Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52EUROPEAN-SEED.COM I EUROPEAN SEED I 19 EUROPEAN SEED IS EXPANDING WE ARE LOOKING FOR A MEDIA SALES DIRECTOR Contact Craig Armstrong, Vice President, Sales & Marketing T: +001-204-272-2595 to start and maintain your career as part of an international, multidisciplinary research team in the plant breeding and seed technology industry. The training courses are provided in different modules and with a duration that varies from just a few days up to 12 weeks, depending on the topics and content of each module. In general, the courses provide a broad overview of the recent developments of modern technologies and cover topics related to the novel technologies in plant sciences which contribute to enhancing genetic variability and genetic improvement in food crops, like breeding for biotic and abiotic stress factors; trait discovery; novel approaches and technologies in plant breeding; breeding for improved quality, growth and development; bioinformatics and data analysis; participatory plant breeding; seed maintenance and multiplication; i m p r o v e d b r e e d i n g t e c h n o l o g y i n ornamentals; insect resistance; efficient design of plant breeding programs; bio-based or circular economy; and the use of molecular tools for accelerating varietal development. The courses are provided by professional trainers and include lectures, discussion groups, assignments, case studies, lessons learned from local knowledge, practical exercises in both lab and field and ending with developing an action plan that can be implemented by the participants for their favourite crops under their local conditions. The courses organised by Wageningen Academy in collaboration w ith Plant Breed i ng and other chair groups of Wageningen University & Research are specifically designed for professionals and held at their work place or at Wageningen. Those organised by Plant Breeding are mostly executed at universities and research institutes around the world. Increasingly, Wageningen is looking at blended learning methods where a combination of e-learning modules together with in-company and other more traditional methods are deployed. Expand Your Knowledge with our International Plant Breeding Course The international course Plant Breeding 2016-2018 enables professional plant breeders and researchers worldwide to follow an intensive course parallel to their current career. The team of Plant Breeding experts offers you a theoreti- cal background on plant breeding. This is executed in a learning environment with a lot of interaction with people from different countries, working on different crops. The focus lies on those subjects that are necessary for the design and management of professional large breeding programmes. Students may be granted exemptions for a future (online) plant breeding course at Wageningen University & Research. Past participants of the course shared their joint enthusiasm with us. They mentioned that their critical thinking is improved and that they have new ideas for the breeding pro- grammes that they are working on. Their understanding of the application of techniques and tools for breeding is improved, resulting in a broader view on topics related to and used for breeding. Participants become more confident, self-sufficient breeders, which is a val- uable benefit in their daily work and future career. “I learn a lot and get inspired by the Wageningen UR team to implement the topics in my daily work,” said Nico Rookmaker of Averis Seeds. Hans van Doorn of HZPC said, “This course is crucial for breeders with an ambition to innovate their breeding programmes.” For more information visit: http:// breedingcourse