Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
University of California
Seed Biotechnology Center

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

October 2015

Dr. Kent Bradford was recognized by Seed World as one of the top 100 most transformational people in the seed industry for his efforts in paving the way for new technologies by educating and training representatives of the seed industry and breeders around the world. Read more...

UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy starts the fourth class

EPBA Class 4

Contributing to fill a critical need for trained plant breeders, the University of California, Davis European Plant Breeding Academy (EPBA) started its fourth class of students this week with a session in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands.

September 2015

Research Director of the Seed Biotechnology Center and Associate Director for the Plant Breeding Center, Allen Van Deynze, is featured in Germination. Read more here..

Catch up on the latest SBC eNews. New staff, new courses, and upcoming events.

The SBC is pleased to welcome Dr. Glenda Humiston as the new vice president of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. Glenda has been a strong supporter of Seed Central. The SBC is glad to have her join the UC team. To see her vision statement please go here.

August 2015

New SBC Annual Report available, 15th Anniversary!
Annual Report 2014 Cover

New GMO Controversy: Are the Herbicides Dangerous? Director of the Seed Biotechnology Center, Dr. Kent Bradford, sheds light on this matter. Read more...

July 2015

LGC and the African Orphan Crop Consortium (AOCC) expand co-operation to accelerate Marker-Assisted Selection

 European Plant Breeding Academy Class III graduates!

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The next class of the European Plant Breeding Academysm starts in October 2015. 

June 2015

 Dr. Gurdev Khush, UC Davis Alumnus and Adjunct Professor, was honored at last month's Plant Breeding for Food Security Symposium. Read full article in the Plant Breeding Center June newsletter.

Upcoming Courses & Events

Event Name

An Endowment for the Future

Endowment pic of Kent

Kent J. Bradford
Endowed Chair in Seed Science


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