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

Asian Plant Breeding Academy Class I

About the course: Building on the success of the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy in the United States, UC Davis is partnering with the Asia and Pacific Seed Association to offer Class I of the Asian Plant Breeding Academy. This premier training program targets working professionals who desire to become fully trained plant breeders. 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.

APBA Class I locations and dates:

Week 1:   November 26 - December 1, 2012 - COMPLETED                   
Location:  Chiang Mai, Thailand

Week 2:   April 1 - 6, 2013 - COMPLETED
Location:  Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Week 3:   July 22 - 27, 2013 - COMPLETED                      
Location:  Bangkok, Thailand

Week 4:   November 25 - 30, 2013 - COMPLETED
Location:  Khon Kaen, Thailand

Week 5:   March 31 - April 5, 2014 - COMPLETED
Location:  Los BaƱos, Philippines

Week 6:   June 2-7, 2014 - COMPLETED
Location:  Davis, CA, United States

Special thanks to the Asian and Pacific Seed Assocation for their support in the Asian Plant Breeding Academy.

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