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2013-14 Academic Year Schedule

2014 - 2015 ACADEMIC YEAR

MCB/ECH 294 Seminar - 2014 Fall Schedule

All seminars are scheduled from 11:00am to 12:00pm unless otherwise stated

October 3, 2014
LSA 1022

Organizational Meeting
Dr. Judy Kjelstrom - Co-Instructor, Biotechnology Program & DEB Program Coordinator
Prof. Karen McDonald - Co-Instructor, ECH
Co-Prof. Ray Rodriguez - Co-Instructor, MCB

October 10, 2014
LSA 1022

Big Bang Kickoff
Niki Peterson - Program Manager, UC Davis Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Edward Silva - Program Coordinator, Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center, UC Davis
Dr. Maelene Wong & Jeni Lee, PhD candidate in
Biomedical Engineering (DEB Student) - ViVita Presentation (2012 Big Bang! Winning Team)

October 16, 2014
LSA 1022

Natural Products - sources and inspiration for insect control agents
Thomas Sparks, PhD
Research Fellow, Discovery Research Dow AgroSciences LLC

October 17, 2014
LSA 1022

Frank N. Lee, PhD - Technical Advisor and Lead Architect, Technical Computing Worldwide
IBM Incorporated,
BGI@ucdavis co-sponsored seminar

October 24, 2014
LSA 1022

Discovering Medicine, Discovering Opportunity and Achieving Personal Career Goals
Wendy Nelson, PhD - Senior Director, Head of Manufacturing,
Genentech, Vacaville

October 31, 2014
LSA 1022

Microbial community applications in sustainable agriculture and food processing
Christopher Simmons, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology Department
(DEB graduate & CREATE IGERT fellow)

November 7, 2014
LSA 1022

An Infectious Approach to Biofabrication: Nanoscale Assembly with a Plan Virus Scaffold
James Culver, PhD - Professor, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland

November 14, 2014
LSA 1022

Building a Self-Directed Career: One Man's Journey from Construction, to Aerospace, to Media & Entertainment, to IT Consulting, to Biotechnology
Scott Hamilton, PhD Chief Technology Officer Sony DADC, New Media Solutions, Marina Del Rey
(DEB graduate & Biotech fellow)Presentation

November 21, 2014
LSA 1022

Semi-Synthetic Artemisinin: Developing Industrial Production of the World's Most Important Anti-Malarial Drug
Chris Paddon, PhD - Project Lead Scientist Amyris, Inc., Emeryville

November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 5, 2014
LSA 1022

From Fermentation to Formulation - An Integrated Approach to Bioprocess Problem Solving
Corey Dodge, PhD - Principal Scientist
BASF (formerly Verenium), San Diego, CA

December 12, 2014
LSA 1022

Modeling Huntington's Disease with Stem Cells
Lisa Ellerby, PhD - Associate Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato

Reports are due on Friday, December 12, 2014

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