Basic Wheat Improvement Course 2022 – CIMMYT Basic Wheat Improvement Course 2022 – CIMMYT

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Basic Wheat Improvement Course 2022

January 31 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 10:00 am CST


Since 1968, the CIMMYT wheat training program has been training plant scientists to address challenges in wheat production around the globe. The Basic Wheat Improvement Course provides an overview of basic concepts in genetics, conventional breeding, statistics, plant physiology and pathology, as well as the integration of new technologies into breeding pipelines.


  • Provide participants with a detailed overview of CIMMYT’s breeding objectives and priorities for developing wheat germplasm 
  • Understanding the breeding process of the CIMMYT’s wheat program and how other disciplines contribute to it
  • Obtain the skills and knowledge needed to successfully design and manage a wheat breeding program


The course is intended for mid-career scientists (<40 years old) working in NARS organizations, but graduate students are welcome to apply. 


Applications must be submitted by December 05, 2021 through the CIMMYT Academy website. This course can be found under the title BASIC WHEAT IMPROVEMENT COURSE-2022. 

Important information

The course will be offered free of charge, but registration is limited to 30 participants. Please note that participants will NOT receive any type of financial support during the course, such as a stipend, accommodations, etc. 

The course will be arranged via webinars and one-on-one virtual sessions with CIMMYT scientists and the training coordinator. Participants will be able to attend the program virtually from their current location; therefore, they will need a computer and a stable internet connection. 

If you have any questions or want additional information, please contact Fátima Camarillo-Castillo.


January 31 @ 8:00 am
May 27 @ 10:00 am
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