source: UC Davis e-bulletin.
The UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) is a professional certificate program offered since 2006 with classes in the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. To date, the Academy has trained more than 180 breeders, 80% of which are from the private seed industry. Class VI of the PBA in Davis will start in September 2016 and is now open for registration.
The 2016 class core curriculum will maintain the upgrades from the previous classes and add modules to address the most recent development in plant breeding theory and practice. The core instructor list includes internationally recognized experts in plant breeding and seed technology: Kent Bradford, Allen Van Deynze, Rale Gjuric (UC Davis), Rita Mumm (University of Illinois) and Todd Wehner (NCSU). They will be supported by a number of guest lecturers from the private industry and academia.
Employers appreciate the opportunity to provide their valued employees advanced training without disrupting their full-time employment. Participants attend six 6-day sessions over approximately two years.
Discount is available for registration before March 31, 2016.