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.
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:
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. David Mills' research on the gut microbe Bifidobacterium is featured in a recent UCD News story. The microbe can help keep antibiotic resistant infections at bay, according to his research.
Dr. Mills was a senior author on a research article called Bifidobacterial Dominance of the Gut in Early Life and Acquisition of Antimicrobial Resistance. He was quoted, along with Post-doc Diana Taft, who was first author of the publication.
Dr. Runnebaum’s lab works on developing processes for more sustainable use of our natural resources, including those important in winemaking. These processes often involve the development and use of solid materials that can be regenerated and reused and can both replace the use of chemicals and reduce solid waste produced. For example, researchers in the lab have begun studying alternatives to bentonite for protein fining by using solid materials as adsorbents in a continuously operated column.