The Seed Institute
Institute Faculty

Dr. Bob Goldberg

University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. John Harada

University of California, Davis

Dr. Bob Fischer

University of California, Berkeley

  Dr. Gary Drews

University of Utah


The Seed Institute was established in order to carry out basic research in seed biology with the objective of uncovering the genes and processes required to "make a seed."  The long-range goal of the Seed Institute, in partnership with Ceres, is to use new insights obtained on the mechanisms that control seed formation to improve seeds in major crop plants...Read More

Los Angeles Times Article
by Paul Jacobs

December 31, 1999

A Few Rush to Exploit New Biotech Crops

LA Times article about the emergence of plant biotech companies, specifically Ceres Inc., amidst the backdrop of worldwide protests against genetically engineered crops.... Read more

Seed Institute Meetings Program

The Seed Institute set up two meetings each year. The first meeting is in Winter held at UC Davis or UCLA (alternate). The second meeting is in Spring at Lake Arrowhead UCLA Conference center. The participants of these meetings include members from each lab as well as scientists from Ceres. The goal of these meetings is to present data obtained from each lab in an open forum and generate discussions and ideas from these data.

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Arrowhead 2012 November 2-4, 2012
Arrowhead 2011 November 11-13, 2011
Arrowhead 2010 November 19-21, 2010
Arrowhead 2009 November 20-22, 2009
Arrowhead 2008 November 14-18, 2008
Arrowhead 2007 November 16-18, 2007
Arrowhead 2006 October 27-29, 2006
Arrowhead 2005 December 2 - 4, 2005
Arrowhead 2004
November 12 - 14, 2004
Davis 2003
October 25 - 26, 2003
Arrowhead 2003
February 28 - March 2, 2003
Davis 2002
October 26 - 27, 2002
Lake Arrowhead 2002 March 8 - 10, 2002
UC Davis 2001 October 27 - 28, 2001
Lake Arrowhead 2001 March 16 - 18, 2001
UCLA 2000 September 30 - October 1, 2000
Lake Arrowhead 2000 April 14-16, 2000

Pictures from the annual meeting at Lake Arrowhead and UC Davis. Click here to enter the photo gallery.


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