Team 2016

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.

Kamoun_groupJoe Win, Ola Bialas, Thorsten Langer, Helen Pennington, and Sophien Kamoun – The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK

Tofazzal_and_teamTofazzal Islam, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Ashifur Rahman Shawon, and Shaid Hossain – Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh

DS_group_TGAC_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.