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MCB/ECH 294 Seminar - 2014 Spring Schedule

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

April 4, 2014
LSA 1022

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

April 11, 2014
LSA 1022

Proving Energy Innovation - the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit
Chenlin Li, PhD - Research Scientist, Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA

April 18, 2014
LSA 1022

Doing, Communicating and Funding Science
Danielle Lemay, PhD - Assistant Research Faculty
Genome Center, UC Davis

April 25, 2014
LSA 1022

Developing Drugs at Bayer HealthCare - Complementing Internal Expertise with Partnering
Terry Hermiston, PhD - VP US Biologics Research, Site Head, US Innovation Center
Chris Haskell, PhD - Head, US Science Hub <
Bayer HealthCare, San Francisco, CA


May 2, 2014
LSA 1022

Peptide Epoxyketone Proteasome Inhibitors: From Dirt to Drugs
Chris Kirk - Vice President, Researchy
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, S. San Francisco

May 9, 2014
LSA 1022

Targeting NOTCH and WNT Signaling Pathways: Using Patient Derived Tumor Models to Predict Response and Impact on Cancer Stem Cells
Christopher Murriel, PhD - Senior Scietist
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , Redwood City

May 16, 2014
LSA 1022

The Vision for the New World Food Center
Roger Beach, PhD -Director
World Food Center, UC Davis

May 23, 2014
LSA 1022

Strategy Consulting: Life at the Intersection of Science and Business
Vivek Mittal, PhD - Partner
Health Advances, LLC, San Francisco

May 30, 2014
1065 Kemper Hall

Plant Biotechnology: the Future is in Transient Expression Processes
Yuri Gleba, PhD -CEO
Icon Genetics GmbH, Germany
CREATE-IGERT Distinguished Lecturer


 

 

MCB/ECH 294 Seminar - 2014 Winter Schedule

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

January 10, 2014
LSA 1022

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

January 17, 2014
LSA 1022

Exploring Evolutionary Design Principles of Cellular Networks for Industrial Applications
Adam Arkin, PhD -

January 24, 2014
LSA 1022

Addressing "Stunting" in Children Through the African Orphan Crops Consortium
Howard Yana Shapiro, PhD - Chief Agricultrual Officer
Mars Incorporated,
Senior Fellow, Plant Sciences - College of Ag & Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

January 31, 2014
LSA 1022

The Immunology of Autism Leads to Diagnostic Tests
Julie Van De Water, PhD - Director
UC Davis Center for Children's Environmental Health Div. of Rheumatology/Allergy & Clinical Immuinology, UC Davis

February 7, 2014
LSA 1022

D40 (Design for Others) to Move Science Forward
Gary Nagamori - VP Project Director & National Practice Leader, Emergengin Trends
HDR, Inc., San Francisco, CA

February 14, 2014
LSA 1022

Regulating IL-1B Activity with Gevokizumab, a Therapeutic Antibody with a Novel Allosteric Mechanism of Action
Marina Roell, PhD - Director, Molecular Interactions & Research Informatics Preclinical Research
XOMA Corp, Berkeley, CA

February 21, 2014
LSA 1022

Amplimmune: Building a Novel Immunotherapy Company
Mike Richmond, PhD - President and CEO
Amplimmunen, Gaithersburg, MD

February 28, 2014
LSA 1022

Challenges for the Production of Fragrance Compounds Using Biotechnology
Ayelet Fishman, PhD - Professor Dept. Biotechnology and Food Engineering Technion
Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

March 7, 2014
LSA 1022

The Vision for the New World Food Center
Roger Beachy, PhD - Director, World Food Center
UC Davis

March 14, 2014
LSA 1022

Xpert MTB/Rif: Emerging Global Impact of a New Diagnostic Technology
David Pershing, PhD -Executive VP and Chief Medical and Technology Officer
Cepheid, Berkeley, CA

 

 

MCB/ECH 294 Seminar - 2013 Fall Schedule

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

September 27, 2013
LSA 1022

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

October 4, 2013
LSA 1022

Big Bang Kickoff
Niki Peterson - Program Manager, Child Family Inst. for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, UC Davis
Edward Silva - Program Coordinator, Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center, UC Davis
ViVita Presentation (Big Bang Winners)
Maelene Wong, Jeni Lee, and Gina MacBarb

October 11, 2013
LSA 1022

Towards a Sustainable Future With Industrial Biotechnology
Boonchai Boonyaratanakornkit, PhD - Fermentation Engineer
DuPont, Wilmington, DE

October 18, 2013
LSA 1022

Immunotherapy of Cancer
Jim Breitmeyer, MD, PhD -President
Bavarian Nordic, Inc., Mountain View, CA

October 25 , 2013
LSA 1022

Life Sciences: Are We All Social Impact Investors Now?
Constance McKee, MBA - President & CEO
Manzanita Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Woodside, CA

November 1 2013
LSA 1022

An Aggie Biochemist Who Went to Law School Answers: How Are Biotech Discoveries Patentable?
Shane Smith, PhD - Associate
McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Menlo Park, CA

November 8, 2013
LSA 1022

A Metabolomics Approach for Biomarker Discovery in Plants and Human Disease
John Ryals, PhD - CEO
Metabolon, Durham, NC

November 15, 2013
LSA 1022

History of a Paradigm-Busting Therapy for Breast Cancer...Herceptin
Mike Shepard, PhD - CEO
Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., San Diego, CA

November 22, 2013
LSA 1022

From Bench Scientist to CEO: Different Roles, Same Strategy
Julie Cherrington, PhD - CEO
Pathway Therapeutics, San Francisco, CA

November 29, 2013

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

December 6, 2013
LSA 1022

Bayer Biologics: Developing Microbe Based Sustainable Solutions for Agricultural Pest Management and Crop Improvement
Damian Curtis, PhD - Sr Scientist, Dept. of Microbiology
Bayer CropScience, San Francisco, CA

Adrian Duehl, PhD - Scientist II, Dept. of Invertebrate & Pathogen Biology
Bayer CropScience, San Francisco, CA

 

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