Research

Phaff Yeast Culture at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, Feb. 18th

January 17, 2023

The Phaff Yeast Culture Collection is participating in the 11th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday February 18, 2023. The yeast displays and activities will be open from 10AM to 2 PM at the Robert Mondavi Institute Brewery, Winery and Food Processing facility. Come explore the exhibits about yeast, hear about the latest discoveries from the Phaff collection, and tour the teaching winery and brewery.

FST 290 Seminar Series - November 28, 2022

November 23, 2022

Please join us on Monday, November 28 from 12:10 - 1:00 pm PST, for the last seminar in the Fall 2022 FST290 Seminar Series.  

Professor Luca Cocolin from the University of Torino, Italy will present, ”Microbiome in the food system: challenges and opportunities”.

FST 290 Seminar Series - November 7, 2022

November 04, 2022
Please join us on Monday, November 7 from 12:10 - 1:00 pm PST, for the Fall 2022 FST290 Seminar Series. Professor Jean-Xavier Guinard, will present, “The Flip Strategy for healthy, sustainable and delicious eating… and a coffee to follow". His visiting student Elena Romeo from the Basque Culinary Center (Spain) will present: "Consumers, chefs, and scientists: from gastronomy to a healthier and more delicious future".

FST 290 Seminar Series - October 31, 2022

October 27, 2022
Please join us on Monday, October 31 from 12:10 - 1:00 pm PST, for the Fall 2022 FST290 Seminar Series. Professor of Agricultural Plant Biology in the Department of Plant Sciences, Maeli Melotto, will present, “Plants as Vectors of Human Pathogenic Bacteria".

Paper by Ph.D. student Katie Uhl and Professor Mitchell chosen for Oct. 2022 cover of ACS Food Science & Technology

October 26, 2022
FST Ph.D. student Katherine (Katie) Uhl and her research advisor, Professor Alyson Mitchell, have published the first paper characterizing the aroma profile of blue elderflowers.  Their paper, “Headspace Volatile Organic and Phenolic Compounds in Elderflowers and Elderflower Teas of Blue Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea)” was selected as the cover image for October 2022 (above) for the journal ACS Food Science & Technology.