Summer School Green Genetics

Are you a student? Is the plant breeding world your field of interest? Do terms like green genetics, horticulture & plant breeding sound familiar? Then we invite you to participate in this Summer School! It is free of charge and a great learning experience. The Dutch plant breeding and propagation industry is an innovative and knowledge intensive industrial branch which has a leading position in the world. Graduates with an education in plant sciences or breeding can start a blooming career in this sector, with many challenges to develop themselves professionally and personally.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 29 August 2022 until Fri 2 September 2022

Duration 5 days
Course Format On-site
Credits Certificate

You can now apply for the 2022 edition. Please read the 'How to apply' section (mobile, scroll down / desktop, right column) carefully and let us know why you should be a part of this unforgettable learning experience.

Why join this Summer School?

After succesfully attending this Summer School you will:

  • Know the basic topics in plant breeding.
  • Have been the special guest of 5-6 worldwide leading breeding companies.
  • Know the Wageningen Campus, including some research facilities and laboraties.
  • Have met many experts, likewise minded other participants and employees from the plant breeding companies.
I feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to spend a week at Wageningen for the #SSGG18. I learnt a lot about the breeding industry and the application of genetic techniques as well as the issues, and met some amazing people who have become life long friends.
Robyn Emmerson, SSGG participant 2018

For whom is this Summer School? (prerequisites)

The programme is developed for 2nd and 3rd year Academic BSc students and 3rd year professional BSc students in one of the following fields; (applied) biology, biotechnology, laboratory techniques, plant science, horticulture and agronomy. Also we ask at least basic knowledge of genetics, statistics, molecular biology and plant physiology as well as a good understanding of the English language.

Programme and topics

The Summer School Green Genetics consist of a great mixture of lectures, WUR research facility visits, company visits, a company market, some practical, hands on training and a network drink. At the beginning of the week the focus lays upon theory and later on in the week more company visits will be made.

For me, the Summer School Green Genetics was an eye-opening experience. It made me realise just how crucial plant breeding and seed technology actually is for our society, and the sheer amount of work it takes to develop new crop varieties. Never again will I take a vegetable breed that took a decade to develop for granted!
Merijn Kerstens, participant SSGG16

More information

Questions? Contact programme manager Liesbeth Vallinga.