The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a lecturer positions to teach FST104L – Food Microbiology Laboratory during the Spring 2018 Quarter. See http://foodscience.ucdavis.edu/ for course descriptions.
Mackenzie Batali is a 2nd year graduate student in FST. She recently learned that she won a spot in the Grad Slam Top 10. The Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Students should present the significance and fundamental points of their work at UC Davis in a clear, direct, and interesting manner.
Dr. Charlie Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences Emeritus, retired at the end of 2018 after twenty years at UC Davis.
On Wednesday, February 13, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. issued a press release titled "'Pope of Foam' Charlie Bamforth Joins Sierra Nevada Brewing Company". As the company's Senior Quality Advisor, Bamforth will evaluate all areas of production and train employees on beer quality.
Congratulations to our own Dr. Maria Marco, who has just joined the board of directors of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics!
From the ISAPP website: "ISAPP is an association of academic and industrial scientists involved in research on fundamental and applied aspects of probiotics and prebiotics, and more broadly that of human microbiomes and gut health."
Looking for a family-friendly, free activity for President’s Day weekend? On Saturday February 16, 2019 from 9AM to 1PM you can learn about the importance of microbes in research, biotechnology, and food and beverages, and about the proud history of two of the world’s prominent microbe collections. UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day features twelve biological collections, including the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection in the Food Science & Technology department, and the Viticulture & Enology Culture Collection.
The position of Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides food processing expertise and manage access for users of the Milk Processing Laboratory at the Robert Mondavi Institute for wine and food science. The Specialist stays apprised of emerging issues and problems and maintains technical competence in the in the designated area(s) of specialization.
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 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.
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.