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Plant & Seed Collaborative Research Laboratory with industry partners










Attracted by UC Davis' leadership position in plant and agricultural sciences, several companies have expressed an interest in the creation on the Davis campus of a  collaborative research lab with industry partners where UC Davis scientists and students, joined by industry scientists, would conduct pre-competitive research to translate genomic knowledge into useful phenotypes.

Among the interested industry partners are large, medium and small seed companies, involved in a broad range of horticultural and agronomic crops. Other interested partners are active in genomics, breeding technologies, seed technology, and contract research services.

This project is strongly supported by the leadership of
UC Davis and the College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences.

The diagrams of the CoRe Lab show:
- the project's ambition to attract a wide variety of companies in order to foster a dynamic and stimulating environment with rich networking opportunities; and
- the campus' strong and diverse scientific and technological environment relevant to the research focus of the planned lab.

This project has been discussed over the last 12 months with some 30 companies in California, the US and overseas, both in one-on-one meetings and at two public brainstorming sessions. Considerable feedback has been obtained.

In May 2012, the CoRe Lab Task Force developed a detailed survey to obtain a deeper and detailed understanding of the needs and expectations of industry partners interested in the project.

The survey can be viewed and completed by clicking HERE.

All companies interested in being associated with this project, short, medium or long term, physically or remotely, are invited to complete the survey.

For questions about the survey, please contact:
- Kent Bradford at kjbradford@ucdavis.edu or
- Francois Korn at fkorn@seedcentral.org

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