Australia: UK wheat pre-breeding for resistance to new disease threats - NextGenWheat

Lead Research Organisation: National Inst of Agricultural Botany
Department Name: Centre for Research

Abstract

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Description Surveying diverse root characteristics in pre-breeding material 
Organisation International Centre for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT)
Country Mexico 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Contribution of knowledge and germplasm to a wider collaborative partnership to design strategies to support wider global pre-breeding and germplasm screening activities
Collaborator Contribution Contribution of training to establish the screening system at NIAB - this involved the Australian partner spending two weeks at NIAB establishing the system and training others in the use and analysis of image data. Provision of key consumables (only available in Australia) Provision of existing genotype data
Impact Publication in preparation
Start Year 2016
 
Description Surveying diverse root characteristics in pre-breeding material 
Organisation University of Queensland
Department Queensland Brain Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution of knowledge and germplasm to a wider collaborative partnership to design strategies to support wider global pre-breeding and germplasm screening activities
Collaborator Contribution Contribution of training to establish the screening system at NIAB - this involved the Australian partner spending two weeks at NIAB establishing the system and training others in the use and analysis of image data. Provision of key consumables (only available in Australia) Provision of existing genotype data
Impact Publication in preparation
Start Year 2016
 
Description CSIRO Gene Editing workshop - invited presentation, Kiama, Sydney, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation by Emma Wallington and discussion with researchers on the implementation of gene editing at NIAB. Comparisons were made with efficiency of gene editing in rice, barley and wheat. Specific examples included the creation of d14l mutant rice lines for the "Spatial regulation of rice D14L for pre-symbiotic perception of beneficial fungi" project and the validation of candidate genes for male sterility in wheat. Outcomes from this included further discussions with several international researchers to develop new research collaborations and joint funding proposals; several joint project proposals are currently being written.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited research seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar from Alison Bentley on "Developments in wheat genetics and breeding" at The University of Adelaide (Waite Campus) Australia on 18/1/17 followed by a networking event and laboratory tours and visits. This led to many future avenues to be pursued for collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited seminar (University of Adelaide, Australia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar at The University of Adelaide including Q&A session and networking event involving academics and industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NIAB Open Day 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NIAB Open Day (27/6/17) including formal presentation of a seminar on the future of plant breeding innovation plus Q&A, tours of breeding material in the field and poster displays.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description School visit (Cambridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Visit to a primary school and talk to Year 4 school children on career opportunities in Plant Sciences plus a Q&A session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit of GRDC (Australia) to NIAB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Hosted visit of the Australian Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to NIAB (28/9/17) to explore partnering opportunities and to promote collaborations in crop breeding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Prof Ian Edwards (University of Western Australia) to NIAB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted visit of Prof Ian Edwards, University of Western Australia to NIAB to discuss collaborative NUE results and progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017