OpenWheatBlast is a collaboration between scientists from The Sainsbury Laboratory led by Sophien Kamoun, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) led by Diane Saunders, and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University led by Tofazzal Islam.
Tofazzal Islam, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Ashifur Rahman Shawon, and Shaid Hossain – Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Nicola Cook, Antoine Persoons, Vanessa Bueno Sancho, Diane G. O. Saunders – TGAC/John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Daniel Swan, Kirsten McLay, Chris Watkins, Harbans Marway, Helen Chapman, Chris Wright, Tom Barker, – Platforms and Pipelines Group, TGAC
Dan MacLean, Martin Page – Bioinformatics Group, TSL
Timothy Stitt – Head of Scientific Computing, TGAC
Paul Fretter, Chris Bridson, Adam Carrgilson, Michael Burrell, Sam Gallop – Computing Infrastructure for Science, NBI
How it all started…
Tofazzal alerted about wheat blast in Bangladesh and called for action on 8th March 2016. His team went on to collect infected samples directly from wheat fields. These samples were then fast-tracked for RNA sequencing at TGAC.