CenGen represented at SAPBA

CenGen represented at SAPBA

Kelly Breeds (CenGen) and Marizanne Horn (Sensako) recently attended the 12th Southern African Plant Breeders’ Association (SAPBA) conference held in Umhlanga Ridge, Durban.

Kelly presented a very successful talk on the progress made in a joint project between CenGen and the South African Barley Breeding Institute (SABBI) aiming to develop an improved assay for the detection and quantification of Ramularia collo-cygni DNA in barley tissue.

The SAPBA conference is held biennially at different locations across South Africa and provides a platform for interaction between breeders and scientists from different companies and research groups.

The conference also included a valuable panel discussion on Plant breeders of the future where topics like career opportunities, essential skills and women in plant breeding were discussed.

A large number of students attended the panel discussion – a tell-tale sign of a dynamic field.

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