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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 & Updates
Registration for American PBA E-Series is open
Early-Bird discount extended to May 5!
Based upon a seed industry-wide survey assessing continuous educational needs during the pandemic, we are launching a set of on-line short courses.
UC Davis completes Seed Production ONLINE course
“Thank you for the wonderful course. It was a great opportunity to listen and learn from such dedicated and knowledgeable people.” Simon Lancaster, Tozer Seeds Ltd.
“I really enjoyed your wonderful lesson! I learned many things from all of instructors and I was able to reconfirm that I love this job.” Min Sai, TAKII & Co., Ltd.
“Great course, thank you. The 3am start time (Australian time zone) was worth it!!” Chris Smith, Sunland Seeds P/L
“The organization team did a fantastic job with the course! I will definitely recommend this course to others in my organization.” Pat Battonyai de Oliveira, Bayer
LGC, Biosearch Technologies to feature African PBA Class IV graduates
Dr. Jovan Djordjevic joins the SBC as director of education
We are excited to welcome Dr. Jovan Djordjevic to our team as SBC’s director of education! Jovan has spent over 25 cumulative years with Monsanto, Limagrain and BASF Vegetable Seeds, where he most recently directed research and breeding teams and developed crop strategy (vegetable seeds) as BASF Vegetable’s Global R&D Team Lead for breeding. An accomplished and experienced plant breeder, he brings a broad-based expertise in plant breeding research and development. Read more
Rale Gjuric, former SBC Education Director, discusses the many uses of Hemp, with Marcel Bruins (European Seed)
Source: European Seed https://european-seed.com
Study Finds Indigenous Mexican Variety of Corn Captures the Nitrogen It Needs from the Air
SBC releases 2019 Annual Report
SBC graduate student Cris Heitmann passed away on April 17, 2018 in a bicycle accident. He will be profoundly missed by colleagues, friends and family.
Learn more about Cris • Cris Heitmann
Upcoming Courses & Events
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.