News&Blog

16 August 2023

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Data from Turkish elite cultivar Sonmez now available at URGI

Data from the reference sequence of the Turkish elite cultivar Sonmez generated by Hikmet Budak, Ani Akpinar, Sezgi Bıyıklıoğlu, and Valérie Barbe (Montana BioAg.Inc, USA and Genoscope, France) are now available to download at URGI in open access.

16 August 2023

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IWGSC workshop at PAG Asia 2022

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 advances that have been made possible by the completion of the reference sequence and other genomic resources for wheat.

16 August 2023

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2021 Annual Report

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.

16 August 2023

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Rudi Appels receives the 2021 Farrer Memorial Medal

IWGSC founding member Rudi Appels has been awarded the 2021 Farrer Memorial Medal for his extensive work in wheat genome research.

30 August 2023

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IWGSC Newsletter – October 2021 to January 2022

IWGSC newsletter No2/2021

14 January 2022

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Announcing the first webinars of 2022

Our webinar series continues in 2022 with an exciting line-up of talks and speakers.

16 August 2023

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Curio Genomics Joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

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.

16 August 2023

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IWGSC Workshop at PAG 2022

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.

16 August 2023

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IWGSC From Structural to Functional Wheat Genomics Workshop at PAG 2022

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

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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

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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.

16 August 2023

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CIMMYT Joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) is pleased to announce that the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), has joined the organization as a sponsoring partner.

16 August 2023

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The IWGSC Early Career Award becomes the IWGSC and Catherine Feuillet Early Career Award

Created in 2007, the prestigious Early Career Award is awarded to talented early career scientists working on wheat genomics. The goal of the award is to engage early career scientists in wheat research broadly and in the IWGSC specifically.

16 August 2023

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2021/10 - The Science Behind your Salad podcast

The latest episode of the BASF podcast " The Science Behind Your Salad " is on wheat and features an interview with Kellye Eversole, along with Alison Bentley (CIMMYT) and John Jacobs (BASF).

16 August 2023

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IWGSC Newsletter – February to September 2021

IWGSC newsletter No1/2021

16 August 2023

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Wheat Sequencing Consortium Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

The IWGSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Burt, Pierre Devaux, John Jacobs, Yann Manès and Pierre Sourdille as new Board members of the organization.

16 August 2023

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Annual Wheat Newsletter - Volume 67

Volume 67 of the Annual Wheat Newsletter was published on 1 September 2021 and includes a report on the IWGSC activities.

16 August 2023

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The IWGSC joins the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative

The IWGSC has joined the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative as a Global Engagement Organization.

16 August 2023

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Announcing the Fall 2021 Webinar Series

After a short summer break, we will restart our webinar series in September. Mark your calendars!

16 August 2023

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RefSeq v2.1 Assembly and Annotation now freely available at URGI and NCBI

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is pleased to announce that version 2.1 of the reference sequence of bread wheat, IWGSC RefSeq v2.1, and IWGSC Annotation v2.1 are now available at the IWGSC data repository hosted by URGI-INRAE and at the NCBI under project PRJNA669381.

16 August 2023

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Illumina Joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Illumina, a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies is joining the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) as a sponsoring partner.