Welcome to the SBC
The mission of the Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) is to mobilize the research, educational and outreach resources of UC Davis in partnership with the seed and biotechnology industries to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new seed technologies for agricultural and consumer benefit.
News and Updates
The SBC Plant Breeding Academy is among the programs highlighted in continuing education by Seed World. Read more
The National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders recognized SBC Director of Research, Allen Van Deynze, with the Public Plant Breeding Award. Read more
Dr. Kent Bradford, SBC Director, is in Food Dive feature story, What do GMO-free zones mean for farmers and food?
SBC Director of Research, Allen Van Deynze, talks about New Breeding Tools, New Opportunities in the latest Germination Update.
Dr. Kent Bradford,S BC Director, discusses impact of GMO labeling laws on food industry in Seed World's news story, What's Next for Biotech?
SBC successfully organized the 13th Annual Solanaceae Conference. The conference was the best attended to date with over 350 participants from 34 different countries. Read about it in Seed World's story here. Then check out video interviews of researchers who attended including SBC's Allen Van Deynze, Director of Research. For conference info, sponsors, and photos, please visit Solanceae conference website.
Twenty-five breeders/researchers representing public and private organizations from USA, Canada, Costa Rica, France, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Taiwan and Turkey, participated in the third offering of the course Program Management for Plant Breeders - September 20-22, 2016, Davis, CA. Participants included the recipient of the “Larry Teuber Memorial Scholarship”, Kay Watt, a PhD student at UC Davis.
Seed Business 101SM goes to Durham, North Carolina
SBC completed another successful session of the Seed Business 101 course (Field Crop curriculum), September 12-16, 2016, in Durham, NC.
Continuing to fill the critical need for trained plant breeders, the University of California, Davis Plant Breeding AcademySM (PBA) started its sixth class of students this month with a session in Davis, California.
Upcoming Courses & Events
African Plant Breeding Academy - Deadline to Apply
Date: January 27, 2017
European Plant Breeding Academy - Early Bird Discount Ends
Date: March 31, 2017
Seed World Magazine
Two plant sciences professors-- Kent Bradford and Gurdev Khush are among SEED WORLD magazines's picks for its list of 100 most transformational men and women in the seed industry in the last 100 years.