Added value and resilience

Lead Research Organisation: Earlham Institute
Department Name: UNLISTED

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. It addresses two topics, with shared objectives across the Designing Future Wheat BBSRC Strategic Porgramme (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 including yellow rusts.

Publications

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Title Circos plot: Chinese Spring Genome 
Description Circos plot displaying features of the TGACv1 CS42 genome assembly. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This design inspired a line of (unfortunately non-dishwasher safe) collectors plates and the Circolution Collage exhibited in Office 208, Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK. 
URL https://github.com/krasileva-group/tgacv1-circos
 
Title Collage: Circolution 
Description This artwork conveys and reminds of the pain and suffering that is the basis of wheat genomics. It shows the various stages from draft to final product, with additional detours. It is exhibited in office 208, Earlham Institute, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UZ. Unfortunately, it is off limits to the general public. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This piece serves as a source of inspiration during the long days and nights of wheat genomics research. 
URL https://github.com/cschu/circolution/blob/master/circolution.jpg
 
Description -We have used a collection of landrace bread wheats (the Watkins collection) sequenced by exome capture to explore the diversity of the large Nucleotide Binding Leucine Rich Repeat (NLR) family of plant intracellular immune receptors in the collection.
-Illumina data from each wheat line have been assembled u. The resulting contigs have been aligned to their corresponding subgroups within the NLR family. Looking at subgroups that are expanded relative to other monocot species, we can demonstrate that further novel gene duplication events have occurred in specific lines of the Watkins collection. These lines potentially offer a reservoir of untapped genetic diversity for disease resistance.
-We identified a downstream immune signalling pathway conserved in all terrestrial monocots and eudicots plants that has been lost independently and repeatedly in species that have transitioned back to water environment. This work highlighted sets of genes commonly lost among aquatic plants that are involved in broader immune response as well as in drought response (https://doi.org/10.1101/572560).
Isolated and confirmed (by ITS) take-all from Rothamsted long term grassland experiments for genomic comparison to agricultural take-all collected from long term field experiments (in collaboration RRes)
I- n order to understand what makes a plant pathogen we have been investigating the genomics of fungi occupying the wild niche of the wheat Take-all root fungus. An ITS diversity screen of root fungi isolated from Rothamsted long term field experiments has fungi from across the ascomycete (and basidiomycete) tree of life, including wild representatives of the Take-all fungus. Genome sequencing and comparative analyses are pending and we will use these data to address questions on the genetic signature of a root fungus as well as adaptation to an agricultural environment.
Exploitation Route -The outcomes of this grant will be directly taken up by breeders for wheat improvement.
-genomic data can be mined for usefull alleles that could be integrated into breeding programs
-diversity understand the evolution and diversification of plant immune genes and fungal effectors.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

URL https://designingfuturewheat.org.uk/
 
Description Breeders toolkit committee recently met at Bayer with eight other breeders to agree germplasm exchange between DFW researchers and the private sector
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
 
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 Meeting with Professor Lionel Clark (Chair of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council) to discuss synbio strategy in Agrifood sector
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description 18-BTT: A PATHWAY TO THE EXPLOITATION OF EPIGENETIC VARIATION IN UK, US AND INTERNATIONAL BREEDING PROGRAMMES
Amount £273,500 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S020942/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description A computational cloud framework for the study of gene families
Amount £181,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/N023145/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Artificial intelligence and deep learning in image based crop phenomics for predicting seed quality
Amount £99,034 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S507441/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2022
 
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 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
 
Title tandem 
Description Software to find head-to-head gene pairs in a genome 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool allowed to elucidate the role of head-to-head gene pairs in the formation of integrated domain fusions (cf. Bailey et al, 2018 Genome Biology) 
URL https://github.com/krasileva-group/tandem
 
Title Watkins core collection re-sequencing data 
Description Re-sequence data for the Watkins collection 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact International collabration 
URL https://grassroots.tools/data/under_license/toronto/
 
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 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 reTILLING 
Description Rebuild of the Wheat TILLING resource using novel technologies (DRAGEN BioIT Processor + custom software) based on the new wheat reference genome (RefSeq 1.0) and TGAC/Earlham Institute cultivar-specific genome references. This is a collaboration between Earlham Institute, Rothamsted Research, John Innes Centre and UC Davis. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact When the output will be available (within 2018), then it will replace the original Wheat TILLING data and continue to be of use for researchers and breeders. Variant annotation will be hosted by EnsEMBL Plants. 
 
Title promoter exon capture data 
Description The data contain the design space for the promoter and exon used in our capture 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Whole genome shotgun re-sequencing of wheat is expensive because of its large, repetitive genome. Moreover, sequence data can fail to map uniquely to the reference genome making it difficult to unambiguously assign variation. Re-sequencing using target capture enables sequencing of large numbers of individuals at high coverage to reliably identify variants associated with important agronomic traits. We present two gold standard capture probe sets for hexaploid bread wheat, a gene and a promoter capture, which are designed using recently developed genome sequence and annotation resources. The captures can be combined or used independently. The capture probe sets effectively enrich the high confidence genes and promoters that were identified in the genome alongside a large proportion of the low confidence genes and promoters. We use a capture design employing an 'island strategy' to enable analysis of the large gene/promoter space of wheat with only 2x160 Mb NimbelGen probe sets. Furthermore, these assays extend the regions of the wheat genome that are amenable to analyses beyond its exome, providing tools for detailed characterization of these regulatory regions in large populations. Here, we release the targeted sequence of the capture probe sets on the wheat RefSeqv1, the design space that was used to tile our capture probes across and finally the positions of the probes themselves across this design space for both the gene and promoter capture probe sets. 
URL https://opendata.earlham.ac.uk/wheat/under_license/toronto/Gardiner_2018-07-04_Wheat-gene-promoter-c...
 
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 KWS Harnessing wild sugar beet diversiy 
Organisation KWS Group
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Knowledge of the wild and agricultural beet rust pathosystem combined with NGS expertise meant that we could put together PhD proposal which offered an opportunity to be able to develop new methods which could help identify novel pathogen resistance directly in wild hosts.
Collaborator Contribution KWS provided input to the project design have promised significant resource (cost and in kind) to allow controlled trials and sequencing to take place. KWS have also granted access to the use of their labs for cloning and other biotechnology.
Impact This collaboration resulted in a successful PhD iCASE application which will begin later 2019.
Start Year 2018
 
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
 
Title EMBER - GlutenSeq Pipeline 
Description Pipeline for processing of GlutenSeq data. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This pipeline allows the analysis and downstream processing of sequencing data obtained via targeted Gluten gene captures. 
 
Title Galaxy id_fusion pipeline 
Description Galaxy implementation of integrated domain fusion detection pipeline (cf. Sarris et al, 2016 BMC Biology) 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Tool available for use on Galaxy platforms. 
URL https://github.com/krasileva-group/id_fusion
 
Title Royal Dragen 
Description Royal dragen is a software developed by Dr. Rob King (Rothamsted Research) and Dr. Christian Schudoma (Earlham Institute). The software allows to perform variant filtering on Dragen-generated variant calls. The software was designed to mimic the behaviour of MAPS in wheat tilling experiments (cf. Krasileva et al., PNAS 2017). 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The software, together with the Dragen BioIT processor allows to significantly speed up tilling analyses on wheat exome capture data. 
URL https://github.com/cschu/royal_dragen
 
Title scvep - super cereal variant effect predictor 
Description This software allows effect prediction of single nucleotide polymorphisms without a reference annotation. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This software was used to filter wheat candidate lines for (virus?) resistance in a collaboration with IPK Gatersleben, Germany. 
URL https://github.com/krasileva-group/scvep
 
Title tandem 
Description Software to detect (head-to-head) gene pairs (tandems) in a genome. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This software allowed to analyse whether gene tandems might play a role in the formation of integrated domain fusions (cf. Bailey et al, 2018, Genome Biology) 
 
Description Bioinformatics for 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 The practical course featured a collection of methods and bioinformatics tools fundamental for modern breeding, especially for crops. Next generation sequencing (NGS) has made large collections of open-source diversity genomic data possible, such as SNPs, that can be used as molecular markers for breeding. Combined with phenotypes, genome-wide association studies provide breeders with an understanding of the molecular basis of complex traits. Content: SNP calling/discovery and SNPs effects and context; NGS techniques for genotyping; Genetic markers, linkage analysis, and genetic maps; High-throughput phenotyping and image analysis; Association mapping (GWAS); Genome-wide predictions, modelling and simulations; Genomic selection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/bioinformatics-breeding
 
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-2006,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
 
Description Conference talk at Galaxy Community Conference 2016, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented Galaxy implementation of Integrated Domain Fusion pipeline to Galaxy community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Core skills workshop for Bioinformatics Community of Practice 
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 Core skills workshop for Bioinformatics Community of Practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Discussion on gene editing and regulations with BSPB, Royal Society, UKPSF, breeders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion on gene editing and regulations with BSPB, Royal Society, UKPSF, breeders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Elixir industry all hands meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact meeting to discuss how elixir can benefit industry and how industry can engage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Feature article on genomics in the Easton Daily Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Article was to cover the research activity at the Earlham Institute and at the Norwich Research park and how it would impact the general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description German Plant Breeding Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact German Plant Breeding Society: keynote
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Global Food Security: WORKING GROUP OF CROP BREEDERS AND CLIMATE MODELLERS 
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 Global Food Security: WORKING GROUP OF CROP BREEDERS AND CLIMATE MODELLERS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Computation Biology Society: Africa meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact International Computation Biology Society: Africa meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker: Sheffield University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to the Sheffield departmental seminar series to talk about ash dieback invasions and sugar beet rust experiments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk: From tracking Arabidopsis RNAs to exploring the wheat genome - A journey through plant bioinformatics. Evolution Seminars IOE and EEB joint seminar program, University of Haifa, Israel, April 18, 2016. Hosted by Prof. Tzion Fahima 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact People were introduced into the complex and versatile world of plant bioinformatics, into how methods from other bioinformatics areas can be used for problems in plant-pathogen and crop bioinformatics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 Jersey Farming Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jersey Farming Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 MSc course on Model to Crop 
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 MSc course on Model to Crop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
 
Description MSc on Wheat Yield 
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 MSc course on Wheat Yield
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019,2020
 
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 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
 
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 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
 
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 Oral presentation at conference: Training on Durum Wheat Genomics and Breeding, University of Bologna, Italy 
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 Oral presentation at training conference to educate and train breeders, farmers and students in bioinformatic techniques for the analysis of wheat genomics data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.wheatinitiative.org/events/durum-ewg-workshop-bioinformatics-advance-wheat-breeding
 
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 Poster Presentation Schudoma C, Clark M, and Krasileva KV. It's a grass, grass, grass - Profiling plant gluten genes with targeted resequencing and bioinformatics, Genome 10K and Genome Science Conference, Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK, August 29-31, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact People were introduced to the discovery of the "dark glutenome", i.e. non-canonical gluten loci found in hexaploid wheat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Poster Presentation Schudoma C, Raats D, Bailey P, Gordon L, Stitt T, and Krasileva KV. Taming the beast - Overcoming the challenges in working with complex plant genomes, ISMB 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 8-12, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact People were made aware that large plant genomes are a challenge and that this can be tackled by better algorithms, use of unconventional hardware (first use of DRAGEN BioIT processor, which was originally developed for human diagnostics, for plant genomics).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 Scientific Soft Skills 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 Scientific Soft Skills workshop in Cairo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description State of the World'd Fungi. Report contribution. 8 Plant-killers: Fungal threats to ecosystems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The report follows two previous reports by Kew on the State of the World's plants. This report is aimed to educate and inform a more general audience on the importance of fungi and all of the different roles they can play in everyday life. The report release gained a lot of media attention and raised peoples awareness of the many roles of fungi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://stateoftheworldsfungi.org/
 
Description Talk and discussion with Elsoms seeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The talk was to breeders and crop scientist work at Elsoms seed, The aim was to raise awareness of the work that Design future wheat and my group were doing. This lead to a letter of support for our BBSRC grant and a line of communication with their wheat and brassica breeders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Three modules in Cambridge Plant Science undergraduate course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Three modules in Cambridge Plant Science undergraduate course (last year course PLL1)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description core skills workshop (2 days) as part of AfriPlantSci 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 core skills workshop (2 days) as part of AfriPlantSci workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description member of the G20 wheat Initiative Science board during 2019 
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 members of the science board discuss how to better coordinate the wheat research activities in the G20 countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description member of the management board of the CGIAR wheat programme (CIMMYT and ICARDA) 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 I offer advice to the management team of the wheat CGIAR programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description member of the organising committee for PAG 2020 
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 Suggest plenary speakers for inviting to speak at PAG 2020 meeting attracting 3000 animal and plant researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019