Chair in Genome Biology and Evolutionary Genomics

Rod wing

Nationality American

Year of selection 2013

Institution IRRI

Country Philippines

Risk Environment


5 years

500000 €

Research Outline

Dr. Wing will lead research on comparative genomics and genome assembly of diverse types of rice including cultivated and wild rice.

He will develop tools for analysing 3000 rice genomes, an unprecedented amount of information on a crop species.
The newly found diversity will lead to discovery of traits to address production problems associated with global climate change. The knowledge and novel genetic resources produced will accelerate varietal development in thousands of rice breeding programs, delivering free andimproved varieties to farmers and consumers at a faster pace throughout the world.

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