The European Triticeae Genomics Initiative (ETGI)
is a platform for the coordination and representation of Triticeae
Genomics Research at the European level
and serves as a link to the International Research Community represented by the
International Triticeae Mapping Initiative
ETGI was initiated in September 2005 during a satellite workshop of the
Plant Genome European Meeting in Amsterdam. It consists of European
scientists from public and private research institutes who are interested
in developing complementary and coordinated research projects on Triticeae
genomics to pave the way for a better understanding of crop plant
systems biology and, thereby, enable substantial improvements of these
crop species. This network of excellence will enable the building of a
platform that supports the development of wheat, barley, and rye genomics.
The partners of ETGI will also coordinate applications for national and
European research and training projects, in order to contribute to
strengthening and structuring of the European Research Area (ERA).