Welcome to the SBC

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.

Featured Courses

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Davis PBA Class IX Application is Now Open
Class IX Starts February 2024
Space is limited so apply early!


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PBA E-Series: RStudio Course
Level 2 - June 6-7
Level 3 - Sept 6-7
Level 4 - Dec 12-13
Registration Now Open!


News and Updates

Leadership Program for Plant Breeders and Scientists - Course Wrap Up

Last week, a diverse class of 32 plant breeders and scientists from 11 Countries, and 25 Seed Organizations, across continents completed the Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis (SBC) Leadership program for Plant Breeders and Scientists (LEAD), a course taught in-person at Davis campus and given once a year. Former Management Program for Plant Breeders has grown into LEAD and is extended to 3 full days with added interactive case studies.