Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
University of California
Plant Breeding Academy

PBA in Europe Class VI


About the course: Building on the success of the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy in the United States, UC Davis is partnering with European institutions and associations to offer Class VI of the European Plant Breeding Academy. This premier training program targets working professionals who desire to become fully trained plant breeders. The course totals 36 days in length--the longest course of its kind in Europe. Participants will meet for six, 6-day sessions over two years. This schedule will allow participants to maintain their current employment while enrolled in the course. All instruction will be in English.

Course goal: This course develops the skills and abilities of current industry personnel to enable them to become independent breeders or more valuable contributors to larger breeding programs.

Who should attend? The course is targeted toward personnel currently involved in plant breeding programs who lack the academic background in genetics theory and practice to advance as independent breeders. Current breeders who desire a refresher course or would like to broaden their expertise would also be potential participants.
Class locations and dates:
(dates and session format are tentative and contingent upon global pandemic situation at that time)


Year 1

Year 2

October 7-12, 2019
Gent, Belgium

October 4-9, 2021
Angers, France

March 1-4 & 8-11, 2021
Online via Zoom

March 7-12, 2022
Almeria, Spain

June 14-17 & 21-21, 2021
Online via Zoom

June 20-24, 2022
Davis, CA

For more information contact: Joy Patterson



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