AIB Tomerius and UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy
AIB Tomerius and UC Davis Plant Breeding AcademySM to develop software for teaching of plant breeding
AIB Tomerius and UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center have agreed to collaborate on development of software for teaching of plant breeding. The use of the teaching software will be incorporated in the Plant Breeding AcademySM (PBA) curriculum.
Dr. Alexandra Tomerius runs a consulting and training business based in Wolfenbuettel, Germany, focused on software supported plant breeding optimization. Dr. Tomerius is a graduate of the prestigious University of Hohenheim. After spending several years working in the plant breeding industry, she dedicated her carrier to consulting in the area of plant breeding optimization. The software supports the model calculations or simulations of variables involved in plant breeding. It delivers the comparisons of different breeding schemes in terms of selection gain per unit time and money.
“We recognized the educational potential of Dr. Tomerius’ software and are very happy to be involved in such development. It will give our students an excellent tool to learn complex interactions of variables involved in plant breeding in the most interactive way. The software use is planned to be included in the PBA curriculum starting with next class of European Plant Breeding AcademySM” – says Dr. Rale Gjuric, Director of the Plant Breeding Academy.
The UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy is a postgraduate program that teaches the fundamentals of plant breeding, genetics and statistics through lectures, discussion, and field trips to public and private breeding programs. Employers appreciate the opportunity to provide their valued employees advanced training without disrupting their full-time employment. Participants attend six 6-day sessions in six countries. The instructors are internationally recognized experts in plant breeding and seed technology.
For more information on AIB Dr. Alexandra Tomerius visit http://www.ing-tomerius.de/