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

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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

January 2016

Dr. Kent Bradford and Dr. Gurdev Khush are among the first honorees at UC Davis to receive Excellence in Advising Awards at the regional level. Read more


December 2015

SBC Seed Business 101 Horticulture class participants

UC Davis Seed Business 101 Horticulture congratulates new graduates

The UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center congratulates the graduates of the Seed Business 101 Horticulture course held in Davis, California, December 7-11, 2015 at the HM.Clause Research Facility.


UC Davis Seed Business 101 completes another successful session

UC Davis Seed Business 101 completes successful session

The UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center completed another successful session of the Seed Business 101 course (Field Crop curriculum) in December in Chicago, IL. The course was organized in conjunction with the ASTA CSS conference.


November 2015


UC Davis Plant Breeding Completes the Advanced Module Session

Twenty-seven breeders/researchers representing public and private organizations from USA, Canada, France, Germany and Argentina, participated in the first open offering of the course Advanced Module Plant Breeding Academy, held in Davis, CA, November 3-5, 2015.

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...

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.


Upcoming Courses & Events

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Kent Bradford highlighted in Seed World magazine, September 2015

Kent J. Bradford featured in 
Seed World Magazine
Dr. Kent Bradford was recognized by SEED WORLD as one of the
top 100 most transformational people in the seed industry.

2014 Annual Report

SBC Celebrates 15 years!

Annual Report 2014 Cover


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