OpenWheatBlast is a collaboration between scientists from The Sainsbury Laboratory led by Nick Talbot and Sophien Kamoun, and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University led by Tofazzal Islam.
Adeline Harant, Angus Malmgren, Thorsten Langner, Joe win, and Sophien Kamoun – The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK
Tofazzal Islam, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Ashifur Rahman Shawon, and Shaid Hossain – Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh
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.