The fully booked 10th edition of the Summer School Green Genetics took place from 27 till 31 August. Thirty-five students were introduced to the world of green genetics by attending lectures and excursions given by Wageningen University & Research experts and staff from several Dutch plant breeding companies. The Friday afternoon of the programme was dedicated to the celebration of the 10th edition.
10th edition programme
The participants attended lectures given by Wageningen University & Research experts and visited several Dutch plant breeding companies. This year Schooneveld Breeding, Syngenta, ENZA Zaden (Seed Valley) and NAKtuinbouw were visited. The participants learned and experienced many fascinating aspects of the Dutch plant breeding and propagation industry during the visits and lectures.
The Friday of this edition was fully dedicated to the celebration of the 10th edition of the Summer School. The morning programme contained guest lectures and a tour over the Wageningen Campus plant research fields. During the afternoon programme former participants, experts and sponsors were invited to join. The afternoon started with a keynote from Prof. dr. Richard Visser, addressing past and future issues of the plant breeding sector and Summer School.
The other half of the afternoon was dedicated to a company market, also open for current WUR students and a social drink afterwards.
Curious how the participants of this year’s edition experienced the Summer School? We asked them, you can read their testimonials here: