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EUCARPIA cereal section / IWIW2 meetings March 19-22, 2018

IWIW2 Program

The 2nd edition of the International Wheat Innovation Workshop (IWIW2) is the opportunity to create contacts between wheat research teams, exchange information and ideas on specific topics of interest, and pave the way for the future “FP9” programme.

This workshop is organised at the initiative of the BreedWheat project (, and associates the following wheat programmes: Design Future Wheat program (UK BBSRC), proWeizen (German reserach and breeding alliance) and CRP Wheat (CGIAR challenge program) as well as the Wheat Initiative.

The detailed program is available and downloadable below:

March 22, 2018

7h45 Registration & Welcome coffee

Introduction (8h30 - 10h30):

  • Achievements of the Wheat Initiative: Frank Ordon, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) - Wheat Initiative Research Committee (30’),
  • Progress update on major multi-country/institutions wheat research programs: Victor Kommerell, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) (30’),
  • European Commission funding opportunities: Laurène Coral, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) Directorate for regional policy, higher education and europe - management (DARESE) (30’).
  • Future important breeding targets: Viktor Korzun, KWS · Cereals Breeding Technologies (30’).

10h30 Coffee break

Impulse talks (11h - 12h40):

The following sessions have been defined in link with the coming H2020 calls (notably SFS-13-2020 Genome enabled breeding). For each of them, impulse talks will be presented and then exchanges between participants will organised using the "World café" methodology.

  • Session I - Genetic resources: Simon Griffiths, John Innes Centre (JIC) (20')
  • Session II - Phenotyping: Jérémy Derory, Limagrain Europe (20')
  • Session III -Genome editing: Pierre Barret, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) (20')
  • Session IV -Genomic selection: Friedrich Longin, University of Hohenheim (20')
  • Session V -Bio-informatics: Hillary Sullivan, DuPont Pioneer (20')

World café (12h40 - 16h): 

  • Introduction: explanation of what is expected from the world café 

12h50 Lunch break

  • Phase 1: exchange on the 5 topics (10 groups during 45 minutes)
  • Phase 2: exchange on the 5 topics (10 groups during 45 minutes)

16h00 Coffee break

Conclusion (16h30 - 17h30): Conclusion for each of the 5 topics discussed during the world café

The outcomes of the IWIW2 will be potentially new contacts, partnerships and networks, and the production of a “white paper” taking into account the synthesis of the different working groups, that could be used afterwards as the basis for future programmes, and for lobbying.