Together with breeders from seed companies across the Netherlands, we have developed a programme that provides you with actual skills and first-hand knowledge from the plant breeding sector.
This English-taught programme spans two semesters. The first semester has two parallel minors with lectures, training sessions and field visits. In each minor you will have ample opportunity to put what you have learned into practice when you work on a professional project as an assistant breeder.
The first minor focuses on more conventional plant breeding. Here you will design a breeding programme and execute the different steps in developing new cultivars. In the second minor, you will search for genetic markers to select for different traits and identify the possibilities for genetic modification in the different stages of breeding programmes.
In the second semester, you will carry out an individual internship and write a thesis on a topic of your own choice.
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