University of California-Davis Seed Biotechnology Center

The UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy is pleased to be accepting applications for its second class, starting in September 2008. The UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy is a professional development course teaching the principles of plant breeding. It is targeted toward people who are currently involved in plant breeding or wish to become plant breeders, but who desire a greater knowledge of genetics, statistics, and breeding methodology to direct a breeding program. The format is designed to allow participants to maintain their current positions while learning the theory and practice of plant breeding.

The Academy was organized by the Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of
California, Davis. The two-year course addresses the reduced numbers of plant breeders being trained in academic programs. Participants meet at UC Davis for six sessions over two years. Readings and exercises continue between sessions, allowing participants to maintain their current positions while being involved in the course. At the end of the two year course, participants are expected to have the skills and knowledge to manage an independent plant breeding program.
The program allows participants to maintain their current working positions.

Contact Information:
Plant Breeding Academy
Seed Biotechnology Center
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis CA 95616, USA
Catherine L. Glaeser
Tel: + 1 530-752-4414
Fax: + 1 530-752-2278
http://www.pba.ucdavis.edu