European Plant Breeding Academy Starts Fourth Class
Contributing to fill a critical need for trained plant breeders, the University of California, Davis European Plant Breeding Academy (EPBA) started its fourth class of students this week with a session in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. Over the next two years, during the six sessions held in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands; Angers, France; Gatersleben, Germany; Gent, Belgium; Almeria, 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.
The class four consists of the following thirteen participants: Remy Adriaensen, Bayer CropScience, France; Antonio Abad Alamo Bermudo, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., Spain; Sierra Bacarizo, Syngenta, Spain; Solène Crépellière , Syngenta, France; Grégory Lavric, KWS MOMONT, France; Alessandra Lillo , Driscoll's Genetics Ltd., UK; Przemyslaw Matysik, Hodowla Roslin Strzelce, Poland; Nina Muellers , KWS SAAT SE, Germany; Bear Reel, CW Botanicals, USA; Michal Rokicki, Poznanska Hodowla Roslin Spólka, Poland; Adam Sitarski, KHBC, Poland; Erik Van der Biezen, Bayer CropScience, Belgium; Arie Vana, Israel.
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.