Creation Breeding Innovations is celebrating 10 years!

Thank you to our clients and colleagues for your support and encouragement.

We look forward to journeying with you for many more years to come.

In the Beginning...

…there were breeders who had chaos in their ​
breeding program so they created order​​
with a database called ​​
and it was good!

They needed tools ​
and skills as custodians of ​
the precious resource….​

Breeding data
and pedigree


Multi trait,
multi site

Breeding and

Strategies, reviews
and assistance with
breeding programs​

Creation Breeding Innovations was established by Dr Steve Verryn in 2010 with the vision to provide innovative solutions in breeding – particularly of trees, making genetics useful.

About Dr Steve Verryn

Steve is married to Sabine and they have three children. He is a quantitative geneticist and has mainly been working in forestry tree breeding research since 1990. 

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Cynthia Snedden

Cyndi Snedden has a B.Sc (hons) in Forestry (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch (1996) and a M.Sc. in Quantitative Genetics (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria (2001).  She worked in Pine and Eucalypt breeding at the CSIR for 15 years, where she was a senior researcher.  She has been working for Creation Breeding Innovations since March 2019.

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Save the environment

Approximately 90% of our electric energy is accounted for by solar. This saves approx. 6 ton of carbon emissions per year (the weight of a large male African elephant)

On a Personal Note…

My wife, Sabine, is a Mineralogist and I am an Quantitative Geneticist, and we each have our own businesses in our professions. We found surprising synergy in the use of Sabine’s X-ray diffraction machine for analysing wood samples. (Historically X-ray diffraction was used in the discovery of the double helix!)

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