Plant Breeding To Fight Hunger- Online Certificate Course

Our colleagues from Michigan State University, collaborating in the Plant B+B project, have developed the ‘Plant Breeding to Fight Hunger’ online course. The course will run from 17th May to 19th August 2021.

It is a 14 weeks online course that will help the participant to gain solid knowledge to:

  1. Apply plant breeding concepts to improve a crop and trait of interest.
  2. Evaluate the use of Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance and statistics in improving the decision-making power of plant breeders.
  3. Evaluate how marker-assisted breeding (MAB), genetic engineering, gene editing, and “Omics” could improve the plant breeding process’s efficiency.

What do you need to do to receive a certificate of completion from Michigan State University for this course?

  1. Devote about 9-12 hours a week on course material and assignments (this may vary depending on your experience as a breeder).
  2. Pay attention to the weekly learning outcomes as you follow the mini-lessons.
  3. Be sure to complete and submit all weekly assignments on or before the due date. The facilitators will provide more information at the start of the course.

Through our collaboration under the Plant B+B project, our project will sponsor the course fees to 10 researchers from our network and their centres

·       You can find the complete program at this link

·       In case you want to apply, please fill in the application form attached and send it to

The applications’ deadline for this sponsorship is 28th April 12:00 h, Brussels time

Please note a registration form on the course website, but due to internal arrangements to assign and cover the scholarships, we need to receive your Plant B+B application form via email.

For any queries related to the course’s contents, you can contact the program director Dr Cholani K. Weebadde on email here

CC-application-form-2021 Michigan SU course

Download this form, fill it in and send it back as per instructions therein

Plant Breeding 2 Fight Hunger Flier

Online Certificate Course Organized by Michigan State University