Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - December 2017

All seminars will be held at the Center for Comparative Medicine, in Conference Room 1008, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.

** Lunch will be provided for those who attend**

December 5, 2017       Kevin Woolard, DVM, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco - “Intercellular signaling regulates temporospatial heterogeneity in recurrent glioblastoma”.  

December 12, 2017      Hong Ji, PhD - Faculty Candidate Seminar, Assistant Professor, Division of Asthma Research, Director, Pyrosequencing Lab for Genomic and Epigenomic Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center  - "Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understand the Role of TET1 in Childhood Asthma" **Location - CNPRN Conference Room 1001**

December 19, 2017      TBA

December 26, 2017      TBA


Sponsored by the Center for Comparative Medicine

December 2017 UCD Technology Transfer Drop-In office hours

Do you have questions about Intellectual Property? Confidentiality agreements?    Material Transfer Agreements?   Do you have a New Invention?

Then stop by our UCD Technology Transfer / InnovationAccess Drop-In Office Hours

Exclusively for the School of Veterinary Medicine!

When:   Monday December 11, 2017 from  10:30 - 11:30 am

Where:    Vet Med Bld2, Rm 106

This is your regular monthly opportunity to meet with UCD’s Intellectual Property Officer for Vet Med.   

Get information on Intellectual Property such as patents, copyrights, material transfer or get answers to any IP questions regarding your current research.

These office hours, intended solely for School of Veterinary Medicine are designed to serve your needs related to Intellectual Property.

UC Davis InnovationAccess is the Technology Transfer Office for UCD and is part of the Office of Research.

We provide services that connect research inventions to the marketplace and are focused specifically on protecting and commercializing UC Davis intellectual property, and fostering entrepreneurship within the campus community.   We evaluate inventions from UC Davis faculty, researchers, and staff and work to make these innovations available by licensing patentable inventions or transferring tangible research property for commercialization and public benefit.

FOR MORE INFO:  Please Contact Robin L. Stears, at rlstears@ucdavis.edu

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine – Career Opportunity

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking faculty candidates for the position of Director, Center for Paralysis Research and endowed Professor in the Dept. of Basic Medical Sciences.

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National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies & Proceedures Guide (PAPPG) Webinar

A webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on December 8 at 2 PM EST. Registration is now available at: https://nsfgrantsconferences.com/pappg-update-webinar/

Training in Best Practices in Research Program Management and Leadership – Fall Quarter 2017

This course is designed for junior investigators (Assistant Professors, Project Scientists who qualify as early stage investigators and postdoctoral fellows). Space is limited to 15 with preference given to researchers in environmental health sciences or related fields.

Sponsored by the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Career Development Program. For any questions, please contact Pamela Lein (mailto:mpjlein@ucdavis.edu) or Nick Kenyon (mailto:mnjkenyon@ucdavis.edu.

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Davis Technology Series

You are cordially invited to join us for the latest in the Davis Technology Series, a forum for connecting industry, academia and science.  We are pleased to present James Lim, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Xcell Biosciences.  Dr. Lim’s talk, “Cells Under Pressure:  Elucidating the Impact of Pressurized Culture Conditions on Gene and Protein Expression in Primary Human Cells,”  will be presented 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in the first floor auditorium of the Medical Education Building, #1222.

A social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the second floor Bridgeway Lobby of the Medical Education Building, with the light reception to follow the talk at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Lim and his colleagues at Xcell Biosciences have achieved better control of tissue culture conditions that help replicate critical properties of in-vivo physiology that may be key to improved results with stem cells, successful growth of circulating tumor cells, pre-culture of PDX implants and the use of tumor spheroids for personalized medicine applications. Xcell Biosciences is looking to establish collaborative relationships with interested researchers here at UC Davis.  Please see the link below for more information about the company, its leaders and research endeavors.


Please register for the seminar via this Eventbrite link https://dtsdrjameslim.eventbrite.com.  Feel free to contact levenson@ucdavis.edu or Jennifer Black at jrblack@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions! 

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AAVMC Annual Meeting – Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the AAVMC's 2018 Annual Meeting and Assembly, which will be held March 2-4, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. Considered the ultimate professional development event in academic veterinary medicine, this year's meeting is themed "New Horizons in Veterinary Education: Addressing Opportunities with Innovative Approaches." Hundreds of educators and leaders from throughout academic veterinary medicine are expected to converge for the three-day meeting.

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ASM Microbe 2018 – Call for Abstracts

When you submit an abstract for ASM Microbe 2018, you get your innovative research findings in front of top thought-leaders and experts in the microbiology community. With more than 3,500 slots for poster presentations and more than 500 possibilities for oral presentations, your research will receive real-time feedback and recognition from your peers.

Take advantage of this opportunity to be among the best microbial scientists in the world.

Abstract submission deadline: January 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m. (ET) 

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2018 BIO International Convention – Registration Now Open

When: June 4-7, 2018

Where: Boston, MA

California Life Sciences Association is proud to sponsor BIO International Convention 2018! To show our appreciation to CLSA members, we’re offering an opportunity to lock in a discount on the premier BIO 2018 registration packages of Convention Access and Convention Access & Partnering. 

Don't miss out - Lock in your discount offer by January 12, 2018!

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Essentials of Proposal Writing – Online Training

This workshop covers the diversity of donors, key search engines, and converting ideas into fundable projects or research. After the workshop, you will understand how to navigate the world of grant procurement, identify the key sections of successful proposals, and demonstrate the excellence and innovation that propels your project or research beyond other submissions. You will also understand the diversity of the funding community and how to respond to various guidelines.

The training addresses the overall strategic plan for writing grants, including: needs statement, mission, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation, key personnel, and budgets. Our instructor will engage you in interactive exercises, writing, lectures, and discussions to better understand how to research, write, and develop your specific project.

Training session is scheduled for December 13, 2017, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm PST.

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AAAS Communicating Science Workshops

The Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology offers workshops and seminars for scientists and engineers who wish to improve their communication skills and confidence in order to effectively engage with the public. Through discussion, self-reflection, small-group work and practice sessions, our programs focus on the importance of effective two-way communication that respects audiences’ needs and contributions.

Our workshops and seminars provide participants with guidance and support to develop their public engagement and science communication skills, enabling them to engage in meaningful dialogue with diverse audiences.

Contact AAAS for more information or to schedule a workshop.

Nominate your gene for enrollment in the NIH KOMP2 project at UC Davis

The NIH Knockout Mouse Production and Phentoyping (KOMP2) project at UC Davis is accepting nominations of genes to enroll for knockout production and comprehensive screening.

Using services provided by the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program, KOMP2 will be producing and phenotyping ~600 more genes over the next 4 years. We are focusing on genes for which little is known…but also for which the potential for important discoveries is high!

We’d like to hear from you, and which genes you would like us to enroll in our project.

Genes should not already have a mouse available or already be in the MMRRC or another repository…and, again, there should be very little known about it.

Nominating a gene is easy…just go to the link below and complete and submit a brief form. https://www.komp.org/nomination.php

Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students Course

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is offering a course for those interested in a career in science policy, with information and resources presented in Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students. This one-hour course, the follow-up companion to Engaging in Science Policy, introduces science-policy career opportunities and how to pursue them.

Enroll today in Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students to take the first steps toward a fulfilling science-policy career.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) 2017-2018 Sessions

Join Us to Satisfy Your Federally-Mandated Training Requirement:
The UC Davis Research Compliance and Integrity Unit is once again offering a comprehensive research ethics program for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff and NSF funded undergraduate students. This program may also be used to satisfy NIH(http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-019.html) and NSF(http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp) training grant requirements for responsible and ethical conduct of research training programs.

This program also satisfies the research ethics training requirements for NIFA funded projects.
The 60 minute lecture-discussion sessions will be offered at both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Sessions will consist of a lecture by a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. Participants must attend a minimum of eight sessions in order to meet the federal requirements and to receive a certificate of completion for the Responsible Conduct of Research program.  
The Davis and Sacramento Schedule of RCR Sessions are attached as well as on the RCI Webpage (http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr).
For more information please visit the UC Davis RCR website: http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr  or email Mieko Chambers myokoishelton@ucdavis.edu or ORRCI@ad3.ucdavis.edu

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