Added value and resilience

Lead Research Organisation: John Innes Centre
Department Name: Contracts Office

Abstract

Food and nutrition security requires safe access to affordable and nutritious food supplies. We aim to enhance grain quality for human health, combat non-communicable diet-related diseases and improve the resilience of wheat production systems to biotic stresses. We will address two topics, with shared objectives across the Desiging Future Wheat BBSRC Strategic Progamme (DFW) and other Rothamsted Research, John Innes Centre, Earlham Institute, Quadram Institute Bioscience and NIAB programmes. Both exploit previous BBSRC investments in germplasm resources and the latest genomic developments, to understand and manipulate the genes and pathways defining wheat grain composition and host resistance/susceptibility to pathogens/pests. We will dissect a range of traits exploiting the germplasm and other resources developed within DFW. These traits include resistance to a range of pathogens and pests (such as rusts, Zymoseptoria, Fusarium, take-all, mildew, eyespot and aphids) and finally the quantity and quality of starch, dietary fibre and minerals in grain.

Publications

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Bevan MW (2017) Genomic innovation for crop improvement. in Nature

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Bueno-Sancho V (2017) Field Pathogenomics: An Advanced Tool for Wheat Rust Surveillance. in Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

 
Title Mobile And Real-time PLant disEase (MARPLE) diagnostics: Impact interviews 
Description We interviewed a number of researchers in Ethiopia to capture the impact of our methodology development. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video has been extremely useful for promoting the methodology and thereby in achieving follow-on funding. 
 
Title Mobile And Real-time PLant disEase (MARPLE) diagnostics: pipeline artwork 
Description We developed a graphic to illustrate our new methodology and make it easier for partners to follow. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact This artwork has been utilised to convey the steps of the pipeline with partners and demonstrate its simplicity. 
URL https://acaciaafrica.org/marple-diagnostics/
 
Description • During the year, we have provided BBSRC Swindon office with a google.doc site, which lists all our DFW outputs (including data access sites, germplasm generated, datasets generated, publications, and public engagement activities as they occur). This document is updated by us on a regular basis. All the objectives during the DFW reporting period have been met, and many exceeded. All the committees within DFW are running well including the key data coordination task force (DCTF) and Breeder's toolkit committees, both with WP2 representation.
• Wheat starch is normally composed of both A and B-type starch granules. We have recently identified a gene, dubbed BGC1, responsible for B-type starch granule production in wheat. The phenotype associated with mutations in BGC1 varies according to the dosage of the mutant gene. Partial mutants have reduced or no B-type starch granules whilst full mutants have very disrupted, polymorphous starch granules. These new wheat starch types have not been described previously in wheat and we will assess their functionality in baking and other end-user trials.
• We published the identification of three yellow rust resistance genes (Yr7, Yr5 and YrSP) from bread wheat. These genes provide resistance/immunity to yellow rust across the life cycle of the plant and are the first three immune receptors of their type to be identified in polyploid wheat. By characterising the three genes, we resolved their relationship, a 45-year question in the field. We showed that Yr5 and YrSP are two alleles/versions of the same genes, whereas Yr7 is a closely related copy (paralog) ofYr5/YrSP. All three immune receptors share the presence of an 'integrated domain'. This work suggests that different pathogen recognition specificities could be engineered through genome editing of these novel gene architectures.
• In collaboration with JIC colleagues, we are seeking authority to investigate the effects of over-expressing a wheat vacuolar transporter gene, TaVIT2, in the endosperm of wheat plants in the field. We will aim to address if over-expression of TaVIT2 leads to increased iron accumulation in the white flour (endosperm) in field grown plants (i.e. as seen in greenhouse/controlled environment conditions) and if there are any differences in agronomic performance between the different lines.
• DFW researchers from JIC collaborated with researchers in the University of Queensland and The Plant Breeding Institute, Australia to develop protocols for rapid generation advancement, dubbed 'speed breeding', in wheat. By manipulating the light regime, we were able to achieve significantly accelerated generation times (at least twice as fast) for a large range of crop plants (wheat, barley, rapeseed, pea, chickpea, and grass pea) and their wild model relatives (Brachypodium and Medicago). We demonstrated that speed breeding can be carried out in glasshouses fitted with supplementary light, in commercially available controlled environment rooms, and in a cost effective home-made LED lit growth room. Importantly, we showed that the speed breeding conditions permit a faithful study of a range of adult plant phenotypes, and allow the plants to be crossed with comparable efficiencies to glasshouse grown plants.
• We have previously developed fast and efficient methods for gene discovery and cloning by forward genetics. These mutational genomics' approaches, however, typically require the prior genetic structuring of the gene of interest followed by the generation and screening of large mutant populations. Such laboratory-based genetic structuring is impractical for most undomesticated germplasm. We solved this problem by taking advantage of the naturally occurring historical recombination events and mutations accumulated in a genetically diverse panel of 151 Aegilops tauschii accessions. By coupling association genetics to gene capture, we rapidly re-cloned stem rust (Sr) resistance genes Sr33 and Sr45, and cloned Sr46 and SrTA1662. We have since enlarged the panel to 260 accessions and performed whole genome sequencing on each accession to permit unbiased gene discovery and cloning by association genetics (www.openwildwheat.org). The above techniques are being widely applied by the community to a range of Triticeae crop plants and their wild relatives, helping to fuel an exponential rise in cloned genes.
• We have developed a new wheat genomics resource at JIC by sequencing a gamma-irradiated population of the UK wheat cultivar Paragon. This resource will enable researchers to identify lines carrying deletions across specific regions of interest. This should allow them to test the function of gene clusters and also explore gene function for candidate genes within genetic intervals which define important agronomic traits.
• We have used this new resource to study the genetic control of wheat interaction with a major plant pathogen, Fusarium head blight (FHB). We have identified a region on chromosome 4D of wheat that enhances susceptibility to FHB. We have then used the Paragon gamma-irradiated population to refine the interval of interest to a region of only a few genes. Parallel to this, we identified a close by region on chromosome 4D that enhances resistance to the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) which is produced by the FHB pathogen. Again, using the genomics resources mentioned above, we have identified candidate genes. We are currently testing the function of these susceptibility and resistance candidate genes using TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions IN Genomes) mutant lines previously developed in the UK.
• Wheat blast is a newly emerging threat to wheat production in warmer parts of the world, including major breadbasket regions such as India. We used the Aegilops tauschii accessions panel mentioned above to identify the first resistance gene (Rwt4) against the wheat blast pathogen.
• We recently detected a global downregulation of an array of nuclear-encoded chloroplast-linked genes during yellow rust infection in wheat. We analysed a number of independent double TILLING mutants for several of these genes and have shown that they play a key function in enabling disease progression in wheat. Mutant lines display a severe reduction in disease symptoms for wheat yellow and stem rust.
• Capitalising on advances in sequencing technology we developed MARPLE (Mobile And Real-time PLant disEase) diagnostics, a genotyping platform using novel Nanopore sequence technology for rapid diagnostics and surveillance of complex fungal pathogens in situ. Our partnership (JIC, CIMMYT and EIAR), together with integration of the system with disease forecasting programmes, has positioned Ethiopia as a world leader in pathogen diagnostics and forecasting. Generating results within 48 hours of field sampling, this new strategy will have far-reaching implications for how plant health threats are identified and tracked into the future.
• We have established the first survey of common barberry for rust infection across the UK. Stem and yellow rust pathogens require two hosts to complete their life cycles, undertaking asexual reproduction on cereals and sexual reproduction on Berberis (including Mahonia), where recombination can lead to emergence of novel genotypes. Eradication of common barberry (B. vulgaris) in the UK drove stem rust to almost complete extinction. However, over the past decade, barberry planting has reinitiated and is advancing in many major wheat growing regions. Our initial analysis of >100 rust-infected barberry samples indicate that wheat stem rust is present in many locations across the UK. With the threat of stem rust re-emerging, our research is generating key information regarding the role of barberry in the wheat rust life cycle that we will integrate into disease risk models in future.
Exploitation Route We are working with WP3 and the Breeder's Toolkit to ensure that key findings are being taken forward. Many of the key findings above have collaborative components with industry to ensure rapid uptake of the results.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Retail

URL https://designingfuturewheat.org.uk/
 
Description The ISP is in its second year and as such the finding are currently being taken up by breeders and industry. We have had several in depth meeting with representatives of the major UK and European breeding companies to discuss the latest developments and germplasm which will become available over the next few years. To ensure that findings are translated into outcomes we work with breeders to develop markers for selection and also transfer pre-breeding germplasm which they can take forward without the need for extensive preliminary work for evaluation. We constantly engage with other actors in the agricultural, food and drinks industry to make them aware of our current advances and identify opportunities. We expect that several of the key findings reported in the previous section will be taken up in different forms by industry. • We are selecting TILLING mutants of Cadenza that lack or have reduced numbers of B-type starch granules. We will test the functional properties and agronomic performance of these novel B-granule less wheat. We are working with a consortium of end-users through our current BBSRC Follow-on-Fund project to test the best routes to commercialization for B-less wheat. A modification to our published patent on modification of starch in wheat, based on the BGC1 gene was submitted. • We have generated molecular markers for all three cloned yellow rust resistance genes. This allows breeders to select for the resistance allele using marker assisted selection. Markers have also been made available to the international community through https://maswheat.ucdavis.edu/. • We have made all speed breeding protocols open access. Before publication, the protocols were requested by colleagues in academia (n=24) and industry (n=10) form 15 different countries. • We have made all sequence data for the Ae. tauschii accessions available through the DFW Grassroot Genomics portal. • We are developing markers to permit plant breeders to introduce wheat lines deleted in the Fusarium head blight (FHB) susceptibility factor as a rapid method for improving FHB resistance in wheat. • We have developed KASP markers to enable plant breeders to follow the Rwt4 blast resistance gene in their materials. • We have a large collection of RNA-Seq expression data that has been analysed to identify genes that differ in expression between cultivars with differing levels of susceptibility to wheat yellow rust. We are now discussing with breeders to see how these gene expression markers could be utilized. • We have developed KASP markers for the major genetic groups of wheat yellow rust that are now being trialled by breeders. • MARPLE diagnostics, Capacity building in Ethiopia: Our partnership with CIMMYT and EIAR has achieved significant impact, that includes: (i) Secondment of an EIAR scientist to JIC for in-depth training in MARPLE diagnostics, providing extensive skills and knowledge in this area that is currently being transferred to researchers in-country. (ii) Wider training of EIAR scientists by JIC in September 2018 at EIAR Holeta offered knowledge and capacity building in mobile sequencing capability. CIMMYT and EIAR now have a nanopore sequencer and the capability to utilise it in-country. Further, structured, in-country, training events are planned for 2019. (iii) EIAR Holeta is now a model "hub" that will be replicated in 2019 in three further locations in Ethiopia (led by EIAR scientists) to provide rapid diagnostic capacity throughout the main wheat growing regions and permit sentinel monitoring of yellow rust races on an annual basis. Through this project, Ethiopia has now become the lead nation in Africa with a robust, rapid monitoring system for important transboundary diseases. Having accurate and rapid yellow rust diagnostics will benefit not only 5 million wheat-dependent farming families in country, but also wheat farmers in the entire region.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description A member of the Science Board of the G20 wheat initiative set up by the G20 agricultural ministers to coordinate wheat research across the G20 countries
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact By coordinating wheat research to address food security issues across the G20 countries, it makes more effect use of the funding by G20 government agencies
 
Description AHDB
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Barberry Highways Project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Providing further information regarding the role of barberry in potentially escalating cereal rust diversity has guided plans for future barberry re-planting efforts that now take into account proximity to cereal fields.
 
Description Bioinformatics Community of Practice (Eight-month training at BecA)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Bioinformatics Community of Practice (Eight-month training at BecA)
URL https://acaciaafrica.org/bioinformatics-community-practice/
 
Description Bioinformatics Training Workshop pre-Monogram
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Bioinformatics Traning Workshop pre-Monogram
 
Description Bioinformatics for Plant Biology Course 2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Bioinformatics for Plant Biology Course 2018
 
Description Food safety
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description PhD lecture on Wheat genomics to Catholic University in Chile
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact PhD lecture on Wheat genomics
 
Description Three modules in Cambridge Plant Science undergraduate course
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Three modules in Cambridge Plant Science undergraduate course
 
Description UK Global Food Security Science Advisory Board
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/
 
Description Undergraduate course UEA MSc
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Undergraduate course UEA MSc
 
Description Workshop on Soft Skills, BGRI Meeting
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Workshop on Soft Skills, BGRI Meeting
 
Description BBSRC - ISCF Agri-food Technology Catalyst
Amount £29,943 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/SCA/JIC/17 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description BBSRC NRP-DTP iCASE
Amount £113,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description BBSRC iCASE
Amount £113,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description BlessT: Wheat lacking B-type starch granules for improved functionality.
Amount £211,824 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R019746/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 10/2019
 
Description CGIAR Inspire challenge
Amount $100,000 (USD)
Organisation CGIAR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Global
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description CGIAR: - CGIAR Inspire challenge scale up
Amount $250,000 (USD)
Organisation CGIAR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Global
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description Horizon 2020
Amount € 4,999,999 (EUR)
Funding ID 773311-2 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2022
 
Description International Wheat Yield Partnership
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 05/2021
 
Description Investigation of conserved infection pathways in Puccinia species to identify novel targets for pathogen control
Amount £300,951 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S011005/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description Newton Institutional Links Grant
Amount £299,973 (GBP)
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Responsive Mode
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/P019072/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description Strategic Training Award for Research Skills
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2020
 
Description The role of the sexual cycle in escalating wheat rust diversity in the UK
Amount £593,834 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S003975/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 09/2021
 
Title Mobile And Real-time Plant disEase (MARPLE) diagnostics 
Description Capitalising on advances in sequencing technology we developed MARPLE (Mobile And Real-time PLant disEase) diagnostics, the first operational system in the world using nanopore sequence technology for rapid diagnostics and surveillance of complex fungal pathogens in situ. Our partnership (JIC, CIMMYT and EIAR) and integration of the system with disease forecasting programmes has positioned Ethiopia as a world leader in pathogen diagnostics and forecasting. Generating results within 48 hours of field sampling, this new strategy is a revolution in plant disease diagnostics and will have far-reaching implications for how plant health threats are identified and tracked into the future. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This new methodology opens up new opportunities for rapid diagnostic capacity for wheat yellow rust throughout the main wheat growing regions and permit sentinel monitoring of yellow rust races on an annual basis. Through this project, Ethiopia has now become the lead nation in Africa with a robust, rapid monitoring system for important transboundary diseases. 
URL https://acaciaafrica.org/marple-diagnostics/
 
Title Paragon deletion mapping 
Description A panel of 2000 lines of gamma-ray irradiated Paragon spring wheat has been advanced to M4. DNA has been isolated from 650 lines and subjected to skim-sequencing to enable the rapid identification of lines carrying deletions in specific regions of the genome. Such lines are very valuable resources for defining regions containing genes controlling traits of interest and the function of gene clusters. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The tool has allowed us to refine the region containing a gene of interest from one of over 31 Mbp, containing 274 high confidence genes to one containing less than 10 genes. The tool allows the rapid fine-mapping of regions of interest with minimal need for marker development. 
 
Title Field pathogenomics web interface 
Description We have formulated a web interface to host all the data that is generated under our "field pathogenomics" pathogen surveillance project in a format that is accessible to a wide audience. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The web interface is still under development but we are already getting positive responses from our industrial collaborators about the ability to use this to disseminate the data generated within our IPA. 
URL https://wheatis.tgac.ac.uk/yellowrust-map/
 
Title Open Wild Wheat raw sequences 
Description We provide access to whole genome shotgun sequences of a genetically diverse panel of 151 accessions of Aegilops tauschii generated under the aegis of the Open Wild Wheat Consortium (www.openwildwheat.org). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We have used the data to implement a 'shotgun' genome-wide association study (GWAS) pipeline for rapid gene discovery and identificaiton. Based on this, we have identified candidate genes for stem rust, wheat blast and trichome density. We have had very many requests from the community to implement this technology, and we expect it will fuel an exponential rise in cloned genes within the Triticeae. 
URL https://opendata.earlham.ac.uk/wheat/under_license/toronto/Wulff_2018-01-31_OWWC/
 
Title PolyMarker 
Description Update on Primer design for polyploid species 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact New biology 
URL http://bar.utoronto.ca/efp_wheat/cgi-bin/efpWeb.cgi
 
Title Wheat Expression 
Description The majority of RNA-seq expression studies in plants remain underutilised and inaccessible due to the use of disparate transcriptome references and the lack of skills and resources to analyse and visualise this data. We have developed expVIP, an expression Visualisation and Integration Platform, which allows easy analysis of RNA-seq data combined with an intuitive and interactive interface. Users can analyse public and user-specified datasets with minimal bioinformatics knowledge using the expVIP virtual machine. This generates a custom web browser to visualise, sort and filter the RNA-seq data and provides outputs for differential gene expression analysis. We demonstrate expVIP's suitability for polyploid crops and evaluate its performance across a range of biologically-relevant scenarios. To exemplify its use in crop research we developed a flexible wheat expression browser (www.wheat-expression.com) which can be expanded with user-generated data in a local virtual machine environment. The open-access expVIP platform will facilitate the analysis of gene expression data from a wide variety of species by enabling the easy integration, visualisation and comparison of RNA-seq data across experiments. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This database provides open access to over 400 RNAseq studies in wheat and the underlying algorithms are all available to adapt to any species with a reference genome. Over 11,000 sessions from >5,000 and >50,000 pageviews 
URL http://www.wheat-expression.com
 
Title Wheat TILLING in EnsemblPlants 
Description Update of sequenced mutants and coordination with ensemblPlants 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact over 7000 mutants distributed from over 300 orders 
URL http://plants.ensembl.org/Triticum_aestivum/Info/Index
 
Title Wheat Training 
Description This website provides background information and practical resources to help both budding wheat scientists as well as researchers looking to expand their work into wheat. There is a need to improve crops to feed the world's growing population with the backdrop of climate change. Translation of fundamental plant biology research (e.g. from Arabidopsis thaliana) into crops such as wheat provides a potential route to deal with this challenge. However learning even simple tasks such as growing and crossing wheat plants requires time and effort, while material and methods sections in published articles are often short and cannot substitute teaching aids. This is also true for more complex topics such as the genomics aspect of wheat. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact >4,500 sessions from >2,700 users 
URL http://www.wheat-training.com/
 
Title Wheat Training 
Description Wheat Training website to help new researchers engage with wheat 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact http://www.wheat-training.com/ 
URL http://www.wheat-training.com/
 
Title eFP expression browser 
Description Expression browser for wheat data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact New biology 
URL http://bar.utoronto.ca/efp_wheat/cgi-bin/efpWeb.cgi
 
Description 10 Pangenome Project 
Organisation University of Saskatchewan
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration for 10 pangenome project
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration for 10 pangenome project
Impact Sequencing of 10 wheat varieties
Start Year 2017
 
Description A meeting between CIMMYT and DFW funded by BMGF to discuss collaboration projects 
Organisation International Centre for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT)
Country Mexico 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I organised a meeting funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation brought together members of the BBSRC's coordinated wheat programme (Designing Future Wheat) with members of CIMMYT (who breed wheat for the resource poor in the developing world), discuss potential opportunities for interaction. These opportunities are taken forward by writing proposals for Newton , GCRF or IWYP funding calls
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact This interaction is still ongoing between members of BBSRC's coordinated wheat programme (Designing Future Wheat) and researchers within CIMMYT with proposals being written for IWYP and Newton calls
Start Year 2018
 
Description ACACIA 
Organisation International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution JIC lead to develop ACACIA (Alliance for Accelerated Crop Improvement in Africa)
Collaborator Contribution African partners for ACACIA
Impact Training, workshops, staff exchange
Start Year 2017
 
Description BASF 
Organisation BASF
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Knowledge on pathways involved in resistance and susceptibility to Fusarium head blight (FHB). Knowledge on the use of model plant species to study FHB
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge on fungicide testing systems and high through put phenotyping
Impact Two iCASE studentships
Start Year 2016
 
Description Bayer 
Organisation Bayer
Department Bayer CropScience Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Wheat genetics and genomics
Collaborator Contribution Wheat breeding and molecular knowledge
Impact joint projects
Start Year 2012
 
Description FOF partner: KWS 
Organisation KWS UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have provided research, new germplasm and biochemical and genetic analysis
Collaborator Contribution KWS have provided staff, equipment and field trials. They have also provided technical and business training to the Innovation Fellow.
Impact The project is on-going.
Start Year 2018
 
Description FOF partner: Limagrain 
Organisation Limagrain
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have provided the research, new germplasm and the biochemical and genetic analysis
Collaborator Contribution Limagrain have provided staff, equipment and field trials. They have also provided technical and business training to the Innovation Fellow.
Impact The work is still on-going.
Start Year 2018
 
Description FOF partner: RAGT 
Organisation RAGT Seeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution we have provided research, new germplasm and biochemical and genetic analysis.
Collaborator Contribution RAGT have provided staff, equipment and field trials. They have also provided technical and business training to the Innovation Fellow.
Impact the project is still on-going
Start Year 2018
 
Description HarvestPlus 
Organisation HarvestPlus
PI Contribution Enhancing wheat micronutrient content
Collaborator Contribution Knowhow and funding
Impact Enhanced Fe wheat being developed
Start Year 2014
 
Description KWS 
Organisation KWS UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Genetics and genomics
Collaborator Contribution Breeder know how and germplasm
Impact joint projects
Start Year 2009
 
Description Limagrain 
Organisation Limagrain
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Genetics and genomics
Collaborator Contribution Germplasm and breeder know-how
Impact Phd Studentship, field trails, among others
Start Year 2009
 
Description Limagrain wheat blast 
Organisation Limagrain
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution knowledge on genetics of wheat blast resistance
Collaborator Contribution germplasm
Impact iCASE studentship funded
Start Year 2017
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation 2Blades Foundation
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation Bayer
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation Earlham Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation Helmholtz Zentrum München
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation Ilam University
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation KWS UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation Kansas State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation Limagrain
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation National Institute of Agronomy and Botany (NIAB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation Novogene Corporation
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation QIAGEN Lake Constance GmbH
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation Syngenta International AG
Department Syngenta Crop Protection
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation University of California
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation University of Maryland
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Open Wild Wheat Consortium 
Organisation University of Minnesota
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We conceived and founded the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, drafted grant proposals, obtained and managed pledges for funds from consortium members (private and public), designed and published the OWWC website, configured the Aegilops tauschii panel, extracted DNA, bulked up seed, distributed seed to >10 collaborators/members, sent DNA for whole genome shotgun sequencing, made raw data available through Grassroots Repository (in collaboration with Earlham Institute), generated draft assemblies of core accessions (in collaboration with CLC), establised whole genome shotgun k-mer-based association genetics pipeline, generated phenotypes for wheat blast (in collaboration with Paul Nicholson) and wheat rusts (in collaboration with Brian Steffenson, Xianming Chen and Jim Kolmer) and drafted manuscript synopsis.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided funds for sequencing, helped to manage sequencing (Novogene), provided sequencing discount (Novogene), germplasm (KSU, NIAB, CSIRO, UC Davis), helped configure panel (KSU), helped to store and distribute seed (GRU), and contributed with phenotyping.
Impact This project has brought together a large, international group of people with a common interest in mining wild wheat relatives for useful genetic variation. We have established the primary tools, resources, methods and pipeline to go from phenotypes in a wild wheat relative, identifying the underlying genes to studying the relevance of those genes in adapted germplasm.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Punjab Agricultural University 
Organisation Punjab Aricultural University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Know how on wheat genomics and genetics, training.
Collaborator Contribution Gernplasm, local knowledge
Impact Have helped partners implement marker technology.
Start Year 2011
 
Description RAGT 
Organisation RAGT Seeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Knowledge of genetics of disease resistance in wheat including new sources of resistance and associated genetic markers
Collaborator Contribution germplasm, DNA marker information, breeder know-how
Impact iCASE PhD studentship and scientific publications
 
Description RAGT 
Organisation RAGT Seeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Genetics and genomics
Collaborator Contribution Wheat germplasm and know how
Impact Shared projects
Start Year 2009
 
Description Secobra 
Organisation Secobra Recherche
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution information on the relationship between plant height and disease susceptibility
Collaborator Contribution Germplasm and field trial testing of populations
Impact new sources of resistance to Fusarium head blight
Start Year 2012
 
Description Syngenta 
Organisation Syngenta International AG
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Have shared germplasm for use in their breeding programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Have taken up JIC IP to use in their breeding operations.
Impact This has just started.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UCD 
Organisation University College Dublin
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution tools for using model plant species to investigate genetics of resistance to root diseases
Collaborator Contribution coordinating programme and liaising with the European Commission
Impact Identification of candidate genes involved in resistance to root diseases in cereals
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of Passo Fundo 
Organisation The University of Passo Fundo
PI Contribution information on genetic basis of resistance to wheat blast
Collaborator Contribution information on research tools and data relating to specific resistances
Impact student secondment to my laboratory for nine months
Start Year 2017
 
Title Plant gene for granule development, modified cereal plants and grain. 
Description A method was described for the modification of the size of starch granules in domesticated Triticeae and Avenae. Specifically, the method relates to the modification of the number of granule initiations per plastid in grain. 
IP Reference WO2017137907 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed No
Impact The patent was useful in discussions about commercialization opportunities with various industrial groups involved in the growth, breeding and/or use of cereal grains.
 
Title AgRenSeq - GitHub 
Description AgRenSeq is a pipeline to identify candidate resistance (R) genes in plants directly from a diversity panel. The diversity panel needs to be sequenced (R gene enrichment sequencing - RenSeq) and phenotyped. Phenotype scores need to be converted to AgRenSeq scores that assign positive values to resistance and negative values to suscetibility. An intermediate phenotype should have an AgRenSeq score close to zero. For RenSeq you will need a bait library that targets R genes in your plant species. A bait library for Aegilops tauschii can be found here. We reccomend Arbor biosciences for synthesis of baits. They also offer the enrichment service. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for collaboration from academia and industry. 
 
Title Expression Browser in wheat 
Description Expression browser for wheat gene expression data 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact New biology 
URL http://www.wheat-expression.com/
 
Description "Building resilience against crop diseases: a global surveillance system (GSS)" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rockefeller funded workshop to discuss the development of a global pathogen surveillance system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 14th WGIN Stakeholders' Meeting was held at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden on November 30th 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting was organised by the Defra Wheat Genetic Improvement Network for the purpose of Improving the resilience of the wheat crop through genetics and targeted trait analysis. The meeting was attended by research scientists, breeders and industrialists interested in growing and using wheat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wgin.org.uk/
 
Description ABC (Spain) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Descifrado el genoma del trigo, el cereal más cultivado del planeta
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://abci-descifrado-genoma-trigo-cereal-mas-cultivado-planeta-201808162031_noticia.html
 
Description AHDB Fusarium ratings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I was invited to act an expert/consultant in Fusarium head blight (FHB) to provide guidance to AHDB on the appropriate testing systems and assessment systems required for determining the FHB resistance ratings for UK wheat varieties that enter the Recommended List.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AHDB Pch1 project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The latest findings relating to eyespot resistance of wheat were provided to a panel from AHDB and selected scientists. We have yet to receive formal feedback but the panel were impressed by the progress being made and the potential significance of new resistances.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AHDB presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of knowledge on genes controlling eyespot resistance and association with yield penalty and increased grain protein
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description AHDB press release: Wheat stem rust outbreaks in Europe fuel industry collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB press release
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Agricultural Industries Confederation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Agribusiness Meeting: A step change in plant breeding to achieve a UK competitive advantage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual Science Meeting 2018, JIC and TSL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was called upon to give an update of my work at the JIC and TSL Annual Science Meeting 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Australian, UK scientists solve 30-year wheat rust genetics puzzle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Australian, UK scientists solve 30-year wheat rust genetics puzzle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uos-aus082418.php
 
Description BASF visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to BASF scientists involved in plant protection and biotechnology on current research on fusarium head blight and opportunities for collaboration with scientists at JIC across a broad spectrum of plant and microbial research relevant to the area of crop protection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Wheat gene map to help feed the world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45173968
 
Description BBC World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC World: wheat genome (Pallab Ghosh)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBSRC Food Priming Partnership Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BBSRC Food Priming Partnership Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBSRC UK:Turkey Wheat Improvement Workshop Konya and Cappadocia, 23-27 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of the workshop was to bring together UK, CIMMYT, ICARDA and Turkish scientists to:
1. Discuss sources of variation in traits of common interest: drought and heat stress, yield potential, grain quality, resistance to Septoria and other pathogens
2. Share novel technologies for improving the efficiency of breeding, particularly applied genomics and markers and automated field phenomics.
3. Identify collaborative activities including exchanges of expertise and germplasm, providing training to students and young scientists and mechanisms for funding joint programmes.
4. Provide an opportunity for UK scientists to examine Turkish germplasm in the field, including traditional land races.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBSRC kickoff event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting to introduce BBSRC Fellows to one another and to the support and training for future leaders available to them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BGRI workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BGRI: Pathogenomics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Pathogenomics workshop outline:
Recent advances in next-generation sequencing technologies have provided new opportunities to integrate high-resolution genotype data into pathogen population studies. In this workshop, we will cover some of the bioinformatics analysis incorporated into the newly developed "Field Pathogenomics" technique. This approach utilizes next-generation sequence data to accelerate pathogen diagnostics, whilst providing detailed genotypic sub-structure of pathogen populations at an unprecedented resolution. Using next-generation sequence data generated from a selection of wheat yellow rust isolates, participants will determine how related they are to each other. To this aim, they will work stepwise through a series of exercises that will include (1) QC analysis of next-generation sequence data, (2) sequence alignments, (3) SNP calling, and (4) phylogenetic analysis. At the completion of the workshop participants will be familiar with next-generation sequence data and its potential for performing high-resolution population analyses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BMGF Grand Challenges Meeting, Berlin, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to the BMGF Grand Challenges Meeting, in Berlin, Germany. This has since led to further interactions with the BMGF and DFID funded DGGW project, and a request for a workshop at the next DGGW meeting which will be held in the John Innes Centre in 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bangladesh wheat blast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with primary Bangladesh wheat researcher on wheat blast resistance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BarbRE website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To raise awareness of the project and as a forum to advertise our launch event we generated a project-focused website: https://barbre.co.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://barbre.co.uk
 
Description Blog entry about research project (Wheat Side Story) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog post on research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/articles/wheat-side-story
 
Description Borlaug Dialogue 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Bolaug Dialogue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Breeder day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentations to invited individuals from the wheat breeding and food/feed beverage supply chain
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Breeders Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The John Innes Centre holds an annual Breeders' Day that provides an opportunity to hear first-hand from our scientists about our science and how it impacts crop breeding and farming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CPM Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CPM Magazine interview on wheat genome and genetics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cpm-magazine.co.uk/2018/08/21/genetics-hope-future-wheat/#
 
Description Chairing wheat genetics symposium, Tuln, Austria 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired a session of Wheat Genetic symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cibus 2018, Salone internazionale dell'alimentazione 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Cibus 2018, Salone internazionale dell'alimentazione
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference organiser of PAG San Diego attracting 3800 plant and animal researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I am on the organising committee of the largest plant and animal ag genomics conference attracting some 3800 researchers, policy makers, industry etc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,
 
Description Cranfield University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was called upon to give a lecture to MSc students on the Cranfield University bioinformatics course. I was asked to come back again in May for a two day visit to teach scientific soft skills for early career scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DBT-BBSRC Smart Agriculture Conclave 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact DBT-BBSRC Smart Agriculture Conclave
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DFW Presentation to DEFRA chief science advisor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A discussion of the outcomes and impact of WISP and DFW programmes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Daily Mail Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Genetic make-up of wheat has been decoded for the first time: Scientists say it could lead to low allergy varieties and crops that need less water
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6068177/Genetic-make-wheat-decoded-time.html
 
Description Dialogue with Drayton Manor regarding barberry carpet moth programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was a formal meeting to raise awareness regarding the role of barberry in the wheat rust lifecycle. In addition, this led to a new research program developing as an outcome of these discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion Norman Lamb, MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion Norman Lamb, MP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion with Gov Office Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion with Gov Office Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussions with Syngenta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions on collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DivSeek Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was called upon at short notice to give a presentation at the DivSeek workshop on how to exploit germplasm collections for rapid trait identificaiton and deployment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dutch students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of work on importance of research on disease resistance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Eastern Daily Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact How Norwich scientists' wheat DNA breakthrough could help feed the world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/farming/john-innes-centre-norwich-wheat-genome-1-5655948
 
Description El Confidencial (Spain) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact El pan del futuro ya está aquí: científicos secuencian los 107.891 genes del trigo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.elconfidencial.com/tecnologia/ciencia/2018-08-16/secuencian-genoma-trigo-pan-futuro_1604...
 
Description El Mundo (Spain) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact El genoma del trigo harinero ayudará a crear variedades más resistentes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.elmundo.es/ciencia-y-salud/ciencia/2018/08/16/5b75ab13468aeb3d7e8b458b.html
 
Description El Pais (Spain) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact El genoma del alimento que da a la humanidad una de cada cinco calorías
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/08/16/ciencia/1534414224_631189.html
 
Description European Fusarium Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 200 delegates from across the globe attended the meeting. My presentation sparked many questions and further discussions on the implications of our findings for improving the resistance of wheat to FHB and reducing the risk of mycotoxins accumulating in grain and posing a threat to consumers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exeter Uni: Forgotten crop pathogen may be about to return 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exeter Uni press release
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exploring the science behind taste and flavour at Norwich Food and Drink Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Volunteer with British Science Association.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description FSOV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discuss wheat disease resistance genetics with members of a consortium of French Breeding companies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description FSOV-Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with French breeders to discuss FSOV activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Farmers Weekly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Scientists apply for GM wheat and Crispr brassica field trials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/scientists-apply-for-gm-wheat-and-crispr-brassica-field-trials
 
Description Farming Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Farming Today interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Food Ingreedients: "Speed cloning: Transforming crop disease protection with higher yielding, resilient "elite crops"" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed by the online magazine "Food Ingredients" about protecting crops with cloned resistance genes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/speed-cloning-transforming-crop-disease-protection-with-hi...
 
Description FoodFutures II 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A networking event with agri-tech and food industry representatives for University of Cambridge PhD students and Postdocs Was held at Clare College, Cambridge.
The day was an excellent opportunity for Cambridge's early-career researchers to interact with industry representatives from ADAS, Buhler, Corteva Agriscience, Koppert, PepsiCo and more, hear about what these companies do, and learn about funding Cambridge has available for industry placements and collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Fusarium head blight RAGT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The potential of increasing resistance to Fusarium head blight by eliminating susceptibility factors rather than the conventional approach of introducing resistance factors was discussed at length. This approach stimulated much interest as a means to tackle a disease where there is a paucity of effecive resistance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GARNish27. "Spotlight on NIAB" June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alison Bentley authored an article in GarNish that featured two BBSRC-funded projects from the Trafford lab: the B-granule project and the large-embryo project. The impact was publicity for NIAB research in general and for the two BBSRC-funded projects in particular.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Garnet York 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Garnet York 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gatbsy Plant Science Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Can wheat genomics help alleviate food insecurity?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gates Grand Challenges Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to take part in discussion regarding the future of pathogen surveillance methodologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Genoma completo del trigo augura mayor rendimiento y seguridad alimentaria al mundo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Genoma completo del trigo augura mayor rendimiento y seguridad alimentaria al mundo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.economiaynegocios.cl/noticias/noticias.asp?id=496697
 
Description Grain quality conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Results of fundamental research described to research community, breeders and end-users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Cereal Rusts and Powdery Mildews Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/268483
 
Description Interview by Deutchlandfunk (German radio station) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In the wake of my Nature Biotechnology paper on rapid resistance gene cloning by associaiton genetics, I was interviewed by Deutchlandfunk, a german radio station equivalent to Radio BBC 4 in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/resistenzgene-bei-pflanzen-hilfe-von-der-starken.676.de.html?dram:art...
 
Description Interview by Jerome Starkey, The Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following our press release on the appearance of stem rust in the UK for the first time in 50 years, I was interviewed by The Times correspondent Jereme Starkey. This resulted in a short article in The Times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/plague-that-scared-the-romans-is-back-g6nzm5d0k
 
Description Interview with Newsweek on genetic diversity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed by Newsweek on the importance of genetic diversity in crops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.newsweek.com/feed-world-scientists-have-plan-save-chickpeas-destruction-806925
 
Description Interviews with press and media on speed breeding 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact JIC External Relations department released a press release on our work on 'speed breeding'. This sparked considerable attention from the press and media. I expect I gave about 20 interviews in the ensuing days, featured on BBC Look East, the local press, two national newspapers (The Times and The Guardian), Newsweek, as well as countless other media outlets across the world, including in Japanese, Chinese and Arabic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Introduction to bioinformatics and wheat genomics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop aims:
Expertise in the field of bioinformatics has become indispensable in most genetic or genomic research and applied approaches. This need has exceeded the level and rate at which plant genomics scientists have been trained in bioinformatics in South Africa. This workshop aimed to provide much-needed hands-on training in bioinformatics, wheat genomics and sequencing technologies by leading UK experts that are highly competent researchers and experienced trainers in these fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation at Institute of Experimental Botany, Czech Republic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to the Institute of Experimental Botany in the Czech Republic to give a presentation about my work on rapid gene discovery and cloning in Triticeae.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited presentation at Kew 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to give a short seminar on how to exploit genetic variation in crop wild relatives at a joint workshop organised between the John Innes Centre and Kew.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited presentation at Plant and Animal Genome Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My postdoc, Kumar Gaurav, was invited to present our work on rapid gene cloning at PAG. This resulted in requests for further collaboration from groups in USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation at University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to give a presentation on my work at the University of Nottingham to share my latest results on rapid resistance gene discovery, cloning and deployment. This resulted in long discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Italian Society of Genetics (SIGA) and Plant Biology (SIBV) Joint meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote at PISA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JIC 50 years Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participant at JIC 50 years Open Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JIC Annual Science Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact JIC Annual Science Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description JIC Industry showcase event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact JIC Industry showcase event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description JIC Open day 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact JIC Open Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description JIC Science Innovation Showcase 
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 Talk at JIC Science Innovation Showcase with over 100 industry representatives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description JIC press release on AgRenSeq: "Rapid gene cloning technique will transform crop disease protection" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The press release was picked up by the national and international media and led to >10 requests for interviews from the press and media, including BBC Radio 4, The Times, Deutchlandfunk and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.jic.ac.uk/press-release/rapid-gene-cloning-technique-will-transform-crop-disease-protect...
 
Description JIC press release: First report in decades of a forgotten crop pathogen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact JIC press release
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description John Innes Centre open day to the public 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To show the general public plant science research in practise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KWS Wheat network discussions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion with KWS scientist and breeders on wheat networks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Speaker, Advances in Integrated Pest Management, Association of Applied Biologists, Harper Adams University, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to be a Keynote Speaker, at the meeting entitled Advances in Integrated Pest Management, Association of Applied Biologists, Harper Adams University, UK. This led to futher request to be involved in a responsive mode GCRF collaboration, which regretfully was not funded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote Speaker, German Plant Breeding Society, Wernigerode, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was the Keynote Speaker, German Plant Breeding Society, Wernigerode, Germany. This resulted in additional interest from a range of colleagues in academia and industry, including policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote: Canadian Wheat Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Canadian Wheat Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote: From Seed to Pasta III 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact From Seed to Pasta III
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Laboratory News: "Fast Food" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed by the online and print magazine Laboratory News about my new rapid gene cloning technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.popsci.com/crops-disease-resistant-genes
 
Description Limagrain wheat blast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of knowledge on genetics of wheat blast which led to Limagrain supporting an iCASE PhD studentship application (successful)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Limagrain wheat disease 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion led to Liamgrain supporting iCASE PhD proposal (successful)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description MARPLE website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We have generated a project website to raise awareness of the project: https://acaciaafrica.org/marple-diagnostics/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2018
URL https://acaciaafrica.org/marple-diagnostics/
 
Description MSc Domestication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact MSc course on Domestication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Butterfly Conservation regarding the barberry carpet moth program 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This discussion was focused on raising awareness regarding the role of barberry in the life cycle of the wheat rust pathogens.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with KWS barley breeders Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with KWS barley breeders to discuss work being carried out by my group at NIAB that may be of interest to KWS. Updates on work KWS are already involved with or aware of (Production of wheat lacking B-type starch granules) plus introduction to new work (Barley lys3 mutants are unique amongst shrunken-endosperm mutants in having abnormally large embryos).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Member of the board of the G20 wheat initative 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I am a board member of the G20 wheat initiative set up by the G20 agricultural ministers to facilitate coordination of wheat research in the G20 countries. We organise working group to facilitate such coordination, and to identify priorities for funding by funding agencies within the G20 countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description Member of the management board of CGIAR wheat programme (CIMMYT and ICARD) to breed wheat for the resource-poor in the developing World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A management board member of CGIAR wheat programme (CIMMYT and ICARD) to breed wheat for the resource-poor in the developing World
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description Monogram Bioinformatics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Monogram Bioinformatics Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Monogram meeting 2017 Bristol Poster on lys3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presented during the monogram meeting on Lys barley mutation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Monogram meeting 2017. Oat poster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presented at the meeting on Starch granule morphology in oat endosperm. The purpose of this was to expand the knowledge gained from BBSRC project on wheat to other cereal species. The impact was to inform colleagues of the work and to lay the ground work for future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Monogram meeting Bristol 2017 presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on the control of B-granule content in wheat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NIAB Annual Science meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk was given on the large embryo barley mutant project .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NIAB NEWS: New study on wheat stem rust calls for close monitoring 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NIAB news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.niab.com/news_and_events/article/429
 
Description Nabim workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact talked to millers about possible impacts of research project for them and the wheat end-user group generally.

Millers were generally supportive of the research and interested in any new germplasm arising from the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Nestle research opportunities meeting Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Nestle representatives to discuss collaborative research opportunities. The purpose was to scope ideas for collaborative research projects. the impact was further discussions on potetial collaborative projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description New Frontiers in Crop Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact New Frontiers in Crop Research
Thursday 20 October 2016, SCI, London, UK
Organised by SCI's AgriSciences Group and the KTN
Synopsis
This conference will provide updates in many exciting areas of crop research, including projects underway within the
BBSRC funded research-industry clubs. The event also aims to foster the interdisciplinary networking essential to
innovation in the agri-food sector focused on enhancing crop yields, quality and sustainability.
Attendees
This event is designed to appeal to academic and industrial scientists involved in all aspects of crop research, and other
stakeholders interested in catching up on the latest developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.soci.org/events
 
Description New Phytologist workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact New Phytologist/DFG SPP1819-funded workshop "Molecular mechanisms underlying the rapid evolution of plant-microbe interactions"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newspaper article in the Times: "Gene analysis speeds up race to beat cereal killer" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was intereviewed by a reporter from The Times on our breakthrough in resistance gene cloning based on phenotyping sequence-configured diversity panels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gene-analysis-speeds-up-race-to-beat-cereal-killer-j2vsht83v
 
Description Norfolk forum Science festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To provide the general public with an insight into plant science research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Organisation a day workshop at Eucarpia meeting , Clermont_Ferrand Paris, with INRA (French) and Proweizen (German ) and CIMMYT researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The worship was to discuss possible collaborations which could lead to bids into the EU for funding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Outreach at BIO school - Bringing scientists to you event at Marshland High School (Peterborough) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Outreach at BIO school - Bringing scientists to you event at Marshland High School (Peterborough)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Outreach at BIO school - Sports Days for Boys 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Outreach at BIO school - Sports Days for Boys 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Oxford Farming Conference talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Oxford Farming Conference talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp0QJDivWgA
 
Description Pathogenomics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Trainer on Pathogenomics workshop organised by The Sainsbury Laboratory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Norwich Science Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Pint of Science talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to raise awareness of plant disease and genomics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I was invited to present at a Congress in Rotterdam.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Plenary Speaker, 4th International Conference on Plant Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Almaty, Kazakhstan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to present my work on speed cloning and speed breeding as a Plenary Speaker at the 4th International Conference on Plant Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Almaty, Kazakhstan. This led to stimulating discussions and contributed to requests for further involvment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Popular Science: "These genetic 'goggles' could help us engineer wildly resilient crops" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed by the online magazine Popular Science about my work on rapid resistance gene cloning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.popsci.com/crops-disease-resistant-genes
 
Description Poster Monogram meeting 2016. Identification and characterization of Lys3 in barley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Monogram Network meeting is the annual get together for the small-grain cereal and grass research community. Academics, commercial scientists and plant breeders meet to hear about the latest advances, exchange ideas and discuss collaboration. The poster was viewed and discused at poster sessions during the course of the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2016.php
 
Description Poster- Dundee barley mutants workshop 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A poster on work associated with the large embryo barley mutant project was presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Beijing, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to visit the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Beijing, China and present my work on speed cloning and speed breeding. This has led to follow up requests for further visits, collaboration, and applicaiton for joint funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at Nanjing Agricultural University, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to Nanjing Agricultural University, China where I gave a presentation on my work on speed cloning and speed breeding. I was invited to participate in further collaborations based on this visit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at Science Innovation Showcase, JIC, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I was invited to present at the Science Innovation Showcase, JIC, UK. This has led to requests for further information and ongoing disussions with inustrial partners for collaboration / contract research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Tel Aviv University, Israel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to present my work on speed breeding and speed cloning at Tel Aviv University, Israel. This led to further discussions and resulted in an active collaboration and exchange of germplasm.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at the conference for the UK Millers and bakers (NABIM-london) on DFW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Was asked to provide further information on the coordinated DFW programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on DFW at the DEFRA stakeholders WGIN meeting at RRES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Request for more information on the programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on WISP/DFW to ACC1 Cereals and Grains conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The presentation was to inform the cereal grain (rice, maize and wheat) processes community on the step change which has occurred in wheat research and the involvement of WISP/DFW in the step change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on WISP/DFW to the BBSRC legume community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was to describe how the UK coordinated wheat programme was put together, and the impact the programme has had on the step change which has occurred in wheat research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on WISP/DFW to the BBSRC rice community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation described how the coordinated WISP/DFW UK wheat programme was put together, and the impact the programme has had on the step change which has occurred in wheat research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Elsoms Seeds, Spalding, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to present my work on speed breeding and resistance gene cloning to Elsoms Seeds, Lincolnshire, and to troubleshoot their LED lighting in the glasshouse. This has since resulted in further interactions and dicussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to KWS, Einbech, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I was invited to present my work on speed cloning and speed breeding at KWS, Einbech, Germany. KWS are currently considering how our enabling technologies could be integrated in one of their own crop breeding programmes and how we may collaborate to achieve this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to delegation from Elsoms Seeds, Lincolnshire, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I invited 8 delegates from Elsoms Seeds to visit JIC for some bespoke presentations from my group and a colleauge, and for an inspection of our speed breeding facilities. This has helped cement a relationship that now stretches back more than one year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to visiting agricultural students from Hogeschool, Ghent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to a visiting group of agricultural students from Homeschool in Ghent.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Previously grainy wheat genome comes into focus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Previously grainy wheat genome comes into focus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.jic.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/08/wheat-genome-focus/
 
Description Rachel Lambert, Senior Livelihoods Adviser, Agriculture Research DFID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Rachel Lambert, Senior Livelihoods Adviser, Agriculture Research DFID
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Radio Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Radio interview for genome paper: Radio Cardiff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.mixcloud.com/pythagoras_trousers/pythagoras-trousers-episode-421-mapping-the-wheat-genom...
 
Description Radio Extramadura (Spain) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview in spanish regarding wheat genome sequence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.canalextremadura.es/alacarta/radio/audios/principio-de-incertidumbre-la-secuenciacion-del...
 
Description Redburn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk at Redburn investment bank
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description School teacher education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The activity involved a presentation and discussion with school teachers on the importance and relevance of plant disease in a historical and current context. The activity is aimed at providing teachers who are not experts in plant pathology to effectively provide all the relevant information required within the A-level curriculum to their students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Wheat's complex genome finally deciphered, offering hope for better harvests and nonallergenic varieties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/wheat-s-complex-genome-finally-deciphered-offering-hope-bette...
 
Description Science Collaboration Agritech, Aquaculture and Food Safety Forum, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to present at the Science Collaboration Agritech, Aquaculture and Food Safety Forum, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Science and Faith 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Is it ethical to oppose modern plant breeding technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Scientific Writing workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This one-day course focused on the structure of good scientific writing. It including writing exercises as an integral part of the workshop. It looked at the practical process of writing, the nature of scientific publishing, and the importance of editing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://writeaboutscience.com
 
Description Spiegel Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Researchers crack wheat puzzles - and hope for fewer hunger victims
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/weizen-forscher-entschluesseln-genom-und-wollen-hunger-eind...
 
Description State of the worlds fungi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk Aarhus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk at Aarhus University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at NIAB Science Day 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Science seminar was part of NIABs Open Day 2016. The focus was on innovation, demonstrating the impact of technology on crop management. The purpose was to show how NIAB's genetics and breeding research is increasing diversity and improving yields in wheat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.niab.com/shop/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=2286
 
Description Talk to flying farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to "flying farmer" group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk- Monogram 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk on the barley large embryo mutant work was presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk-Dundee barley mutants workshop 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk on work associated with the large embryo barley mutant project was presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ics.hutton.ac.uk/ibmw2018/
 
Description Teleconference discussion with Syngenta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participated in a teleconference with Syngenta with participation from China, UK and USA. Follow-on discussions are ongoing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Atlantic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Scientists Finally Crack Wheat's Absurdly Complex Genome
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/wheat-genome-is-best-thing-since-sliced-bread/56...
 
Description The Economist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Revealing the wheat genome could lead to hypoallergenic bread
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2018/08/18/revealing-the-wheat-genome-could-lead-to...
 
Description The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Scientists sequence wheat genome in breakthrough once thought 'impossible'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/16/scientists-sequence-wheat-genome-in-breakthrough-onc...
 
Description The Sainsbury Laboratory Retreat 2017, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to present my work on R gene cloning and speed breeding at The Sainsbury Laboratory 2017 retreat. This sparked questions and discussions and has since contributed to further collaboration with colleagues in TSL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Thought for Food challenge 
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 Competition - students in the group developed a web app called "Patch It App". The entry reached the top 20 teams and was invited to Amsterdam where they delivered a presentation about the novel application for urban farmers during the pop-up pitch session on the second day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.tffchallenge.com
 
Description Three-horizons, Agritech East Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop to provide an opportunity to find out how next generation sequencing technologies and high performance computing are being applied to answer the biological challenges of our time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Training in "Bioinformatics to advance wheat breeding" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training in "Bioinformatics to advance wheat breeding"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Training in pathogenomics methodology in Ethiopia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visiting Ethiopia to train individuals in advanced genomics-based disease surveillance techniques.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acaciaafrica.org/marple-diagnostics-a-pioneering-step-in-ethiopian-wheat-rust-management/
 
Description UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey: Invited speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited to share our latest results and methodology regarding pathogen diagnostics and surveillance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKCPVS Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participant at UKCPVS Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.niab.com/pages/id/316/UKCPVS
 
Description WGIN Stakeholders' Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Wired Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact AFTER 13 YEARS, SCIENTISTS FINALLY MAP THE MASSIVE WHEAT GENOME
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.wired.com/story/after-13-years-scientists-finally-map-the-massive-wheat-genome/
 
Description Women in Science seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Formal talk to encourage women to continue a career in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Women in computing blog series at the EI website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog post to promote women in computing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/articles/women-computing-pilar-corredor-moreno
 
Description Youth STEMM Awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Youth STEMM Award is an achievement-based award for students in Years 9-13, designed to support and inspire the next generation of STEMM professionals. We provided an opportunity for participants to gain new knowledge about rust pathogens.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Youth STEMM awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A ceremony for The Youth STEMM Award (YSA) which provides a focused and engaging framework for young people aged 13-18 to further their passion, knowledge and skills in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.jic.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2016/07/new-youth-stemm-award-recognises-success-end-year...
 
Description Youtube video: "What is AgRenSeq" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ruby O'Grady in the JIC External Communications Team generated an animation to explain the meaning of the acronym "AgRenSeq".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xefrjg5Y_Ug&t=6s
 
Description eyespot industry partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact informed wheat breeders on genetics of eyespot resistance and candidate resistance genes and potential trade-off between yield and protein content of grain
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description http://hpc.ilri.cgiar.org/beca/training/jic_beca_2016/index.html 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Trainer on workshop "Advancing cereals genetic research using the latest genomic and germplasm resources" BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi, Kenya
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://hpc.ilri.cgiar.org/beca/training/jic_beca_2016/index.html
 
Description podcast Wheat Genome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dewing Grain podcast Wheat Genome
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.dewinggrain.co.uk/podcast-item/?id=34
 
Description school visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Delivery of the plant disease and host disease resistance components of the A level curriculum to A'level students. This was delivered alongside a presentation on the impact of plant disease on human civilisation throughout history and efforts to combat disease through plant breeding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description school visit (Wymondham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentations on the history of plant disease and impact on society alongside plant disease and disease resistance information required for A level students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018