News and Updates

News and Updates

EPBA VI Completes a Successful Week 4 in Angers, France

After two sessions taking place online due to the pandemic, the European Plant Breeding Academy students and instructors were excited to meet in person in Angers, France Academy instructors included SBC Director of Education Jovan Djordjevic, SBC Director, Allen Van Deynze and Alexandra Tomerius.

Dr. Imtiyaz Khanday joins SBC as new Director of Research

SBC is very happy to announce that we now have a new Director of Research at the SBC, Dr. Imtiyaz Khanday who continue working on seeds as a propagule. Imtiyaz is an assistant professor of plant reproductive biology in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis and an assistant agronomist for the Agricultural Experiment Station. Imtiyaz grew up among the highest mountains in the world in Kashmir valley and received his master’s in biotechnology from University of Kashmir.

Dr. Jovan Djordjevic joins the SBC as executive director

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jovan Djordjevic to our team as SBC’s executive director! Jovan has spent over 25 cumulative years with Monsanto, Limagrain and BASF Vegetable Seeds, where he most recently directed research and breeding teams and developed crop strategy (vegetable seeds) as BASF Vegetable’s Global R&D Team Lead for breeding. An accomplished and experienced plant breeder, he brings a broad-based expertise in plant breeding research and development.