2016 International Wheat Conference

2016 International Wheat Conference

From the wild emmer discovery to unlocking the wheat genome

Celebrating 110 years for the discovery of wild emmer wheat by A. Aaronsohn


Dates: April 12-14, 2016

Registration and more details can be found here


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the Conference “From wild emmer discovery to unlocking the wheat genome”.


In 1906, Aaron Aaronsohn's discovery of wild emmer wheat growing in Rosh Pinna, Israel, created a stir in the botanical world. The workshop will commemorate 110 years to this discovery and acknowledge the importance of wild emmer to wheat research and breeding. 


On the agenda: 

  • The first meeting of the International Wild Emmer Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (WEWseq)
  • Themes: Wheat genomics ♦ Wild emmer wheat and biotic stress ♦ Wild emmer wheat and abiotic stress ♦ Beyond genomics ♦ Exploring wheat wild relatives
  • 1 day excursion to explore wild relatives of wheat 


For more information about the consortium: 

The International Wild Emmer Wheat genome sequencing consortium

Aaronsohn workshop 2016


Dr. Assaf Distelfeld and Dr. Zvi Peleg

Co-chairs of the organizing committee


In cooperation with Manna Center Program for Food Safety & Security

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