K-State researchers lower gluten content, maintain dough quality in bread wheat

The K-State Today highlighted the exciting research recently published by the WGRC and USDA Agricultural Research Service in the Plant Biotechnology Journal. Researchers at Kansas State University, in collaboration with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and Kansas Wheat, have made a breakthrough in developing wheat-based foods with lower levels of gluten. Using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene […]


Dr. Zitong Yu et al. publish in Plant Biotechnology Journal

Congratulations to Dr. Zitong Yu and her collaborators on the recent publication of their article, “CRISPR-based editing of the ω- and γ-gliadin gene clusters reduces wheat immunoreactivity without affecting grain protein quality” in the Plant Biotechnology Journal! Zitong is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Eduard Akhunov’s lab at Kansas State University, and her research focuses […]


Nick Stelling receives 3rd Place in Poster Competition at CSSA 2023

Congratulations to Nick Stelling, Ph.D. student of Dr. Eduard Akhunov, on winning 3rd place in the poster competition at CSSA 2023! Nick is a WheatCap student in his first year of his Ph.D. program at Kansas State University, and he is already making a huge impact in the wheat community. Nick’s abstract for his award-winning […]


WGRC collaborates in 22M cereal crops project funded by USAID

MANHATTAN —The Feed the Future Climate Resilient Cereals Innovational Lab (CRCIL) project, led by Kansas State University, aims to address the challenges posed by climate change on crop production. With a recent $22 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the project brings together U.S. and international partners to advance the breeding of […]


WGRC Seeking Research Associate

The Wheat Genetic Resource Center (WGRC) in the department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University is seeking a Computational Biologist or Bioinformatics Scientist. The successful candidate will join a vibrant team of researchers investigating diverse aspects of wheat genetics and genomics focusing on the development of resources, tools, and strategies to identify and deploy […]


Eduard Akhunov a guest speaker at the 2023 Plant and Animal Genome Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA-Eduard Akhunov gave three talks at the 2023 Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, California. On January 14, 2023, Eduard presented Application of Multiplex Genome Editing Strategies for Engineering Regulatory Regions and Complex Gene Loci in Wheat. On January 15, 2023, Eduard spoke on the topic Prioritizing Adaptive Diversity from Wild Relatives for […]