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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.

30 May 2014 in Research and Publications

The 2014 Advanced Wheat Improvement Training Course targets mid-career scientists who can use the knowledge they acquire about wheat germplasm and new techniques in their own breeding programs. Course participants will also gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program (GWP) and the roles of support disciplines such as agronomy, pathology, quality, statistics, physiology, biotechnology, geographic information systems (GIS) and social sciences.  Applications close June 30, 2014. 

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