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Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis

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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Seed Biology, Quality & Pathology
June 28 - 30, 2022
Registration Now Open


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Leadership Program for Plant Breeders
August 16 & 18, 2022
Registration now open


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Now Accepting Applications for European class VII
Class VII Starts in the Netherlands October 2022


PBA E-Series #1: Statistics & Experimental Design
November 7 & 8 (Spanish)
November 14 & 15 (Portuguese)
PBA E-Series #2: Hybrid Breeding Strategies
November 9 & 10 (Spanish)
November 16 & 17 (Portuguese)
Early registration discount ends 7 days before class starts.

News and Updates

Plant Breeding Academy Graduates Class VII

Congratulations to Class VII students of the Davis Plant Breeding Academy. This class is exceptional, for they began in 2018 and the pandemic prevented them from meeting for 2 years until they finally came together for their final Week and Graduation on April 11-15. The graduating class consisted of 14 students, 9 of which were able to meet in-person in Davis, while 5 were online via Zoom. We wish a special congratulations and the best of luck to PBA Class VII! 

Plant Breeding Academy welcomes Dr. Kendra Amstrong as new instructor

Dr Kendra Armstrong has recently joined our teacher roaster of UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy, as a core instructor. 

“Being an instructor for UC Davis’ PBA is a career highlight and a great opportunity. Working with the students has been tremendously rewarding already, and I am looking forward to more great interactions in coming sessions and cohorts", said Dr Kendra Armstrong.