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

PBA E-Series- Statistics & Experimental Design

Dates: April 13, 2021 - April 15, 2021

Time: 6:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Contact: Julie Tillman @

Sponsor: UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center

Event Details

The UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center Plant Breeding AcademySM (PBA) programs and courses have enjoyed global popularity with both seed and plant breeding professionals, utilizing a model focusing on the practical application of science and theory. These programs feature veteran instructors from industry and academia and have successfully been taught in an in-person format.

Based upon a seed industry-wide survey assessing continuous educational needs during the pandemic, we are launching a set of on-line short courses called the PBA E-Series. This series utilizes in an on-line format the proven teaching models of our in-person courses that focus on practical application and interaction with experienced instructors.

The PBA E-Series are short courses offered on-line and consisting of two ½ days. Garnered from real life examples, the curricula focus on the practical applicationof theories in:

  • Statistics
  • Experimental Design
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Principles of Plant Breeding
  • Plant Breeding and Gene editing
  • Plant Breeding and Genomic Selection
  • Innovation Strategies and Tactics
  • Leadership

E-Series: Statistics & Experimental Design

Foundation level, designed for plant breeding, product development, agronomy and seed professionals working in all areas, this foundational course covers topics in descriptive statistics, data visualization, distributions, correlation, regression, comparison tests, replicated experimental designs CRD, RCBD, single location, single year analysis and trial quality. R demos are included.

European E-Series Statistics & Experimental Design (European time zones)
April 13 and 15, 2021 • Starts at 3:00 PM Central European Time zone 

Course details and registration @

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