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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.  

04 September 2014 in Jobs and Funding Opportunities

The John Innes Centre (UK) will host a Wheat Improvement Strategic Programme (WISP) course on November 17-20, 2014. The aim of the course is to offer training in the genetic analysis methodologies employed in WISP at the John Innes Centre.  The participants will gain the skills necessary to apply these methodologies in their own research.    The deadline for submission of application is 5pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014.  

CIMMYT in collaboration with ICARDA and BAYER CropScience is gathering ideas and commitment for a Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium. In order to launch this initiative and to frame the discussion around the best ideas worldwide in plant stress technology, research ideas are invited for presentation at a conference in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1-4th December, 2014).

18 July 2014 in Audiovisual, in Media Releases

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), an Expert Working Group of the Wheat Initiative, published today in the international journal Science a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome. The chromosome-based draft provides new insight into the structure, organization, and evolution of the large, complex genome of the world’s most widely grown cereal crop. Scientists estimate that following this approach, a full reference genome sequence can be produced within three years.

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