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

PBA Special Module - China

UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy

A program of the Seed Biotechnology Center in collaboration with China Agricultural University

Course goal: This course will advance participants’ skills and abilities by covering the most advanced concepts in genetics and breeding and enable them to become more valuable contributors to their breeding programs.

Meeting Dates and Location:
April 9-23, 2018
Davis, CA, USA

Course format:

The course will consist of lectures, discussions, exercises, workshops and some field visits. Topical outline/agenda available here (PDF).

Core Instructors:

Dr. Rale Gjuric, UC Davis
Dr. Rita Mumm, University of Illinois
Dr. Allen Van Deynze, UC Davis
Dr. Kent Bradford, UC Davis



Registration fee is $6,600 USD. It includes two weeks of lectures, study material, field trips, lunches and breaks. The participants are responsible for their own travel and accomodation expenses. 

Register here

• Cancellation requests received via email 60 days or more before class start date: Reimbursement of registration fee paid less $150 USD administrative fee.

• No refunds are available for cancellation requests received on or after March 1, 2018.
• Registration substitution or transfers must be approved by class administrator and can be requested 30 days or more before class start date.

In the unlikely event that this program is canceled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the Seed Biotechnology Center will refund registration fees, less the administrative fee, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.


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