April 2018 eNews
HAPPY SPRING from the SBC!
Breeding with Genomics
The course is a part of a series of courses in plant breeding and seed technology including The UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy (PBA), a premium professional certificate program offered in the USA, Europe and Africa. To date, 281 breeders from over 60 countries have attended the UC Davis PBA, making it the most significant program of its kind. Applications are now being accepted (space is limited) for the 7th class of the Plant Breeding Academy in the USA beginning in September of 2018. For more information on the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy visit http://pba.ucdavis.edu or contact Joy Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming SBC COURSES
Seed Biology & Quality – June 19-21, 2018, Davis, CA
Seed Business 101 – Field Crops, August 20-24, 2018, St. Charles, IL
Program Management for Plant Breeders – September 18-20, 2018, Davis, CA
Seed Business 101 – Horticulture, December 3-7, 2018, Davis, CA
Seed Production – February 12-14, 2019, Davis, CA
For more information about these courses, contact Susan DiTomaso at email@example.com or Julie Tillman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Seed Central event
Please see http://seedcentral.org/ for details
ISSS 2nd International Workshop on Seed Longevity
30 July to 1 Aug, 2018, Fort Collins, CO USA
Registration now open!
Cucurbitaceae 2018 being held November 12 — 15, 2018 at UC Davis
Registration and Abstract Submission is open!
The gathering will bring together about 250 cucurbit scientists from around the world for an in-depth conference exploring new frontiers of cucurbit research and development.
Conference session topics are being determined now and will include presentations organized from individual paper submissions on the following proposed topics: • Genomics • Breeding and Genetics • Production and Quality • Biotic Stresses • Floral & Fruit Development • Genetic Determinates of Fruit Quality
For more information contact Julie Tillman at email@example.com
In the NEWS
The Kent J. Bradford Endowment
The establishment of the Kent J. Bradford Endowment in Seed Science will provide support for a faculty member at UC Davis who would be focused on seed biology and technology and serve as the director of the Seed Biotechnology Center. The endowment will ensure that the seed industry’s needs for academic research, education and public service can continue to be met in perpetuity.
We are thrilled to highlight a recent gift to the endowment from East-West Seed:
CAST Report examines the current U.S. regulatory system for GE crops
Read report • Read UC Davis Dept. of Plant Sciences blog post • The report was presented by Alan McHughen at the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa on March 22. View video
Kent Bradford featured in El Campo article
(PDF includes English translation for Title and Sections 1, 2 and 3)
European Seed names SBC Education Director Rale Gjuric one of 20 most influential seed people in Europe
SBC Director of Research Allen Van Deynze and SeedQuest CEO Francois Korn featured in COMSTOCK'S January issue
#UCDavis @UCDavisSBC SeedCentral.org
UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy highlighted at Plant and Animal Genome conference in San Diego as educational and training component of African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC)
SBC Director Kent Bradford presents in Bangkok at the Asia and Pacific Seed Association's (ASPA) annual flagship event
For more information about the SBC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.