May 2022

Andy Waterhouse Retires in June after 31 Years with the Department of Viticulture & Enology Caroline Firman May 27, 2022

Thank you to Professor Andrew Waterhouse for all he has done for the department and the university.  He will be retiring at the end of June 2022.  He has served as department chair, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, and, most recently, Director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. He has been a great mentor to many students and is always ready with an industry connection when a student is looking for that first internship.

Heard it Through the Grapevine Caroline Firman May 27, 2022
Welcome to Luis Diaz-Garcia! 

The Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis is excited to announce that Luis Diaz-Garcia will be joining the department as a new faculty member and grape breeder, starting July 1, 2022! Welcome to UC Davis V&E! Ted Rieger has written a nice introduction to Luis, which can be found here.
 

Department Seminar Series - May 25, 2022 Zann Gates May 24, 2022
You are invited to attend the Food Science department seminar on Wednesday May 25, 2022 at 4:10 PM PDT. 

Course Profile: VEN 125L

May 24, 2022

VEN 125L Sensory Evaluation of Wine Laboratory
Hildegarde Heymann 

The sensory evaluation of wine laboratory tries to do four things simultaneously, in only 10 weeks! The four objectives are:  

Research Profile: Montpetit Lab

May 24, 2022

The people: Research in the Montpetit lab is driven by a dedicated group of scientists at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and staff levels. Current members of the lab arrived here at UC Davis from other parts of California, the US, Canada, and Japan.  

Student Profile: Mireia Domenech Lopez

May 24, 2022

Student standing:
Second year M.Sc. candidate  

Degree/Focus/interest areas:
Viticulture and Enology. My focus is on precision viticulture, GIS and phenotyping genetic mapping populations  

Where are you from originally?
Sant Martí Sarroca, Barcelona, Spain  

Department Seminar Series - May 18, 2022 Zann Gates May 16, 2022
You are invited to attend the Food Science department seminar on Wednesday May 18, 2022 at 4:10 PM PDT. For the remainder of this quarter, the first year Food Science graduate students will present their research. This is a great way to see what is going on in other labs.

FSPCA PCQI Course, August 9-11th, 2022 in Brewery, Winery, Pilot Plant

May 16, 2022

FST's Dr. Erin DiCaprio and Associate Specialist Thais De Melo Ramos, Victor Yang from Cal Poly and Xinhui Li from University of Wisconsin will instruct the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)'s Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Course for Human Food (PCQI), August 9-11 at the Robert Mondavi Institute's Brewery, Winery, and Pilot Plant facility's lab and classroom.  

Junior Specialist - Mills Lab - JPF04792

May 12, 2022

The position of Junior Specialist provides technical or specialized expertise in the planning and execution of a research project. The Junior Specialist stays apprised of the research area and maintains technical competence in the designated area(s) of specialization. We’re seeking a Junior Specialist to join our research team studying the gut microbiome. Our team is interested in understanding the relationship between gut health and diet. Specifically, our research focuses on the fundamental biology of keystone bacteria that colonize animal gastrointestinal tracts.

Coffee, honey and beer: Leadership California treated to tasty dimensions of UC Davis foods and beverage research Zann Gates May 11, 2022
How was your Friday morning? Full of tasty delights that feed your belly and your curiosity? Well, on Friday April 22nd, 55 women from Leadership California were treated to early coffees with a presentation from chemical engineer Tonya Kuhl, co-director of the UC Davis Coffee Center, followed by a honey tasting with Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center.  
Department Seminar Series - May 11, 2022 Zann Gates May 09, 2022
You are invited to attend the Food Science department seminar on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at 4:10 PM PDT. For the remainder of this quarter, the first year Food Science graduate students will present their research. This is a great way to see what is going on in other labs.

Avocado Oil Short Course, August 4 - 9th, 2022

May 03, 2022
FST's Dr. Selina Wang and three instructors from New Zealand, pictured at right, are pleased to present their first Avocado Oil Short Course for FST Cooperative Extension. The course includes six pre-recorded lectures and one live-Zoom question-and-answer session with the instructors (with a choice of three dates in August for the Q&A session).