Cannabis Genomics

The fundamentals of cannabis genomics

This training (max. 25 participants) is especially suited for professionals who wish to expand their knowledge to the field of cannabis biotechnology:  breeders, growers, biochemists, R&D specialists, business developers and regulators.

The training comprises four in person modules, followed by online assignments to complete between modules.

The modules introduce students to cannabis and cannabinoids through the history and evolution of the plant, and extensively cover today’s central topics in cannabinoids’ biochemistry and genomics. Learning units also highlight scientific research, recently conducted at Leiden University.

Students are encouraged to engage in dialogue with the whole classroom. Assignments will be supervised by the instructor who can answer students’ questions

Learning Objectives:

After passing an online test your certificate will assess that:

  • You master the processes leading to the creation of new cultivars: you can identify their qualities and you are aware of the current issues and pitfalls.
  • You understand cannabinoid biosynthesis, and the role that minor cannabinoids play in medicinal cannabis research.
  • You can evaluate new scientific developments in the field of cannabis genomics.
  • You know how to tackle cannabis biotechnology-related problems and develop new R&D strategies.
Cannabis Genomics

Francesco Tonolo

Cannabis Geneticist and R&D scientist

Cannabis Genomics

Has Cornelissen

Co-organizer and didactic advisor

frequently asked questions

How can I enroll?

This training will be given as in company training, or upon demand. For more information, contact: