CRAG Hosts European Plant Breeding Academy
CRAG Moves to New Building in Barcelona and Hosts European Plant Breeding Academy
January 18, 2011. CRAG moves to a new building in Barcelona and hosts European Plant Breeding Academy session focused on breeding with molecular markers.
The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics CSIC-IRTA-UAB (CRAG) is devoted to research on the molecular basis of essential characters of plants and farm animals. It aims to expand basic research in molecular mechanisms involved in plant development and defence, and to design and apply molecular methods useful for plant and farm animal breeding.
CRAG is the one of the principal partners of the UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy and the host of the upcoming session in February 2011. “Having the session with the main topic on breeding with molecular markers at the center with outstanding genomic research makes a perfect fit. ” - Dr. Allen Van Deynze, PBA founder and organizer.
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 will attend six 6-day sessions in six countries. The instructors are internationally recognized experts in plant breeding and seed technology.
Applications are now being accepted for the second class of the European Plant Breeding Academy beginning in October of 2011.