NL: Summer School Green Genetics #SSGG17

The fully booked Summer School Green Genetics took place from 29 August till 2 September. An international group of 36 students participated in this special programme. This summer school is a cooperation between multiple Seed companies and Wageningen University & Research, organized by Wageningen Academy.

This year’s edition the students visited Bayer, Syngenta, Barenburg, De Groot en Slot (Seed Valley) and NAKtuinbouw. All visits were perfectly organised by the companies and the students learned, saw and experienced a lot of fascinating aspects of the Dutch plant breeding and propagation industry. Besides the ‘study visits’ the students also followed lectures from several Wageningen University & Research plant breeding experts: prof. dr. ir. Richard Visser, dr. Gerard van der Linden and dr. ir. Sjaak van Heusden. The lecturers educated them on basic plant breeding topics, such as the historical developments so far, breeding techniques and upcoming GMOs. Another part of the programme was provided by John van ‘t Klooster, study advisor who gave a short pitch regarding study opportunities at Wageningen University & Research.

The students posed many questions and showed a tremendous interest. As a consequence, the students are highly appreciated by everyone participating and contributing to the programme.

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