million Mutations in Wheat Promoters to Understand and Modify Gene Expression. Abstract - Slides

9:20 am: Luigi Cattivelli, CREA Research Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics. Advancing Durum Wheat Genomic Resources: From the Platinum-Quality Svevo Genome Assembly to the Tetraploid Wheat Pangenome. Abstract

9:40 am: Carolyn Mukiri Kambona, University of Bonn. Memory of Past Drought Stress Exposure Effects Plant Responses in Subsequent Generations in Winter Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Abstract

Modification date : 02 March 2024 | Publication date : 07 November 2023 | Redactor : ic