Professor Nitin Nitin's research featured on CPS website
January 14, 2019
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) released it's January Produce Research Report, and featured FST's Professor Nitin Nitin's research on antimicrobial plastics which can hinder the cross-contamination of food.
Learn more about Dr. Nitin's research by clicking on the link below.
Assistant Professor Ned Spang named ASI Fellow
December 20, 2018
Assistant Professor Ned Spang has been invited to be among the select group of “Fellows of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute.” Dr. Spang was nominated based on his service to ASI and contributions to the types of research, education, and outreach valued at ASI. Everyone invited to be designated as an ASI Fellow has made distinguished contributions in two or more of these categories.
Dr. Spang will celebrate this honor at the ASI Winter Party on Friday, January 17, 2019 at the Putah Creek Lodge after the ASI's annual External Advisory Board meeting.
Upcoming FST Extension Activities for 2019
December 13, 2018
Brewing Short Courses – January 2019
Location: Online and in Davis, CA
Take your craft to the next level with comprehensive brewing courses for novice and experienced brewers and brewing industry professionals. Offerings include one- and two-day introductory courses, week-long intensive courses and online courses.
Register here: https://extension.ucdavis.edu/subject-areas/brewing-short-courses
Dr. David Mills on Global List of Most-Cited Researchers
December 09, 2018
Clarivate Analytics has released its annual Highly Cited Researchers list for 2018, and FST's own Professor David Mills is one of 19 faculty from UC Davis on the prestigious list.
All of the UC Davis researchers are listed in a UCD News article by Andy Fell. He explains, "the list identifies exceptional scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence by publishing multiple papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations in a particular field and year, over a 10-year period."
Student spotlight: Food Tech Club president Gary Adrian
December 05, 2018
Gary Adrian is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Food Science & Technology. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, he moved to the United States in September 2015 to pursue higher education at UC Davis. From a young age, Gary has always been fascinated by how food connects people and how it serves as an integral component in many festivities. Growing up around diverse, vibrant, and flavorful Indonesian cuisine, he knew that he wants to have a career in a food-related industry that brings people together.
Dr. Ryan Dowdy is a former PhD student in Associate Professor Chris Simmons' lab.
Dowdy was recently hired by NASA as the Food Systems Manager for the International Space Station. He was interviewed by the Washington Post recently for a "KidsPost" article about what astronauts eat, as part of a larger series of articles about U.S. human spaceflight. The article is titled "Ever wondered what’s on the astronauts’ menu?"
The Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is recruiting an Assistant Professor specializing in sensory and/or consumer science with a PhD in sensory science, consumer science, food science, neurophysiology & behavior, psychology, behavioral nutrition, behavioral economics, marketing or a related field.
Congratulations to Dr. Tara McHugh, who has been selected as the new Center Director for the Western Regional Research Center (WRRC)! Dr. McHugh is the Research Leader of the Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit at WRRC and has been serving as Acting Center Director since last July.
Dr. McHugh, who has received her PhD from from U.C. Davis in Food Science, is an internationally recognized expert in innovative food processing, edible films and nanoscience and a leader in high impact technology transfer.
Technological innovation is transforming agriculture and a UC study funded by a $492,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will explore the booming connections between new technologies, agriculture and food. Charlotte Biltekoff, associate professor and chair of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s American studies program, is part of the multi-campus study team.
The 12th International Conference of Food Science and Technology (ICFST) was held at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) on October 2-3, 2018. The ICFST was initiated and has been organized jointly by Jiangnan University and UC Davis, since 1991. The 12th ICFST continued the tradition of a premier scientific food science gathering with participants from around the world that have links to both Universities. This year marked the 60th anniversary of Jiangnan University and the 5th anniversary of the Confucius Institute (hosted by teachers from Jiangnan University) at UC Davis.
Dr. Carl Winter, FST's Cooperative Extension Specialist in toxicology, focuses on protecting consumers from chemical contaminants of food, and uses musical parodies to help get his message across. Learn about our department's author of "Parodiomics" in the article in Food Safety and Quality magazine, linked below:
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Alberta, Canada, have made preliminary discoveries about how Zika and hepatitis C viruses reproduce at the cellular level, providing new insight into a family of viruses that also includes West Nile and dengue. Now their cutting-edge research will be supported by a $1 million grant from the prestigious W.M. Keck Foundation. The foundation primarily focuses on pioneering efforts in the areas of medical research, science and engineering, and undergraduate education.
FST's Distinguished Professor of Brewing Sciences, Charlie Bamforth, is going to be honored with an Award of Distinction at it's 30th annual College Celebration on October 12.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences bestows the Awards of Distinction at College Celbration each year at harvest time to celebrate the advancement and accomplishments of our college and its impact on agriculture and the environment.
View a write up on Charlie and the other award recipients at the link below.
Congratulations to Dr. Bamforth!
Dr. Bwalya Lungu was recognized for her work as vice chair of the Salmonella committee at the USDA-National Poultry Improvement Plan 44th Biennual conference. She was awarded the Kauffmann-White Award.
The University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and BASF announced a collaboration to unlock new benefits of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). The long-term objective of this strategic research partnership is to develop and validate second-generation HMO molecules as potent bioactive compounds that can influence the establishment and maintenance of the gut microbiome and provide benefits beyond the gastrointestinal tract, such as brain health, for infants, children and adults.
Congratulations to Harris Lab postdoc Setereh Shiroodi, who has been awarded a 2018 travel grant form the Center for Produce Safety.
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) which is located in Woodland, provides the produce industry and government with actionable information needed to continually enhance the safety of produce
Learn more about CPS at centerforproducesafety.org .
Professor David Mills presented as a Plenary speaker at the Korean Society for Food Science International Symposium and Annual Meeting on June 28 in Busan, Korea. His talk was titled "Mammals, Milk and Microbes: The role of Milk in the Establishment and Function of the Neonate gut Microbiome"
Dr. Bruce German's is quoted on research done on the strain of bacteria called B. infantis, which is seemingly disappearing from the Western world. Read the article below.