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CALENDAR OF EVENTS  
   

 

 

 

Events are open to everyone except when marked "Seed Central members only."
Attendance is free.

  • on the UC Davis campus
    the 2nd Thursday of the month, September to May
     
  • in Salinas
    the 4th Thursday of April and October

 

 

2017 EVENTS SPONSORS

       
       
 
2017    
February   Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Value-added afternoon
11:30 – 1:30
Seed Central  members only
 
Seed Central Advisory Board, annual meeting
Seed Central members only.

Location: Plant Reproductive Biology (PRB) building, Conference Room, UC Davis
 

2:00 – 4:30 PM

 

Open to all

Registration opens
early February


 

 

Marcus
Meadows-Smith

 

 

   

 

Matthew DiLeo

 

Venkatesan Sundaresan

   

 

Varghese Thomas

 

Mylavarapu Venkatramesh

Seed Central SCIENCE
SPECIAL SESSION on microbials

Moderator:
Marcus Meadows-Smith
, CEO,
BioConsortia, Inc.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Matthew DiLeo, Application Development Group Leader, Novozymes North America Inc.

  • Dr. Venkatesan Sundaresan - Professor, Plant Biology and Plant Sciences, UC Davis

  • Dr. Varghese P. Thomas - Principal Scientist, Microbiology & Crop Efficiency, Biologics, Crop Science Division-Bayer

  • Dr. Mylavarapu Venkatramesh (Ramesh) - VP of Discovery Research, Agrinos

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

 
4:30 – 7:00 PM

 

Open to all

Registration opens
early February


 

 

Bruce German

Tom Tomich

FEATURED SPONSOR

Joint Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speaker

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:10 - 7:00  Featured speakers

  • Dr. Bruce German
    Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology
    Director, Foods for Health Institute, UC Davis
  • Dr. Thomas Tomich
    WK Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems
    Director, Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis

Topic: Food system informatics: a new knowledge-based food strategy integrating human health and nutrition across the food system, agriculture, and sustainability.

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

March   Thursday, March 9, 2017
4:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Open to all

Registration opens
in February

 
  Special event: Women in Biotech
An inspirational roundtable
   
  Brought to you by:
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FEATURED SPONSOR

4:00 - 6:00  Women in Biotech roundtable

Building on the Forbes magazine article ranking
UC Davis as the #1 school for women in STEM,
we propose a panel discussion and networking event to convene university and industry leaders and students in a conversation about working in biotechnology.
The goal of this event is to bring together women currently working in the biotechnology industry, including UC Davis alums, with UC Davis faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral scholars seeking to better understand opportunities and challenges to working in the agricultural, medical and industrial biotechnology sector.
This event is a spin-off of the successful and well attended Seed Central event focused on Women in the Seed Industry in January 2016.
 
Panelists: Industry   UC Davis
Kristen Bennett
Senior Program Director, Second Genome
Juliana Osorio-Marin
Postdoctoral Researcher
Plant Breeding
Elenor Castillo
Scientist
Sutro Biopharma
 
Nicole Coggins
MCIP Ph.D. Candidate
Cancer Genetics; Genome Engineering
Vonnie Estes
Group Leader, Agricultural & Industrial Biotechnology
Caribou Biosciences
  Adina Boyce
Biological Systems Engineering Ph.D. Candidate Waste Management; Soil Remediation and Alternative Energy
Cassie Hilder
Manager, Business Agriculture
Arcadia Biosciences
 
Julia Wasielewski
MBA Graduate Student
Ag Biotech Business Development
Susan Turner
Sr. Vice President, Research
BioConsortia
Alexandria Igwe
Ph.D. Student Plant microbe associations; bioremediation
Debbie Yaver
Director, Production Strain Technology
Novozymes
Katie Murphy
Graduate Student Maize specialized metabolism
Kate Stuart
Director, Preclinical Development, Symic Bio
Sriya Maran
Undergraduate Student
Bioinformatics; Business start-ups

6:00 - 7:00  Networking

Location: ARC, UC Davis
 

April   Thursday, April 13, 2017
3:00 – 4:30 PM

 
 

Doug Cook

 

 

DISCOVER basic research at UC Davis
Exclusively for Seed Central members
By invitation only

Seed Central members are invited to meet UC Davis scientists who pursue basic research that has potential to translate into applied research of value to some of our members companies.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Douglas Cook, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis and Director, USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Climate Resilient Chickpea
  • TBA
  • TBA


Location: Conference Center, UC Davis


4:30 - 7:00

 

Open to all

Registration opens
early April

 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Joint Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker:
TBA


Topic: TBA

Location:Conference Center, UC Davis

 

 

 

April   Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:30 AM
to
1:30 PM



 

Open to all

Registration opens
early April

 
Special Seed Central & Food Central networking event




11:00  - 1:30  Special Session at the USDA/ARS station in Salinas

  • FEATURED SPONSOR

     

    visit of the research station where, through a cooperative agreement,
    USDA and UC Davis scientists share space,
  • presentation of the research programs,
  • meetings with the station's scientists,
  • networking,
  • catered lunch.

Location: 1636 E Alisal Street, Salinas, California

   
May   May 11, 2017 - Value-added afternoon
1:30 – 4:00 PM
 
 

 

 

Seed Central SCIENCE
SPECIAL SESSION showcasing cutting edge technologies

Presenters:

  • TBA

  • TBA

  • TBA

Location: UC Davis


   
 
4:30 – 7:00 PM
 
 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Joint Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speaker

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:10 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA


Topic: TBA

Location: ARC, UC Davis

September   Wednesday
September 13, 2017


 

Open to all

Registration opens
in August

 
  Special Seed Central Day
at the



The 12th Triennial Conference
of the International Society for Seed Science (ISSS)

will take place in Monterey, California on September 10-14, 2017.

We thought it would be great to bring to the conference a good number of the students we encourage to attend our Seed Central events: from UC Davis, Woodland Community College, Hartnell College, California State University Monterey Bay, and Cal-Poly.
To make it a truly valuable day for the students, we set up the following program on Wednesday, September 13, 2017:

MORNING

9:30 – 12:00    Visit of two seed companies in the Salinas area

AFTERNOON & EVENING
in Salinas with ISSS delegates and “Seed Central regulars”

12:30 – 2:00     Lunch
  2:00 – 4:00     Career fair & trade show
  4:00 – 5:30     Networking
  5:30 – 6:30     Featured speakers

We will arrange for transportation for the students.

 

October   Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:30 – 7:00 PM

 
 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Joint Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: ARC, UC Davis

October   Thursday, October 26, 2017
11:30 AM
to
1:30 PM




 
 
 
 
 
 
Joint Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

11:30 - 12:40 Networking (catered lunch)

12:40 - 1:30  Featured speaker: 
to be announced

Topic: - to be announced

Location: Hartnell College, main campus, Building C, Student Center, Steinbeck Hall - Salinas, California

November   Thursday, November 9, 2017
4:30 – 7:00 PM

 
 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Joint Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis

December   Thursday, December 14, 2017
4:30 – 7:00 PM

 
 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Joint Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: UC Davis

2018    
January   Thursday, January 11, 2017
4:30 – 7:00 PM   Joint Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: UC Davis

 

February   Thursday, February 8, 2017
1:30 – 4:00 PM   Seed Central SCIENCE
SPECIAL SESSION on Produce Quality & Safety

Presenters:

  • TBA

  • TBA

  • TBA

Location: UC Davis


4:30 – 7:00 PM   Joint Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: UC Davis

 

     

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