8th February 2024

1.) UK cereals Market UpdateAnthony Speight (AHDB Market Analyst) ONLINE
2.) Exploring variation in BYDV across the UK - Lawrence Bramham (Rothamsted Research
3) Breeding wheat for a hotter climateSimon Griffiths (John Innes Centre)
4) Delivering Sustainable Wheat Shannon Woodhouse (DSW programme manager)
5) Enhancing Wheat Nutritional Quality: An Atlas of QTLs for Essential Minerals from the A.E. Watkins Landrace Collection AnalysisPetros Sigalas (Rothamsted Research)
6) Hi-Fi Bread - Increasing the fibre content of the Great White British loafMarcus Tindall (University of Reading)
7) Linking ambient temperature to crop growth and phenology on a cultivar specific basis - Lukas Kronenberg (JIC)
8) Future changes in the UK climate and the implications for wheat production - Thomas Crocker (MET Office) ONLINE
9) A grainy future? - The impact of fungal disease and climate change on wheat - Sarah Gurr (University of Exeter)

6th February 2023 (plus recordings)

1.) AHDB wheat market outlook – Anthony Speight (AHDB Market Analyst) ONLINE
2.) The New Wheat Initiative Strategy – Coordinating Global Wheat Research –
Professor Peter Langridge (University of Adelaide)
3) Exploring New Possibilities for Reduced Lodging in WheatSimon Griffiths (John Innes Centre)
4) New phenotypes in Triticum monococcum introgressed hexaploid wheat -Michael Hammond-Kosack (Rothamsted Research)
5) Grassroots – an online data repository – what, why and how? - Andrew Riche (Rothamsted Research)
6) Regulation of carbon assimilation by Rubisco in wheatElizabete Carmo-Silva (Lancaster University)
7) Unlocking the potential of wheat grain heterogeneity using machine visionJohn Foulkes (University of Nottingham)
8) Sustainability and nutrition – why milling research is crucial Joe Brennan (UK Flour Millers)
9) Watkins and the Slug Sleuths Tom Allen-Stevens (British On-Farm Innovation Network)
10.) The Role of Genetics in Integrated Pest Management, Introductory TalkJenna Watts (Head of Crop Health & IPM, AHDB)


This hybrid meeting was recorded in its entirety and is now available in 3 parts (please click on the file names):

1) WGIN_SM23_part1 - Introduction to Grassroots presentation

2) WGIN_SM23_part2 - Rubisco to Flour presentations

3) WGIN_SM23_part3 - Panel Discussion including Introduction presentation

Many thanks to Sarah Tolland and her team at JIC for not only providng the recordings but especially making the whole meeting run very smoothly without any hickups. Well, apart from myself almost falling of the stage...

30th March 2022

1.) Wheat Market Update Alice Jones AHDB
2.) WGIN IntroductionKim Hammond-Kosack RRes
3.) Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus and Considerations for Future Disease Control Lawrence Bramham RRes
4.) The BBSRC Cross-Institutional programme, Designing Future Wheat – Graham Moore JIC
5.) DFW WP1 – Exploiting hormones to change the architecture of wheatSteve Thomas RRes
6.) WISH-ROOTS: Wheat Improving Soil Health – Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano JIC
7.) Integrating bundled agronomic practices with genetics are crucial for raising the yield potential under current and future climates in South Asia Mangi Lal (ML) Jat CIMMYT
8.) Progress in Spectral-Based Screening for Nutrient Evaluation of Wheat Germplasm Resources - Noam Chayut GRU Norwich
9.) Considering nitrogen responsiveness as a trait underlying sustainable cereal production Stéphanie Swarbreck NIAB
10.) Reducing the Requirement for Nitrogen Fertiliser for Breadmaking WheatPeter Shewry RRes

3rd March 2021

1.) Wheat Market Update Anthony Speight AHDB
2.) Overview of the WGIN4 Core ProjectKim Hammond-Kosack RRes
3.) Developing Genetic Strategies for UK Drought Tolerance Clare Lister JIC
4.) An evaluation of recent trends in nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) of UK wheat Malcolm J Hawkesford RRes
5.) DFW - a BBSRC Coordinated Wheat ProgrammeGraham Moore JIC
6.) DFW WP4 – From Farm to FAIR: A Data Sharing Infrastructure for Designing Future Wheat Chris Rawlings RRes
7.) DFW WP3 – Toolkits for Breeding Simon Griffiths JIC
8.) The CIMMYT Global Wheat Program: accelerating impactAlison Bentley CIMMYT
9.) What is Gene Editing and what are the regulations? – Huw Jones Aberystwyth University
10.) Wheat research projects using Gene Editing – Emma Wallington NIAB

14th November 2019

1.) Wheat Market Update Peter Collier AHDB
2.) Overview of the WGIN4 Core ProjectKim Hammond-Kosack RRes
3.) Four Years of Drought? Clare Lister JIC
4.) Can Natural Resistance be (re-)introduced into Wheat?Michael Hammond-Kosack RRes
5.) Realising the Potential - Staygreen Wheat and Senescence Regulation –  Liz Chapman JIC
6.) DFW - a BBSRC Coordinated Wheat ProgrammeGraham Moore JIC
7.) Has Intensive Breeding Resulted in Changes in the Composition of Wheat Grain and Flour? Peter Shewry RRes
8.) Temperature Robustness in Wheat – What Can We Do to Achieve This? Laura Dixon University of Leeds
9.) Fusarium and Aphids: Winners and Losers on Their Shared Wheat HostRumiana Ray University of Nottingham
10.) Matters of Life and Death: Why is Ageing Important for Wheat Grain Protein Content? Philippa Borrill University of Birmingham
11.) Wheat pedigree and MAGIC population resources for genetics informed breedingNick Fradgley NIAB
12.) Loss of Insecticides – why are we in this situation, what are the consequences and what are the alternative options now and in the future?   Lin Field, RRes

16th November 2018

1.) Wheat Market Update Daniel Rooney AHDB
2.) WGIN3 Legacy and Overview of the WGIN4 Core ProjectKim Hammond-Kosack RRes
3.) Germplasm Development Highlights and Plans for WGIN 4 –Simon Griffiths JIC
4.) The Evolving WGIN Nitrogen Variety Trial – Malcolm Hawkesford RRes
5.) Disease Resistant WheatVanessa McMillan RRes
6.) An Introduction to DFW – Simon Griffiths JIC
7.) The Wheat-Rust Conflict: Shifty Enemies and the Long Reach of GenomicsDiane Saunders JIC
8.) Trehalose 6-phosphate, a Sugar for All Seasons in Yield Improvement – Matthew Paul RRes  
9.) IWYP Rooty: a Root Ideotype Toolbox to Support Improved Wheat Yields – Eric Ober NIAB
10.) Long Term Wheat Experiments at Rothamsted: the Next 175 Years! – Jon Storkey RRes
11.) European Legislation and Fungicide Resistance – is this a Perfect Storm for Wheat Disease Control?Rosie Bryson, BASF SE, Senior Principal Scientist, Fungicide Development Europe

30th November 2017

1.) ‘WGIN going from strength to strength: Highlights and the legacy so far’ - Kim Hammond-Kosack RRes
2.) ‘What can drones tell us?’ - Andrew Riche RRes
3.) ‘UK drought - why we need DT wheat!’ - Clare Lister JIC
4.) ‘Wheat Without Aphids?’ - Amma Simon RRes
5.) ‘The WGIN Big Data Experiment’ - Michael Hammond-Kosack RRes
6.) 'Wheat Market Update' - Amandeep Kaur Purewal & James Webster AHDB
7.) ‘A BBSRC funded wheat programme, Designing Future Wheat (DFW)’ - Graham Moore JIC
8.) ‘DFW Breeders’ Toolkit – Arming the Commercial Breeding Industry with Alleles for the future’ - Simon Orford JIC  
9.) ‘Allelic diversity in controlling wheat spike development’ - Laura Dixon JIC
10.) ‘Is gene flow from related species responsible for most of the genetic variation found in today’s bread wheat?’ - Keith Edwards University of Bristol
11.) ‘Modifying wheat architecture for improved traits’ - Steve Thomas RRes
12.) ‘Using rain-out shelters to future proof UK wheat against drought’ - Robert Jackson NIAB
13.) ‘Improving the quality of staple foods to deliver health benefits - dietary fibre’ - Alison Lovegrove RRes 
14.) ‘Genome editing as a new powerful tool for wheat breeding’ - Vladimir Nekrasov RRes
15.) ‘Designing new wheat starches’ - Brittany Hazard Quadram Institute
16.) ‘Wheat vs Septoria’ - Kostya Kanyuka RRes
17.) ‘Update on CIMMYT’ - Bill Angus CIMMYT board


30th November 2016:

1.) Wheat Market UpdateMillie Askew AHDB
2.) WGIN: Overview and updateKim Hammond-Kosack RRes
3.) Tools, Resources, Genotyping and PhenotypingClare Lister JIC
4.) Drone Technology, Robotic Crop Monitoring and Wheat Yield Stability –
unexpected applications of the WGIN diversity-nitrogen trials
Malcolm Hawkesford RRes
5.) Resistance to Take-All and Foliar DiseasesVanessa McMillan RRes
6.) The WGIN Wheat Promotome Capture Experiment – Mike Hammond-Kosack RRes
7.) An Introduction of CHAP (Crop Health And Protection)Lin Field RRes
8.) The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP)Mark Sawkins IWYP (USA)
9.) Designing Future Wheat - Simon Griffiths JIC
10.) Releasing Natural Variation in Bread Wheat by Modulating Meiotic CrossoversJames Higgins University of Leicester
11.) Production of Wheat Lacking B-type Starch Granules - Kay Trafford NIAB
12.) Genetic Regulation of Inflorescence Architecture in Wheat - Scott Boden JIC
13.) Anther and Pollen Development in Crops - Jose Fernandez University of Nottingham
14.) Priorities for Wheat Grain Quality, an Introduction - Peter Shewry RRes

20th November 2015:

1.) Wheat Market Update - Anna Lockwood AHDB
2.) WGIN: Overview and update on RRes WGIN research - Kim Hammond-Kosack RRes
3.) Tools, resources, genotyping and phenotyping - Simon Griffiths JIC
4.) Aphid Resistance - Lesley Smart RRes
5.) An Overview of SARIC - Liliya Serazetdinova KTN
6.) New AHDB Strategy - Dhan Bhandari AHDB
7.) YEN and current Wheat Research @ ADAS - Daniel Kindred ADAS
8.) Innovative Farmers Network - Tom MacMillan Soil Association
9.) MAGIC - James Cockram NIAB
10.) "What does high throughput genotyping tell us about modern wheat" - Keith Edwards Bristol University
11.) Agrimetrics: the first Centre for Agricultural Innovation is open for business - John Crawford RRes
12.) Nitrogen availability influences Septoria defence in wheat - Ari Sadanandom, Durham University

16th April 2015:
1.) WGIN 1 & 2: Overview - Kim Hammond-Kosack, RRes
2.) Watkins Collection, Mapping Populations, NILs and Traits - Simon Griffith & Alba Farre Martinez, JIC
3.) NUE traits - Malcolm Hawkesford, RRes
4.) Take-all root disease - Vanessa McMillan, RRes
5.) The WGIN Legacy 2003 to the present - Kim Hammond-Kosack, RRes
6.) WGIN3: Overview - Kim Hammond-Kosack, RRes
7.) Genetic resources, marker improvements and traits - Simon Griffith, JIC
8.) New NUE traits - Malcolm Hawkesford, RRes
9.) Resistance to Take-all, Yellow Rust and Septoria - Vanessa McMillan & Kostya Kanyuka, RRes
10.) Resistance to Aphids - Gia Aradottir, RRes


4th December 2013:
Wheat Market Update – Amandeep Purewal AHDB

The Wheat Genetic Improvement Network
WGIN: Overview and update on RRes WGIN researchKim Hammond-Kosack, RRes
Watkins CollectionSimon Griffiths JIC
DiversityMalcolm Hawkesford, RRes

End user developments
Enhancing Dietary Fibre Content in WheatPeter Shewry, RRes
CICR Wheat Root ProjectRichard Whalley RRes

Wheat initiatives
Flower Timing BBSRC funded workHannah Jones, University of Reading
Drought resistance in wheat - Prof Bill Davies, University of Lancaster
Testing for N requirements in variety trials - Roger Sylvester-Bradley, ADAS

Discussion Panel on "Yield and Quality Stability"
Discussion Chair: Peter Shewry, RRes
Discussion Panel Biographies
Discussion slides

27th November 2012:
Wheat Market Overview - Susannah Bolton, AHDB
The Wheat Genetic Improvement Network
WGIN: Overview and update on RRes WGIN research – Kim Hammond-Kosack, RRes 
Drought Tolerance - Pedro Carvalho
Rotation Trial - Take-all Root Disease - Vanessa McMillan, RRes
End user developments
Update on Global Wheat Genebanks and Information Systems and recent developments at the Germplasm Resources Unit - Mike Ambrose, JIC
Development of genome-wide SNP based markers in hexaploid wheat - Sacha Allen, University of Bristol (Keith Edwards Lab)
Wheat initiatives
The Crop Improvement Club – Selection of Wheat Projects
Phenotyping root function in wheat - Richard Whalley, RRes
Developing a Cereal Fertility Pipeline for Wheat - Jose Fernandez Gomez, UoN (Zoe Wilson Lab)
The role of lipids in determining gas bubble retention and stability in wheat dough - Peter Shewry, RRes
Integrated Biorefining Research and Technology Club (IBTI Club) - Peter Werner, KWS
Emerging Disease Patterns
Discussion panel on "Emerging Disease Patters" - Introduction Judith Turner, Fera


22nd November 2011:
Wheat Market Update - Helen Plant, AHDB
The Wheat Genetic Improvement Network
WGIN: Overview and update on RRes WGIN research – Kim Hammond-Kosack, RRes 
Avalon x Cadenza - gene discovery for UK Farming - Simon Griffiths/Luzie Wingen, JIC
Dissecting Nitrogen Use Efficiency - Malcolm Hawkesford, RRes
End user developments
Adapting Wheat to Global Warming - Roger Sylvester-Bradley, ADAS
An Update on GM Wheat Field Trials - Huw Jones, RRes
Wheat initiatives
The Crop Improvement Club – Progress so Far - Jayne Brookman, BBSRC
Update on Wheat Genome Sequencing Initiative - Graham Moore, JIC
Update on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform - Calum Murray, TSB
Successful 2nd and 3rd Wheat Crops
Discussion panel on "Successful 2nd and 3rd Wheat Crops" and issue of Take-all - Introduction Kim Hammond-Kosack,RRes


17th November 2010:
The wheat market – an international perspective - Michael Archer, HGCA
The Wheat Genetic Improvement Network
WGIN: Overview and update on RRes WGIN research – Kim Hammond-Kosack, RRes 
Genetic diversity of the Watkins collection – Luzie Wingen, JIC
Water and heat stress throughout the crop cycle - John Foulkes, University of Nottingham
End user developments
100% UK wheat – Paul Molyneux, Hovis
Wheat quality requirements – Simon Penson, Campden BRI
Bioethanol production – David Maxwell, Vivergo
Wheat initiatives
The Crop Improvement Club – Simon Bright, BBSRC
Wheat sequencing project - Gary Barker, University of Bristol
Wheat LoLa - Graham Moore, JIC
CIMMYT 'wheat yield consortia'– Martin Parry, RRes
Farm level yields
Discussion panel on UK wheat field yields lagging behind breeders projections


25th November 2009:
Stakeholder Meeting 2009 Programme
Strategy of the HGCA Levy Board by Susannah Bolton (HGCA)
The wheat market – an international perspective by Michael Archer (HGCA)
Wheat breeding: challenges and research opportunities by Richard Summers (RAGT)
BBSRC Initiatives: The Crop Improvement Club by Dan Godfrey (BBSRC)
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform by Alex Chaix (Technology Strategy Board)
Carbon sinks in a changing environment by Andy Whitmore (RRes)
Agriculture in a changing climate by Mikhail Semenov (RRes)
WGIN 2009 – 2013: an overview by Kim Hammond Kosack (RRes)
The Avalon x Cadenza DH population by Simon Griffiths (JIC)
Nitrogen mobilisation in wheat – Malcolm Hawkesford (RRes)

Information on stakeholder meetings from WGIN 2003 - 2008 can be accessed on the old website.