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.
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.
A big congratulations to Hanna Louvau, M.S. student in the Harris Lab, for her first-place win in the student poster competition hosted by the Northern California section of the Institute of Food Technologists, or NCIFT. The honor was given May 10 at their annual Suppliers' Night event, which includes an educational symposium and a suppliers' expo.
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.
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.
Researchers from UC Davis and universities in Denmark and the Netherlands are joining forces in a new research project to reduce the need for antibiotics in pig production by improving intestinal resilience in developing piglets. The $21.2 million, 5-year PIG-PARADIGM project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
A big congratulations to the team of Melissa Huang, Amber Sun, Katie Routt and Nicholas Cheng (all 3rd-year Food Science students) for taking third place and a check for $4,000 in the American Baking Society Product Development Competition at BakingTECH 2022, held March 1-3 in Chicago!
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).
The 2022-2023 cohort of the Professors of the Future program includes one graduate student from the Food Science Graduate Group and two postdoctoral scholars from the Department of Food Science and Technology. The program fosters leadership skills in outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to prepare them for successful careers in an increasingly competitive professional environment. As part of the program, fellows design and execute projects to enhance the professional development of their peers.