Delivering Sustainable Wheat (DSW) in Practice

Two-day, online course: 12-13 November 2024

The BBSRC funded Delivering Sustainable Wheat (DSW) Institute Strategic Programme spans nine UK research institutes and universities and aims to develop new wheat germplasm containing the next generation of key traits.

The aim of the DSW In Practice course is provide an entry level introduction to wheat research, giving a taste of the work in DSW including, wheat genetics and genomics, wheat pathology, and wheat genomics data and resources.


Target Audience

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in cereals research and crop breeding.  It is an entry level introduction, giving a taste of crop development and phenotyping, wheat genetics and genomics, wheat pathology, sources of genetic diversity in wheat and genomics data resources.  Applications are welcome from UK and international undergraduates/MSc students, plant breeders, PhD students, and postdocs.  A total of 30 places are available for this course.

The course is a two-day, online-only programme of lectures, workshops and breakout discussion groups.



It is essential that participants are fluent English speakers, as this intensive course will be given in English.  Successful applicants will be provided with a bibliography to read in advance.

Participants will need a strong, reliable internet connection and must commit to all sessions of the two-day course.



The registration fee is £50.00 (GBP), payable in advance.


Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of application is Wednesday 17 July 2024.

Applicants are required to fill out the following form:


Upon completion of the form, they will receive an email with instructions on how to submit a CV/résumé (maximum length two sides of A4), a personal statement on why they would like to attend the course (maximum 500 words) and a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department/Line Manager or equivalent.

Successful applicants will be informed by 31 August 2024 and will be invoiced £50.00 (GBP) to be paid within four weeks of receipt.

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