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Two Postdoctoral Positions in Biometeorology and Remote Sensing to work on the Grape Remote sensing Atmospheric Profile & Evapotranspiration eXperiment (GRAPEX)

February 22, 2018

We are seeking two highly motivated, organized, and dynamic scientists to fill Postdoctoral Researcher positions in biometeorology and remote sensing at the University of California, Davis (UCD) to work on the Grape Remote sensing Atmospheric Profile & Evapotranspiration eXperiment (GRAPEX).

Postdoctoral Scholar: DiCaprio Lab

February 15, 2018
The DiCaprio lab in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to perform research in the area of norovirus persistence in the produce production environment.

Yeast species named after Robert and Margrit Mondavi

February 14, 2018

To honor the generosity of Robert and Margrit Mondavi, UC Davis yeast taxonomist Kyria Boundy-Mills with co-authors Gennadi Naumov and Elena Naumova have named a yeast species after them: Komagataella mondaviorum. The yeast species description was published as a peer-reviewed scientific manuscript this month in the scientific journal Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (named after the Dutch inventor of the microscope). The publication, titled, “Description of Komagataella mondaviorum sp.

End of Waste project featured at 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

February 13, 2018

Students who are working on End of Waste, the food waste prevention project under the Department of Food Science and Technology, were fortunate enough to be featured at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show. The project team presented their product, Mocha Bite, made from 40% upcycled material. The specific upcycled materials in the mocha bite include almond pomace (the byproduct of creating almond milk) and coffee grounds leftover from cold-brew coffee production.

Register for the Food Science and Technology Showcase on Thursday, March 1, 2018

February 07, 2018

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology is hosting its annual Food Science Showcase and NCIFT Annual Meeting and Student Recognition Dinner, with featured speaker and acclaimed author Harold McGee. Please see below for the full event schedule!

Would you like to support student attendance to this event? Learn more about the benefits of donating to the Food Science Educational Enhancement Fund. Donors of $50 or more will be recognized at this year’s NCIFT Banquet!

FST Students visit the 2018 Fancy Food Show in San Francisco

February 05, 2018

UC Davis food science students were invited back to the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The trade show is put on by the Specialty Food Association every year at Moscone Center.  Over sixty FST students learned about product development and food trends by speaking directly to vendors at the show. For students new to networking, sampling products was a great way to start a conversation and learn about a vendor’s journey in the food industry.

UC Davis FST faculty to present at Natural Products Expo West

February 05, 2018

Natural Products Expo West is the world's largest natural, organic and healthy products event and hosts more than 80,000 attendees including those shaping the future of healthy products.  The 2018 trade show is held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 7-11, 2018.

On March 8, five faculty members from UC Davis' Department of Food Science and Technology will present research relevant to the natural products industry.  Learn more and register at the link below.

Congratulations to the 2018 Marie and William Cruess Scholarship Recipients

January 22, 2018

The 2018 Marie and William Cruess Scholarships have been awarded to UC Davis FST juniors and seniors who are pursuing FST or Nutrition degrees.  This year's recipients are Kyla Broderick, Annie Chan, Theodosia Chryssogelos, Azella Gunarto, Maddison Gurrola, Matthew Poon, Chenhao Qian, Alejandro Saldivar and Adley Tong. The NCIFT Cruess Scholarship Committee awarded $1000 scholarship to each student. 

Recap of the 2017 Pete Christensen Wine Grape Short Course

January 18, 2018

Our 2017 Pete Christensen Wine Grape Short Course was held on December 12 and 13 on the UC Davis campus.  The 2-day program brought a full house of industry winegrape growers and winemakers each day.  The programs were moderated by Cooperative Extension Specialist in Viticulture, Dr. Kaan Kurtural, and included a full range of topics including the latest research on all things vineyard-related. Our speakers came here from all over California, as well as Oregon and Washington.

Recap of On the Road in the Foothills

January 11, 2018

UC Davis hosted another successful On the Road event in the Sierra Foothills wine country, in collaboration with farm advisor Lynn Wunderlich. The program on the 28th of November covered a wide range of topics, from using winery wastewater for irrigation by Dr. Anita Oberholster to micro-oxygenation discussed by Professor Andrew Waterhouse. Microbiological issues from friend to foe were covered by Drs. Linda Bisson and Ben Montpetit as well as Lucy Joseph. Like always lunch was shared to exchange ideas about the future and needs of the industry.

Student Spotlight: Undergraduate Juan Alonso

January 10, 2018

Juan Alonso is a transfer student from Napa Valley College who's currently a fourth-year undergraduate in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Juan is originally from a small town in the state of Michoacan, Mexico but migrated to the Napa Valley when he was only four years old. Juan comes from a family of farmers that planted corn and strawberries back in Mexico, who quickly adjusted to working with grapes. This is the root of his interest in agriculture.