Plant & Seed Collaborative Research Laboratory with
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.
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
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:
project's ambition to attract a wide variety of
companies in order to foster a dynamic and
stimulating environment with rich networking
- 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.
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
All companies interested
in being associated with this project, short, medium
or long term, physically or remotely, are invited to
complete the survey.
about the survey, please contact:
- Kent Bradford
- Francois Korn at