The WHEALBI project stems from the strong conviction that to improve wheat and barley production in order to face severe global changes, we need to better exploit knowledge from basic science to develop new varieties and innovative cropping systems.
WHEALBI has combined genomics, genetics and agronomy to help improve European wheat and barley production in competitive and sustainable cropping systems. It has generated original data from expressed genome sequences of 1000 wheat and barley genetic resources, and provided models and tools to integrate these data in breeding programmes and crop management.
12-12:15: Welcome participants
12:15-12:30: Introduction and video of the project (Sébastien Crepieux, WP leader on Communication and Dissemination)
12:30-12:45: Main results of the project (Gilles Charmet, Coordinator)
12:45-13:15: Discussion about the use of wheat and barley genetic diversity in breeding (Jacob Lage, German breeding company KWS, WP leader on Pre-Breeding)
13h15-14h: Lunch and open discussion on lessons learnt from such a European project
14h : End of the meeting
Please contact us to register for the meeting by sending your request at
contact (at) whealbi.eu