European Triticeae Genomics Initiative (ETGI)

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 (ITMI).

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).