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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
Study Finds Indigenous Mexican Variety of Corn Captures the Nitrogen It Needs from the Air
SBC releases 2019 Annual Report
Kent Bradford interviewed about mysterious seeds sent in mail
Rale Gjuric discusses Haplotech's hemp research with Marc Zienkiewicz of Issues Ink
SBC director Allen Van Deynze addresses American Frozen Food Institute
Allen Van Deynze invited as plenary speaker: 2020 Oxford Nanopore London Calling
Allen Van Deynze participates in Introduction to Food Innovation video discussion, hosted by the World Food Center
TOPIC: Introduction to Food Innovation
This discussion session was hosted by the World Food Center at UC Davis #NextGenFood
The SBC celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year!
We are appreciating the past and looking forward. On September 12, 2019 at the International Center, UC Davis,the SBC hosted a day-long event with panels highlighting researchers, students, industry representatives and policy makers. The day concluded with Seed Central’s monthly networking event.
EVENT SCHEDULE: Flier (PDF) • Print-friendly version
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.
EUROPEAN SEED named SBC Education Director, Rale Gjuric, one of 20 most influential seed people. Read more.