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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
    twice a year

 

 

2017 EVENTS SPONSORS

       
       
   
 
2017    
October   Thursday, October 12, 2017
2:00 4:30 PM

 

For
Seed Central
members only

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Brainstorming session with organizers and students of
TEAM Molecular Prototyping and BioInnovation Lab and the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Programs at UC Davis

Exclusively for Seed Central members
By invitation only

  • 2:00 to 4:30 - Presentations & brainstorming session

Location: UC Davis


4:30 7:00 PM

 

Open to all

Registration opens early October

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

at 5:00



6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- Dr. Jorge Dubkovsky
          Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
          Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Investigator

Topic: Using sequences mutant populations to improve wheat

Location: ARC, UC Davis

November   Thursday, November 9, 2017
1:00 4:30 PM

 

For
Seed Central
members only

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Special DISCOVER session
with specialists from the Core facilities of UC Davis' Genome Center:

  • Genomics and TILLING
  • Proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Bioinformatics

Exclusively for Seed Central members
By invitation only

  • 1:00 - 4:30 - Presentations, Q&As, visit of the labs

Location: UC Davis


4:30 7:00 PM

 

Open to all

 

David Slaughter

 

Julin Maloof

FEATURED SPONSOR

Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

at 5:00

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speakers

  • David Slaughter, Professor, College of Engineering, UC Davis
  • Julin Maloof, Professor, College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis

Topic: The SmartFarm project

SmartFarm will take an integrated systems approach to develop superior plants, smart machines, more efficient farming methods for crops and animals alike, and a highly trained workforce that together will provide a path toward food security in the year 2050 and beyond. To achieve progress that is meaningful to farmers, ranchers and the public at large, plant and animal science research must be conducted at a sufficient scale and under actual farming conditions in addition to the laboratory. SmartFarm will work to develop technological, knowledge-based solutions that allow an intimate understanding of plants and animals at the individual level in order to create novel highly intensive food production systems for urban environments and optimize on-farm management and resource utilization, and maximize productivity in harmony with our diverse, natural environment.

Location: Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis

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

 

Open to all

 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

at 5:00

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker - TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

2018    
January   Thursday, January 11, 2018
3:00 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

 
 

3:00 - 4:00  Presentations by 30+ companies

4:00 - 7:00  Trade show & networking

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis
 

February   Thursday, February 8, 2018
2:00 4:30 PM
 

For
Seed Central
members only

 
 
 
 

Beth Mitcham

 

Barbara Blanco-Ulate

 
Seed Central SCIENCE
SPECIAL SESSION on Produce Quality & Safety

 

Trevor Suslow

Moderator:

Presenters:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
    Cooperative Extension Specialist and Pomologist, UC Davis
    Director, Postharvest Technology Center
    Director, Horticulture Innovation Lab

  • Dr. Trevor Suslow
    Extension Research Specialist, Department of Vegetable Crops

  • Dr. Barbara Blanco-Ulate
    Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

  • TBA

Location: UC Davis


4:30 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Rita Mumm

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

 

 

Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

at 5:00

   
6:00 - 7:00  Conversation in 3D :
UC Davis PhD Student Katherine "Katie" Murphy in conversation with Dr. Rita Mumm, Director, African Plant Breeding Academy; Assoc. Prof. Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding, Emerita, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Member of the Board of Trustees of CIMMYT; Principal of GeneMax Services.

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

 

Katie Murphy

 

March   Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:00 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

 
 

Nothing destined them to work in the seed and agbiotech industry, yet they are today, and loving it.

Their major was not their destiny, and neither was their background.

Come hear their stories at Seed Central on March 8.

This special event will illustrate how many varied pathways and circuitous routes can lead to a satisfying and successful career in the seed and agbiotech industy.

4:00 - 7:00  Encounters, followed by networking

Location: ARC, UC Davis

April   Thursday, April 12, 2018
2:00 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

SPECIAL Seed Central / Food Central event
on Technologies for Organic Farming

2:00 - 4:30 Science & technology presentations

  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Panel discussion - TBA

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

April   Thursday, April 26, 2018



 

Open to all

 
  Seed Central & Food Central networking event

11:30 - 12:40 - Networking & 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

 

   
May   Thursday, May 10, 2018
3:00 4:30 PM

 

For
Seed Central
members only

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Runcie

 

DISCOVER basic research at UC Davis
Exclusively for Premium Members of Seed Central
By invitation only

Nitin Nitin

Premium Members of Seed Central 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:

  • 3:00 - Dr. Daniel Runcie, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
  • 3:30 - Dr. Nitin Nitin, Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering & Department of Food Sciences
  • 4:00 - TBA

Location: UC Davis


4:30 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

at 5:00



6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

September   Thursday, September 13, 2018
4:30 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

at 5:00



6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: UC Davis

October   Thursday, October 11, 2018
4:30 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

at 5:00



6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

November  
Thursday
November
15, 2018

    Special Seed Central / Food Central networking event
in connection with
the Cucurbitaceae 2018 Conference

The Cucurbitaceae 2018 Conference will be held at UC Davis November 11-16, 2018.
We decided to push our monthly event back to the
3rd Thursday of November so we could hold it during this conference and bring together the conference participants and our regular Seed Central/Food Central crowd.
2:00 4:30 PM
 

Open to all

 
  Afternoon session

Topic: Focus on squash and pumpkins

Location: Sensory Lab, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science (RMI), UC Davis

4:30 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

 
 
 

 

Ali Bouzari

 

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

at 5:00



6:00 - 7:00  Panel discussion
  Topic: TBA
  Panelists: Dr. Ali Bouzari, Culinary Scientist, Co-Founder, CSO, Pilot R+D
Vegetable breeder: TBA
Culinary chef: TBA
Food industry chef: TBA

 

Location: TBA, UC Davis

December   Thursday, December 13, 2018
4:30 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

Seed Central & Food Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

at 5:00



6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: UC Davis

     

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