Summer School

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 22 August 2022 until Fri 26 August 2022

Duration 5 days

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.

For whom is this Summer School?

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 phsysiology as well as a good understanding of the English language.

Applicants should meet the admission criteria, as described above.

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. Course leader

The course leader of the 2020 edition Summer School is Dr. ir. A. W. (Sjaak) van Heusden, Wageningen Plant Research.

More information & application

Questions? Contact programme manager Liesbeth Vallinga.

Sponsors of the 2019 edition

SSGG Sponsors 2019 edition