Office of Research and Graduate Education


Twenty Third Annual Biotechnology Training Retreat

The Twenty Third Annual Biotechnology Training Retreat will be held at the Christian Brothers’ Retreat & Conference Center in Napa on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  Please reserve this Saturday so that you may attend. Oral presentations by our NIH and Biotech Fellows (2-4th yr) as well as Industry Partners are planned from 8:45-11:45 a.m. and from 2:00- 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $45 per UC graduate student, UC staff, UC post-doc or Community College affiliates.  The cost for UC faculty is $55 and $65 for non-UC affiliates. You will be provided lunch (with wines from the Napa Valley), morning and afternoon refreshments and transport from UC Davis and back (if needed).  More information will follow as to agenda, driving instructions or bus transportation. Please refer to our website for more information on the Retreat Center: under the Events link.

Please return the attached attendance form indicating if you will be bringing others from your lab/office (supply their names, emails and if they will be presenting posters).  Don’t forget to check the appropriate box if you or others in your group plan to ride the bus up to the retreat.  Send completed forms to Jacki Balderama, Event Manager for the Biotechnology Program, by March 1, 2014.  We also require your abstracts for posters no later than March 8, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact Jacki at 530-752-1048 by phone, or email her at Space is limited to 90, so please register early.

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Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

September 5-9, 2014, Washington, DC

Improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases!

For five days this September, experts from all over the world will learn how collaborative efforts can foster global change. Whether you’re a physician, clinical microbiologist, researcher, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional, this year’s conference will help you increase your knowledge and develop your abilities – all with the objective of improving infection control and prevention.

In an effort to provide additional opportunities to the infectious diseases community, the ICAAC Program Committee has made several improvements to this year’s conference.

New Abstract Categories
ICAAC 2014 will debut two entirely new abstract categories, along with updates to the existing categories.

•  E. Experimental Therapeutics
•  I. Vaccines and Immunization Science

Review Updated Categories  |  Submit Your Abstract

Attend an ICAAC 2014 Course
Held on September 5, Courses will provide attendees with an opportunity to attend half- or full-day series of lectures focused on a single topic.  This is a chance for attendees to get a head start on their ICAAC experience and walk away with practical information and tools to apply in their work.

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The 3rd Prato Conference on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Diseases of Animals

VETPATH 2014, October 7 - 10th, 2014 , Location: Prato, Italy

The “Prato Conference on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Diseases of Animals”

has been established by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Structural and

Functional Microbial Genomics to bring together researchers working in areas

relevant to the mechanisms by which bacteria cause disease in animals.

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Free UCD Courses - Faculty Briefing Series

The Office of Foundation and Corporate Giving is sponsoring free workshops in February and March focused on Grant Writing Basics and Private Gifts described and online registration at the following link.

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Interamerican Congress on Zoonosis

Click here for more information and annoucement of the Interamerican Congress on Zoonosis, which is to take place in Mexico City.