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BAE’s Dr. Zhongli Pan elected as President-Elect for Chinese American Food Society

May 26, 2015

Dr. Zhongli Pan, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis and Research Engineer at USDA-ARS-WRRC, has been elected as the President-Elect for the Chinese American Food Society for 2015/16. Founded in 1975, the Chinese American Food Society serves to engage professionals interested in food science and technology and in Chinese culture and to create venues where the food scientists can share and exchange ideas for the advancement of food science and technology.

Professor Zhongli Pan to serve as center director for the World Food Center-China

May 22, 2015

Officials from the city of Zhuhai, China, and the University of California, Davis, signed a memorandum of understanding on May 26 to establish the World Food Center-China.

The WFC-China will be the central office for coordinating research and training activities in food safety for various Sino-U.S. Joint Research Centers across the country. A facility for the center is being developed in a newly created economic zone in Zhuhai’s Guangdong province, a region known for its technology industry, economic vitality and proximity to Hong Kong.

BAE team Sensozyme named as finalist in 2015 Big Bang! competition

May 21, 2015

Akshata Mudinoor, Maria Cardona, Nardrapee Karuna, Chris Roberts and Scott Strobel are graduate and undergraduate students in the Jeoh Lab, and make up team Sensozyme in this year’s Big Bang! Business competition held by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.  The team is one of five finalists in the annual competition, which provides a forum for the UC Davis community to collaborate, develop and test business visions and plans.  The winner of the competition receives $10,000.

Nitin lab receives large grant as UC Davis Heads USDA Food Safety Project

April 06, 2015

A collaborative food-safety project headed by UC Davis has been selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The proposal, titled “An Integrated Approach to Eliminate Cross-Contamination During Washing, Conveying, Handling and Packaging of Fresh Produce,” will receive $4.751 million over the course of five years.

Professor David Slaughter named Fellow of ASABE

December 15, 2014

BAE’s Dr. Slaughter has been selected as one of twelve ASABE Fellows for 2015.  This is an honorary status to which members of distinction may not apply but must be elected. This action reflects the high regard he is held by members of the Society. It also recognizes the significant contributions he has made.

UC Davis wins grand prize in iGEM student design competition

October 31, 2014

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) student design competition is an international design competition in synthetic biology – a growing area of biotechnology.  This year, over 250 college and community lab teams and more than 2500 people competed in Boston.  There are two divisions “undergrad” and “overgrad” separated by age.

Leslie J. Nickels Trust research/demonstration proposal request

July 15, 2014

The Leslie J. Nickels Trust, operator of the Nickels Soils Lab (NSL), is requesting proposals for research and/or demonstrations projects for in-kind supported field work (no per acre fee) for the 2015 growing season.  NSL is a unique hybrid research farm (private facility supporting public research) providing a commercial orchard (almond and/or walnut) setting for applied research and demonstration projects just off Hwy 5 less than an hour north of Davis, CA.

BAE welcomes new Assistant Professor Gail Bornhorst

June 15, 2014

Dr. Bornhorst is originally from Houghton, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biosystems (Food) Engineering at Michigan State University in 2007. Following an internship at Kellogg Company, she began graduate school at UC Davis. She completed her Master’s degree in 2010 and PhD in 2012 in Biological Systems Engineering.