FlandersBio joins European Plant Breeding Academy as a partner - EPBA class II is now open for registration
November 15, 2010. The UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center is proud to welcome FlandersBio as our newest partner of the European Plant Breeding Academy. FlandersBio of Gent, Belgium, joins organizations such as the European Seed Association; Vegepolys; the French Seed Association; Seed Valley; Naktuinbouw; the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomic, Spain; the Spanish Plant Breeders Association; Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben; and the German Plant Breeders Association in a partnership with the Seed Biotechnology Center to develop and support this one-of-a-kind collaborative program committed to the future development of plant breeders.
FlandersBio is the umbrella organization for the Life Sciences sector in Flanders, a dynamic non-profit, fee based organization with 210 members. Their mission is to support and facilitate the sector’s sustained development. Their objective is to ensure that it remains a strong driver of economic growth in the region. The FlandersBio network brings together companies with innovative, R&D-driven activities in the life sciences – companies that are for example developing biopharmaceuticals, medical technologies or agricultural or industrial biotech products. Their network welcomes also academic research institutes and providers of capital, services and technologies to the life sciences community. By organizing networking activities they build bridges between the different entities and by actively stimulating innovation and R&D, FlandersBio creates an added value for the sector as a whole. For more information please see: www.FlandersBio.be
The UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the second class of the European Plant Breeding Academy beginning in October of 2011. The integrated postgraduate program, which is not crop specific, 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 five countries. The instructors are internationally recognized experts in plant breeding and seed technology.