Data access and analysis

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

Abstract

The large-scale genomic, phenotypic and regulatory datasets emerging from the Designing Future Wheat BBSRC Strategic Programme (DFW), will be annotated, integrated and disseminated to generate critical reference resources supporting interpretation and driving new avenues of investigation. These activities will comprise the UK contribution to the international Wheat Information System (WheatIS), a unified global infrastructure for wheat biology being developed under the auspices of the G20 International Wheat Initiative. Wheat resources and information generated within the DFW programme will be presented in an easily accessible form, allowing ready access for UK and international plant researchers not directly working on wheat.
 
Description We have shown that the diverse data types already existing within DFW and constantly growing require a wide range of platforms to maximise the utilisation of the data within DFW and in the wider research and commercial community. The activities of the WP4 data coordination task have been key in maximising the opportunities to establish linkages between these platforms and put measures in place to bring datasets together. SeedStor which is the way users can search the Germplasm Resource Unit. New accession numbers have been assigned to the purified Watkins Collection, Toolkit, and Breeders Toolkit. Toolkit data is stored in GrassRoots.

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 WP3 representation.
Exploitation Route High standards for the presentation and accessibility of DFW data allow the wider community to take the research forward efficiently.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

URL http://plants.ensembl.org/Triticum_aestivum/Info/Index
 
Description Clear and accessible representation of these complex datasets has been used by wheat breeders and the research community. Examples include: Extracting gene content of key loci from the genome sequence of Chinese Spring in Ensembl Plants; downloading high density genotypic data on modern varieties compared to DFW germplasm in CerealsDB; Searching the genomes of modern UK varieties like Paragon, Robigus and Claire in Grassroots genomics; studying the pedigree and graphical genotype of the Breeders Toolkit on the DFW website; quickly and efficiently requesting seed fro the Germplasm Resource Unit using Seedstor. In July 2018 (release 40) the new IWGSC Wheat RefSeq v1.0 assembly was made publicly available to the scientific community in Ensembl Plants. This was the first time this assembly was made fully public and is a great source for ongoing wheat research. Via collaboration with JIC and Rothamsted the wheat TILLING population mutants were called on the IWGSC assembly and released in Ensembl together with the assembly (Release 40, July 2018). Via collaboration with CerealsDB (WP4) the 820K Axiom SNP array was aligned to the IWGSC assembly and made available in Ensembl Plants. This is also true for the 35K Axiom array which will become available in Ensembl in March 2019 (Release 43). In February 2019 Ensembl hosted a "Ensembl 4 Breeders" event getting together over 20 wheat breeders and scientists for a demonstrations and a User Experience event. Feedback received from participants will be used for further development in Ensembl Plants. 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 WP3 representation.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types 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
 
Title CerealsDB 
Description The CerealsDB web-site was created by members of the Functional Genomics Group at the University of Bristol. The site provides a range of facilities for the study of the wheat genome. The site has been designed with breeders in mind, and we hope that is will be easy and straightforward to use. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact There have been over 1,528,817 unique visits to the websites and our various datasets have been downloaded 48,295 times (35K Wheat breeders Array: 45,445 downloads and 820K High Density Wheat Array; 2,850 downloads). The trend of increased numbers of researchers visiting our web site shows no sign of slowing down; running as it is at greater than 50,000 unique visits per month. 
URL http://www.cerealsdb.uk.net/
 
Title DFW landrace pillar website, data repository, and user guide. 
Description This is where all data generated for landrace cultivars within WP3 (Germplasm) of DFW is made available to the wider community. This includes the composition of the Breeders Toolkit, The AE Watkins whole collection, The AE Watkins core collection (1050), the Gediflux historic collection of winter wheats (430), Paragon x Watkins NAM populations (12000), over 90 genetic maps, QTL data, a large number of near isogenic lines developed from Watkins landrace cultivar alleles, and detailed descriptions of how these resources can be applied to diverse questions in wheat research and breeding and how to access them. Although some genotypic information is presented here the main route for accessing the information is by linkage to Cerealsdb. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The website is the portal by which a number of research groups have queried DFW germplasm and then requested these resources. Germplasm requests are now handles by the derived germplasm specialist within the Germplasm Resource Unit. 
URL http://wisplandracepillar.jic.ac.uk/
 
Title Dataverse repository of nested association mapping populations including high density genotyping and genetic maps aligned to wheat genome 
Description Segregating populations made with key CIMMYT parents and linking to UK wheat programme parents. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This is the first CIMMYT NAM population. Over 250 downloads. Does not use DOIs but 'handles' see hdl:11529/10996 
URL https://data.cimmyt.org/dataverse/iwypdvn
 
Title SeedStor DFW contribution 
Description Visibility of DFW germplasm and data linkages has been upgraded through new accession numbers and browsing windows within the SeedStore database of the Germplasm Resource Unit. This includes new categories for the prurified Watkins collection, DFW Toolkit, and DFW Breeders Toolkit. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This transition ensures that the DFW germplasm visibility, distribution and maintenance is conducted to a very high standard in the long term. 
URL https://www.seedstor.ac.uk/search-browsecollections.php
 
Title Targeted genotyping by sequencing (TbyGS) probes and genotyping calls 
Description We developed a set of 15,167 MyBaits probes for targeted genotyping by sequencing of elite hexaploid wheat lines relevant to the DFW program and wider UK/european germ plasm used by breeders. We sequenced the resulting captured DNA from 31 varieties and published the probes sequences and genotype calls on our cerealsdb web site. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact There have been 157 data downloads times since publication. 
URL http://www.cerealsdb.uk.net/cerealgenomics/CerealsDB/sequence_capture.php
 
Title Wheat genome database 
Description Data from the bread wheat Tritium aestivum and related species have been included in Ensembl Plants, an integrative resource offering access to genome scale data from a variety of plant species. Successive improvements to the genome sequence have been accommodated including polymorphism data important for breeding (increasingly, in collaboration with CerealsDB), and the incorporation of the new TGAC 1.0 genome assembly. The database was developed originally with funding from BB/J00328X/1 and development has continued with funding from BBS/E/J/000PR9782. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data structure, analysis pipelines and visualisation interfaces have been developed to accommodate polyploid crops in general of which bread wheat is our first example. Ensembl Plants (as a whole) has had 156,037 unique visitors in 2017. 
URL http://plants.ensembl.org/Triticum_aestivum/Info/Index
 
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 Breeders Toolkit Committee 
Organisation Bayer
Department Bayer CropScience Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Germplasm WP works closely with the Germplasm Resource Unit (BBSRC National Capability) to produce and maintain the Breeders Toolkit Germplasm.
Collaborator Contribution The Breeders Toolkit Committee is composed of DFW Commercial breeding representatives from KWS, RAGT, Limagrain, DSV, LSPB, Syngenta, Elsoms, and Bayer. From DFW it has leaders (1-4), and further institutional representation from NIAB, Bristol University, and Nottingham University. The committee decides which genetic effects are entered as Toolkit candidates and then Breeders Toolkit.
Impact This group has been central to the formation of Breeders Toolkit and it's assessment on eleven independent sites in the UK and France.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Breeders Toolkit Committee 
Organisation DSV
Department DSV UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Germplasm WP works closely with the Germplasm Resource Unit (BBSRC National Capability) to produce and maintain the Breeders Toolkit Germplasm.
Collaborator Contribution The Breeders Toolkit Committee is composed of DFW Commercial breeding representatives from KWS, RAGT, Limagrain, DSV, LSPB, Syngenta, Elsoms, and Bayer. From DFW it has leaders (1-4), and further institutional representation from NIAB, Bristol University, and Nottingham University. The committee decides which genetic effects are entered as Toolkit candidates and then Breeders Toolkit.
Impact This group has been central to the formation of Breeders Toolkit and it's assessment on eleven independent sites in the UK and France.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Breeders Toolkit Committee 
Organisation Elsoms Seeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Germplasm WP works closely with the Germplasm Resource Unit (BBSRC National Capability) to produce and maintain the Breeders Toolkit Germplasm.
Collaborator Contribution The Breeders Toolkit Committee is composed of DFW Commercial breeding representatives from KWS, RAGT, Limagrain, DSV, LSPB, Syngenta, Elsoms, and Bayer. From DFW it has leaders (1-4), and further institutional representation from NIAB, Bristol University, and Nottingham University. The committee decides which genetic effects are entered as Toolkit candidates and then Breeders Toolkit.
Impact This group has been central to the formation of Breeders Toolkit and it's assessment on eleven independent sites in the UK and France.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Breeders Toolkit Committee 
Organisation KWS UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Germplasm WP works closely with the Germplasm Resource Unit (BBSRC National Capability) to produce and maintain the Breeders Toolkit Germplasm.
Collaborator Contribution The Breeders Toolkit Committee is composed of DFW Commercial breeding representatives from KWS, RAGT, Limagrain, DSV, LSPB, Syngenta, Elsoms, and Bayer. From DFW it has leaders (1-4), and further institutional representation from NIAB, Bristol University, and Nottingham University. The committee decides which genetic effects are entered as Toolkit candidates and then Breeders Toolkit.
Impact This group has been central to the formation of Breeders Toolkit and it's assessment on eleven independent sites in the UK and France.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Breeders Toolkit Committee 
Organisation LS Plant Breeding
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Germplasm WP works closely with the Germplasm Resource Unit (BBSRC National Capability) to produce and maintain the Breeders Toolkit Germplasm.
Collaborator Contribution The Breeders Toolkit Committee is composed of DFW Commercial breeding representatives from KWS, RAGT, Limagrain, DSV, LSPB, Syngenta, Elsoms, and Bayer. From DFW it has leaders (1-4), and further institutional representation from NIAB, Bristol University, and Nottingham University. The committee decides which genetic effects are entered as Toolkit candidates and then Breeders Toolkit.
Impact This group has been central to the formation of Breeders Toolkit and it's assessment on eleven independent sites in the UK and France.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Breeders Toolkit Committee 
Organisation Limagrain
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Germplasm WP works closely with the Germplasm Resource Unit (BBSRC National Capability) to produce and maintain the Breeders Toolkit Germplasm.
Collaborator Contribution The Breeders Toolkit Committee is composed of DFW Commercial breeding representatives from KWS, RAGT, Limagrain, DSV, LSPB, Syngenta, Elsoms, and Bayer. From DFW it has leaders (1-4), and further institutional representation from NIAB, Bristol University, and Nottingham University. The committee decides which genetic effects are entered as Toolkit candidates and then Breeders Toolkit.
Impact This group has been central to the formation of Breeders Toolkit and it's assessment on eleven independent sites in the UK and France.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Breeders Toolkit Committee 
Organisation RAGT Seeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution The Germplasm WP works closely with the Germplasm Resource Unit (BBSRC National Capability) to produce and maintain the Breeders Toolkit Germplasm.
Collaborator Contribution The Breeders Toolkit Committee is composed of DFW Commercial breeding representatives from KWS, RAGT, Limagrain, DSV, LSPB, Syngenta, Elsoms, and Bayer. From DFW it has leaders (1-4), and further institutional representation from NIAB, Bristol University, and Nottingham University. The committee decides which genetic effects are entered as Toolkit candidates and then Breeders Toolkit.
Impact This group has been central to the formation of Breeders Toolkit and it's assessment on eleven independent sites in the UK and France.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Breeders Toolkit Committee 
Organisation Syngenta International AG
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Germplasm WP works closely with the Germplasm Resource Unit (BBSRC National Capability) to produce and maintain the Breeders Toolkit Germplasm.
Collaborator Contribution The Breeders Toolkit Committee is composed of DFW Commercial breeding representatives from KWS, RAGT, Limagrain, DSV, LSPB, Syngenta, Elsoms, and Bayer. From DFW it has leaders (1-4), and further institutional representation from NIAB, Bristol University, and Nottingham University. The committee decides which genetic effects are entered as Toolkit candidates and then Breeders Toolkit.
Impact This group has been central to the formation of Breeders Toolkit and it's assessment on eleven independent sites in the UK and France.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Development of Eureka genotyping for wheat with Life Technologies 
Organisation Life Technologies
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We supplied Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers validated from our published Wheat Breeders genotyping array to Life Technologies to facilitate the development of a medium-scale cost effective genotyping solution for wheat.
Collaborator Contribution Life Technologies developed a Eureka genotyping panel, comprising ~300 reporters, based on SNP and flanking sequence data provided by Bristol.They went on to develop the data analysis pipeline to enable genotyping on this panel.
Impact A Eureka panel is ready for commercial release by Q2 2018
Start Year 2017
 
Title Breeders Toolkit 
Description Near Isogenic Lines and mutant lines carrying introgressed alleles selected for multi site assessment by breeding companies, as decided by the DFW Breeders Toolkit Committee 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Transfer of new alleles discovered in Prebreeding LOLA,WISP and DFW to commercial breeding prgrammes.
 
Description Open Day presentations to the public (prospective students and parents): How to use DNA sequencing to help feed the world. 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The DWF approaches to wheat improvement, with a focus on Marker Assisted Selection at Bristol, were presented at four open days to groups of 50 prospective students/parents per day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Advisory board feedback for USDA CAP 
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 As a member of the three person advisory board we hear updates on the progress of USDA CAP and provide feedback for the consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.triticeaecap.org/about/t-cap-scientific-advisory-board/
 
Description BBC Local Radio Interview explaining DFW funding in Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following on from our BBC Regional TV piece, BBC Radio Bristol invited me in to explain how we're improving UK wheat in the DFW project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Regional TV News item on Designing Future Wheat. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Points West produced a piece on Bristol's funded DFW work for there evening TV program. Filming took place in the greenhouse and laboratory and we were able to explain to the public why wheat needs to be improved and how we use DNA technologies in Bristol to assist. A local farmer was interviewed to put the research into perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Breeders Toolkit Committee Maeeting at Bayer CropScience Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Breeders Toolkit Committee met to decide on which of the nominated alleles and lines should be included in the Breeders Toolkit for the production of derived germplasm by the GRU and DFW WP3 and future commercial multi site trials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://wisplandracepillar.jic.ac.uk/toolkit.htm
 
Description Breeders Toolkit commercial visits 
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 From the 4th to the 6th July DFW and Germplasm Resource Unit scientists visited 9 commercial and academic sites where the DFW Breeders Toolkit was being grown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://wisplandracepillar.jic.ac.uk/toolkit.htm
 
Description Bristol Biological Sciences Open Day presentations: How to use DNA sequencing to help feed the world. 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Throughout 2017 and 2018 I have presented a series of mini research presentation to the general public, visiting our laboratories in Bristol during UCAS open days.The presentations tell the prospective students and their parents about the research we do. I explain why we need to improve wheat, and how we're doing this in DFW, including details of the marker assisted selection we do in our facility. The talks run every month or so and I typically interact with four groups of 10 - 15 each, so I would expect to speak to around 500 individuals each year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description CIMMYT-UK Bill and Melinda Gates World Cafe 
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 World café discussion on future collaboration between DFW and CIMMYT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 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 Debate for BBC Radio 4 Farming Today program talking about the future of food in the UK. 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The invitation to participate in this debate followed on from the BBC Regional TV coverage of DFW. The debate presented the opportunity to explain to the audience (general public) what the risks and benefits of new food technologies were. Topic debated included lab grown meat, insect protein, city/vertical farming and genetic modification. I was able to explain the DFW approach to wheat breeding briefly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited speaker University of Reading 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the genetics of adaptation in wheat
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited speaker at PlantGen2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on genetics of adaptation in bread wheat
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.google.co.uk/search?dcr=0&ei=a4WmWpCDJ6GUgAaRpKLwDg&q=plantgen+2017&oq=plantgen+2017&gs_...
 
Description Invitred speaker at IPK Gatersleben to give Vavilov Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination on the genetics of adaptation in wheat landraces.
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 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 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 Presentation + debate of DFW marker assisted selection to Organic Breeders/Farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organic Growers and Breeders met at the Organic Research Center to discuss how to engage with gene-based technologies including gene editing and marker assisted selection.
I presented the DFW Marker Assisted Selection approach based on wheat genotyping performed at Bristol. Talks were followed by debates in break out groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at JIC 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 Describing the DFW Breeders Toolkit to JIC staff and science impact advisory board
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at Monogram Network meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2017.php
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2017.php
 
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 Presentations and debate on the use of genetic techniques in agriculture. 
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 An event at Bristol brought together researchers, industry and policy makers to hear presentations on and discuss gene editing and marker assisted selection in agriculture, with a focus on wheat. Attendees included the Soil association, MP David Drew (DEFRA advisor), Heygate Mills, RAGT, and Econexus. GB presented the work of DFW to the audience and participated in the debates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018