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
Dr. Assaf Distelfeld and Dr. Zvi Peleg
Co-chairs of the organizing committee
In cooperation with Manna Center Program for Food Safety & Security