Seed Biotechnology Center, UC DavisUC Davis

Breeding with Genomics: February 11-13, 2014


The course covers the basics of DNA markers, quantitative trait loci and the transition from maker assisted selection with a highlight on breeding for disease resistance.

New for 2014!
Extended modules on genomic selection, the latest integration of genomics to breeding, and a hands-on workshop on software support to marker application in breeding including the Integrated Breeding Platform and BLUPS.

Who should attend?
The course is aimed at professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in plant breeding and germplasm improvement.  It is an opportunity for breeders who are already using these tools to expand their knowledge of new strategies and technologies and for laboratory personnel to appreciate how the marker data that they generate are applied in breeding programs.

The course is taught by experts from both industry and academia.  This is a great chance to interact with experts and technology specialists in plant breeding. They include:

Allen Van Deynze, UC Davis
Hamid Ashrafi, UC Davis
Kent Bradford, UC Davis
Jorge Dubcovsky, UC Davis
David Francis, The Ohio State University
Shawn Yarnes, The Integrated Breeding Platform Initiative
Graham McLaren, The Integrated Breeding Platform Initiative
Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Davis

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This course will be held at the UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center (see map). Parking is available in the South Entry Parking Structure. Parking permits are $8/day.

Full price is $850
Registration includes all course materials, light refreshments, lunch on the 11th and 12th and a social on the first night.


Thank you to our sponsors for your generosity.

Gold Level: Douglas Scientific

Bronze Level: BGI Tech, DNA landMarks and Pacific Biosciences

Requests for refunds will be honored however, another person may be substituted at anytime. If a refund is requested six-weeks prior to the program there will be $100 administrative fee deducted. If the request is made less than six-weeks of the course, the administration fee is 10% of the tuition. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the Seed Biotechnology Center will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

For questions, please contact Sally Mohr at 530-752-5775 or


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