Rod WING

Nationality American
Year of selection2013
InstitutionIRRI
CountryPhilippines
RiskEnvironmental risks

Type of support

Chairs

Granted amount

500 000 €

Duration

5 years

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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