Masterclass on Seed Technology


Masterclass on Seed Technology

Wageningen Seed Centre organizes the masterclass on Seed Technology 15 - 19 April 2018 in Wageningen. The aim of the masterclass is to offer professional seed technologists the possibility for a further deepening, broadening and actualisation of their knowledge and expertise.

Organised by Wageningen Seed Centre

Sun 15 April 2018 until Thu 19 April 2018

Venue Conference hotel Hof van Wageningen and Wageningen Campus

The masterclass will comprise 4 full days including two evening sessions. The program starts on Sunday evening 15 April 2018 and ends on Thursday afternoon 19 April. This intensive programme allows the participants to receive a maximum amount of information in
a short time.

The lectures are in conference hotel Hof van Wageningen (Lawickse Allee 9, Wageningen). The practicals are at Wageningen Campus (Droevendaalsesteeg 1, Wageningen).

Seminar programme

Invited speakers and Wageningen University & Research staff will give seminars each day in the mornings and on two evenings. Themes of the seminar programme will be selected from topics including flowering, embryogenesis, seed expressed genes, dormancy and seed quality, seed stress tolerance, longevity and germination equations, germination markers, seed enhancement, maturation sorting, gene expression, RNA-seq, seed proteomics, seed metabolomics, seed health, seed vigour, priming, molecular identification of seeds and variety protection, seed management and business, seed quality control and statistics, gene database mining, international seed supply systems and property rights.

Demonstrations and practical

Participants will be involved in demonstrations and practical experiments in the afternoons. Techniques and methodologies include, seed drying, ethanol analysis, seed storage, chlorophyll sorting by laser induced fluorescence, spectral analysis of seeds and seedlings, designing a PCRbased assay and gene database mining, etc.

Registration fee

The fee, including tuition fees and course materials, all lunches, coffee, tea and beverages, and masterclass dinner but excluding hotel accommodation and travel to and from Wageningen, is € 2950 (excl. VAT).


Registration can be done through an e-mail to Those interested are requested to submit the registration with the following details: full name, organisation you work for, web site of the organisation, full address, phone number and source of funding for your participation.