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Enjoy the UC Davis seminars going on this week!

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Seminars this week…

Monday, October 24th

MAJOR ISSUES IN MODERN BIOLOGY-Qifa Zhang, Professor and Director, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, October 24th, 2:10pm, 1005 GBSF “Decoding the Rice Functional Genome: Progress and implications for crop genetic improvement”

Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry AGC 290-001- 4:10-6:00, 1 Wellman-

GGG Seminar in Genomics & Epigenetics 4:10 pm 1022 LSAFrancois Roudier, INRA/ENS (France), Functional organization and developmental dynamics of the Arabidopsis epigenome

Tuesday, October 25th

Department of Chemistry 4:00-5:00pm Chem 179– Nouri Neamati, USC

Center for Population Biology (CPB) Seminar Series 4:10 – 5:30PM 1022 Life Sciences BuildingAlex Perkins, Graduate Student: Population Biology Graduate Group, UC Davis “Rapid evolution and the spatial spread dynamics of invasive species”

Wednesday, October 26th

Biotechnology Training Seminar 12:10 – 1 PM 1022 Life Sciences (free pizza) (biweekly)-Prof. Kent Pinkerton, Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology & Laura Ho, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Entomology Departmental Seminar ENT 297N- 12:10-1:00 pm, 122 Briggs-Alex Wild, research scholar and insect photographer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (he received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis with major professor Phil Ward), will speak on “How to Take Better Insect Photographs.” Host: Phil Ward, professor of entomology

Epigenomics Focus Group-Coffee at 9:30 am, Talks 10:00 -11:00 am 4202 of GBSF (monthly-every 3rd Wednesday)

Food Science & Technology Seminar 4:10 – 5:00 pm, Room 1207, RMI South Sensory Theater (occasionally has snacks)-Robert McGorrin, Oregon State University, Food Science & Technology. Flavor Analysis Linked to Chemosensory Impact

Geography Seminar Series (Geo 297),What’s Space Got to do with it? 4:10-5:30pm Hoagland 113 (refreshments!)-Diana Davis, Associate Professor in the Department of History, UC Davis. Topic:Environmental History. Presentation title: “The Terrors of the Desert Sublime: Environmental History for a Sustainable Future in Arid Lands.”

MIC 291 Seminar Series 4:10-5:30 PM 1022 Life Sciences Building-Neil Hunter

Plant Sciences Departmental Seminar 12pm-1pm PES 3001-Ken Shackel: “What X-rays are telling us about xylem structure and function”

Thursday, October 27th

Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series 4:10-5:30 p.m 1001 Giedt Hall-Deborah Roach “Uncovering the Effects of Age, Genotype, and Environment on Plant Life History”

MCB Joint Seminar Series 4:10pm 1022 LSA (snacks)-Jonathan Weissman,  Dept. of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, HHMI/UC San Francisco, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, LSA 1022

Postharvest Biology Seminar(PBI 293) 12:10pm 163 Olson-Attend Plant Sciences physiologist recruitment seminar

Department of Statistics Seminars 4:10 – 5:30pm, Colloquium Room 1147 Mathematical Sciences (Refreshments at 3.30pm in Statistics Lounge, 4110 Mathematical Sciences)Noureddine El Karoui Dept. Statistics, UC Berkeley

Friday, October 28th

Biotechnology Program Seminar (MCB/ECH 294) 11:00 AM 1022 LSA-Plant Cellular Engineering for Natural Product Synthesis. Susan Roberts, PhD. Associate Professor. Dept. Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

Emerging Challenges in Microbiology and Immunology 12:10 1005 GBSF (often has snacks)-TBD

Plant Biology Seminar Series 12:10pm 1022 Life Sciences-Zhiyong Wang (Carnegie) “Brassinosteorid regulation of cell differentiation.” Host, Li Tian (

Viticulture & Enology Seminar 12:10 RMI Silverado Sensory Theater-Douglas Adams “Tannin Extraction and Amino Acids: Port and Bleeding Sap”

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