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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.

Featured Courses

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EPBA Class VIII Application is Now Open
Apply before April 15, 2024 and save 1,000 €

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Last Chance to Apply for Davis Class IX
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Seed Business 101: Horticulture
November 27 - December 1
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Hemp (Cannabis sp.) Breeding & Seed Production
December 5-6
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PBA E-Series: RStudio Course
Level 4 - Dec 12-13
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News and Updates

Ellen Evans Receives PBA Outstanding Student Award

PBA Davis Class VIII is proud of their classmate, Ellen Evans, associate breeder of cucumber at HM.Clause Vegetable Seeds, on receiving the 2023 UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy Outstanding Student Award. The award was presented at the ASTA Leadership Summit in Sacramento on June 12, 2023. 

Read the full Seed World article to learn more about Ellen's experience in PBA.