Community Resource for Wheat and Rice Transformation - Round 2 Applications Welcome

24 Feb 2020
The Community Resource for Wheat and Rice Transformation is a resource for UK plant scientists to apply for their genes to be transformed into wheat or rice free of charge, funded by the BBSRC’s Biological and Bioinformatic Resources fund (BBR).

The 2nd round of the application process is open until 31st March 2020 for transformation slots in the summer. There further details and an online application form available on the Community Resource for Wheat and Rice Transformation web page.

One hundred novel genes will be tested during the course of this five year project, selected by an external project advisory group comprised of researchers, industry members and stakeholders. We anticipate that half of the project capacity will be used by scientists working with model species such as Arabidopsis thaliana or Brachypodium distachyon, in order to find new sources of genes and to encourage and support the scientists to test them in wheat and rice.

The project also provides capacity to characterise 50 regulatory elements in wheat and rice. Promoter and terminator sequences will be included for their expression in a wide range of tissue types. Researchers can nominate promoters to be included in this project for testing in wheat and rice.

If you have any enquiries, please email croptransformation [at] in the first instance.