Important

Full time Junior Specialist
The Department of Viticulture & Enology at University of California, Davis is seeking a full time Junior Specialist with background in agricultural science, horticulture, precision agriculture science, viticulture or other related background to join our research team studying spatio-temporal management of vineyard crop load in California.

***Important SISS Updates and Reminders***
SISS will be closed on December 24, 2015-January 1, 2016. We will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016, but there will be limited staffing. Please keep this in mind and plan ahead! Please read this article for a full briefing on the upcoming deadlines.


Announcements

Upcoming events with V&E Extension
Read about the upcoming classes and events V&E Extension has put together.

Request Tracker (RT) Introduction
A brief introduction to the Cluster ticketing system for support issues.


Events

 UC Davis Summer Abroad - Brewing Science - Nottingham, United Kingdom - July 2 - July 30, 2016
The brewing of beer is not only humankinds oldest biotechnology, it is likely the basis of static civilization and also a major factor in the survival of the species. Even if you think that is a tad exaggerated, there is absolutely no doubt that beer represents the most exquisite convergence of diverse sciences (botany, plant physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering and more) in pursuit of a product that is as complex as it is delightful. Beer has a proud history as a dietary imperative in many societies.


Making News

Kurtural CE Specialist Kaan Kurtural's latest paper in AJEV
Dr. Kurtural's latest paper, "Applied Water and Rootstock Affect Productivity and Anthocyanin Composition of Zinfandel in Central California" is now published.

Recent publications by the VEN faculty
Interested in what we've been researching in the last 6 months? Here's a listing of our most recent publications.

yeast on tree The Heritage Yeast Project
Undertaking a screening of the state of California in search of autochthonous yeast  strains of Saccharomyces indigenous to the west coast.

More Making News news...


Seminars

guests V&E was On-the-Road in Santa Barbara
The Department of Viticulture and Enology Extension and Industry Relations team has been quite busy these last couple of months -- most recent was a trip to Santa Maria on November 5.


Faculty

rot on grapes Research spotlight: Dr. Dario Cantu studies the effects of a grapevine's environment
Dr. Cantu's research group uses "big data" genetic and chemical datasets to understand how grapevines interact with their environment and associated microorganisms, including, but not exclusively, those causing economically important diseases.

anita Dr. Anita Oberholster virtually chairs global hot topics committee
The Congress included two different but connected topics and involved the most authoritative international experts of the scientific community.

Runnebaum small V&E welcomes new Assistant Professor Ron Runnebaum
The department welcomes the new faculty member, who has a joint appointment in Chemical Engineering. His work will focus on water and energy efficiency.

More Faculty news...


Students

Tiana Student profile: Tiana Reed
From pre-med to winemaking via Sonoma, Napa and Italy.


Computing

Department Computer Lab - VEN Computing Lab - Rules
All currently registered Department of Viticulture & Enology students are eligible to use the computer lab.


Research

ballroom UC Grape day held in Davis on December 2
Research from all over California was reported at this symposium.