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Meet Class III of the European Plant Breeding Academy

UC Davis European Plant Breeding AcademySM starts the third class

Contributing to fill a critical need for trained plant breeders, the University of California, Davis European Plant Breeding AcademySM (EPBA) started its third class of students last week.  Over the next two years, during the six sessions held in Gent, Belgium; Angers, France; Gatersleben, Germany; Enkhuizen, The Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain, and UC Davis; this class will spend more than 300 hours in classes, workshops and the field, training to complete this premium professional certification program.

EPBA3 group photo-Belgium for press release - small

The class consists of the following nineteen participants:  Amine Abbadi, Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG, Germany;  Justus Boehm, Kartoffelzucht Boehm, Germany;  Estelle Bonleu, Pioneer DuPont, Switzerland;  Jordi Caujape, Semillas Fitó, Spain;  Jagdeep Cheema, Doctor Seeds, India;  Jan de Groot, Dialsoft Beheer B.V., Netherlands;  Miklós Fazekas, Alfaseed, Hungary;  Ersel Göroglu, Semillas Fitó, Turkey;  Hanna Haikka, Boreal Plant Breeding LTD, Finland;  Jure Kolaric, Saatzucht Gleisdorf, Austria;  Erkan Konuk, MayAgro, Turkey;  Anders Soendergaard Larsen, DLF-Trifolium, Denmark;  Bert Lataire, Bayer CropScience, Belgium;  Volker Marwede, Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG, Germany;  Malgorzata Niewinska, Danko Breeding Company, Poland; Alexis Oger, Syngenta, France;  Franziska  Roth, Bayer CropScience, Germany;  Simone Sendke, Monsanto, Germany;  Alexander Strube, Saaten-Union Recherche, France.

For more information on the Plant Breeding Academy, please contact Joy Patterson at or visit

The Seed Biotechnology Center was established at UC Davis in 1999 to mobilize the research, educational and outreach resources of the University of California in partnership with the seed and biotechnology industries, and to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new seed technologies for agricultural and consumer benefits.


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