UK and Central European linkages for wheat genetics, physiology, and breeding

Lead Research Organisation: John Innes Centre
Department Name: Crop Genetics




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Shewry P (2015) Improving wheat as a source of dietary fibre for human health in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

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Zikhali M (2014) Validation of a 1DL earliness () flowering QTL in bread wheat (). in Molecular breeding : new strategies in plant improvement

Description An expert network, including wheat breeders and researchers, to exchange ideas and material for improved breeding for adaptation.
Exploitation Route Exchange of knowledge was key objective. This knowledge will be taken forward into the research and application of the participants of this network.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

Description A conference in Hungary has brought together wheat physiologists, geneticists and modellers to discuss options for adapting wheat to future climate.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Economic

Amount € 5,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID BBS/E/J/000CA471 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2016
Title Central European Wheat Breeding 
Description This is a wiki page used by the informal consortium established at the meeting to share presentations, data, and protocols. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It was instrumental if forming the successful ADAPTAWHEAT consortium which won FP7 funding. 
Description Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary (Project Partner) 
Organisation Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
Country Hungary 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Exchange of germplasm, genetic markers, teaching of molecular genetic techniques.
Collaborator Contribution Exchange of germplasm, use of climate chambers in Hungary and sharing of phenotypic data
Impact Publication Kiss 2015
Start Year 2012
Description University of Lleida 
Organisation University of Lleida
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Providing germplasm, genotyping service
Collaborator Contribution Providing local germplasm, phenotypic data on JIC lines from field and climate chambers
Impact Reynolds 2012 publication González-Navarro 2015 publication
Start Year 2012
Description Central European Wheat Breeding wiki page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The wiki page is a focal point for attendees of the workshop to share data and ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018