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12 January 2015 in Jobs and Funding Opportunities

The International Wheat Yield Partnership is initiating its first competitive funding call by inviting proposals that seek to discover approaches to substantially increase the genetic yield potential of wheat. For more information please consult the brochure (PDF 1,3 MB) or visit the IWYP website www.iwyp.org. 

09 January 2015 in Media Releases

  January 8, 2015       The International Wheat Yield Partnership Appoints Program Director   The new International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) has appointed Dr Jeff Gwyn as Program Director to lead the program towards its vision of increasing wheat yields by 50% by 2034.    

18 September 2014 in Policy

The 13th European Fusarium Seminar (EFS13) will be held in Martina Franca, Taranto (Italy) on May 10-14, 2015.    More details about the conference can be found on the brochure.   If you have any questions or suggestions, please email: efs13@ispa.cnr.it

05 September 2014 in Jobs and Funding Opportunities

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is launching its 1st Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM). STSM are Inter-laboratory Exchange Visits aiming at strengthening the existing COST Actions by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for Early Stage Researchers. The application deadline is September 15, 2014.  

04 September 2014 in Jobs and Funding Opportunities

Applications are invited for two 5-Year Research Fellowships in wheat/alien introgression within the Division of Plant and Crop Sciences at the University of Nottingham. These posts offer an exciting opportunity for experienced research post-doctoral staff who wishes to pursue an Academic career.   For more information please visit: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI207014

04 September 2014 in Policy

To celebrate former CIMMYT wheat scientist Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram winning the 2014 World Food Prize, CIMMYT launched a wheat awareness campaign, “Wheat Matters.”   The campaign aims to raise awareness on the challenges facing modern wheat research, explain wheat’s role in feeding our planet’s growing population and promote discussion about food security.  

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