Press Release: Universidad de Almeria News
The Plant Breeding Academy of the University of California, Davis chooses UAL a second time to host their training sessions in Spain.
It is a professional development program regarded worldwide in the field of plant breeding and agri-sciences.
The Plant Breeding Academy of the University of California, Davis has chosen the University of Almería a second time to host their training sessions in Spain, due to the close relationship with the American College Research Center of Biotechnology Agrifood University of Almería (Bital) and particularly with the Research Group of Genetics and Physiology of Plant Development.
The University of California, Davis, considered one of the most prestigious American universities, currently offers one of the training programs referenced worldwide in the field of agri-food sciences. This positioning is the result of close linkage of University of California, Davis with the food industry since its establishment, and shows a clear parallel with the direction that connects the University of Almería to the food industry.
As a result of this collaboration, the University of California, Davis created the Plant Breeding Academy, a professional development program of reference in the field of plant breeding and agro-sciences. The program is aimed at professionals in the field of plant breeding, and fields closely related to it, namely crop production, plant protection and quality and food safety. Over two years, these professionals meet for six sessions in which they alternate academic training with visits to companies and centers of leaders in the field of plant breeding research.
During the 2014/2015 course, the Plant Breeding Academy plans to visit different locations in the field of food technology, among these locations are: the campus itself Davis - California, the Seed Valley in Holland, Vegepolis in France, Gatersleben in Germany, and Almería as an agrifood technology center in Spain.
This is the second time that the Plant Breeding Academy chooses the University of Almería as the venue for their training sessions in Spain, the result of the long history of collaboration with our university and scientific excellence demonstrated by the Research Center Agrifood Biotechnology, University of Almería (Bital).
Original article (in Spanish) posted here on the University of Almeria's website.