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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
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.
Collaborative effort between the Plant Breeding AcademySM and Limagrain in Bangkok, Thailand
SBC Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) organized and delivered a customized training course as a collaborative effort with Limagrain Academy in Bangkok, Thailand, August 22-26, 2016.
Kent J. Bradford Endowed Chair was awarded the UC Davis Innovative Community Partner Award. Read more
tool for pepper breeding in Nature.com article. Read more
UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy graduates the fifth class
Last week the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy graduated its fifth class with a session in Davis, California. Read more
The next class starts in September 2016.
In this month's issue of the Nature Genetics magazine, the research work of SBC's Director of Research, Dr. Allen Van Deynze and colleagues on the carrot genome is featured. Read more.
UC Global Food Initiative and SBC Plant Breeding students create video, "What is Plant Breeding?"
Dr. Allen Van Deynze, SBC Director of Research, and a team of researchers succeed at identifying the full genetic code of the carrot to help improve crops. Read more.
This article was also featured in Seed World Daily.
SBC's Director, Dr. Kent Bradford and researchers discover a gene blocking lettuce germination that also regulates flowering time. Read more
Two plant sciences professors — Kent Bradford and Gurdev Khush are among Seed World magazine’s picks for its list of the 100 most transformational men and women in the seed industry in the last 100 years. Read more.
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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.