Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - July, 2014

All seminars are held in the CNPRC Seminar Hall from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

July 15, 2014                     No Seminar – Summer Break

July 22, 2014*                    Elizabeth E. Waffarn, PhD Candidate, Graduate Group in Immunology, University of California, Davis – “Innate signals guide B-1 cell responses to Influenza viral infection”

July 29, 2014**                Special 2014 STAR Student Presentations (1043 Valley Hall; 12 noon – 2 pm):

Terza Brostoff –                “Development of a monoclonal antibody for raccoon polyomavirus large T antigen” – MENTOR: Patty Pesavento

Emily Brown –                   “Genetic Analysis of Addison’s Disease in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever” – MENTOR: Danika Bannasch

Kristyn Dilley –                 “Expression of sex hormone receptors in canine osteosarcoma” – MENTOR: Clare Yellowley & Michelle Steffey

Katherine Gates –           “The effect of antigen removal on lymphocyte responses toward xenogeneic bovine pericardium” – MENTOR: Leigh Griffiths

Hannah Savage –             “The Protective Role of B1a and B1b Cells in Influenza Infection” – MENTOR:  Nicole Baumgarth

*Cookies will be served

**The Special STAR Student Seminar on July 29, 2014 will be held in 1043 Valley Hall from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. 



Mentoring Mondays with The American Society for Microbiology

Starting in July, The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is offering the “how to” guide to better mentoring. Mentoring Mondays is a free professional development webinar series. It blends virtual webinars and an interactive discussion forum for all-encompassing mentor training. The program is specifically designed for research investigators interested in (1) learning more about effective mentoring, (2) establishing beneficial mentoring relationships, and (3) implementing novel mentoring strategies to improve research programs. Because we all recognize the importance of mentoring, ASM has created this program to teach even the most seasoned researchers effective ways to integrate mentoring into your research programs. Both you and your trainees will reap the benefit of an improved mentoring relationship.

To learn more about Mentoring Mondays and to register, please visit http://www.ASMLink.org


UC Davis Summer Short Course in Flow Cytometry

Sponsored by the UC Davis Biotechnology Program

WHEN: July 14-18, 2014 

This comprehensive flow cytometry course is enhanced with an exciting lineup of interactive laboratory sessions using many of our UC Davis cytometers as well as new instrumentation and software to teach you to a variety of established and new approaches in cytometry. Special guest speakers will introduce new trends in flow cytometry and explain the physical and electronic concepts in light collection and signal processing. An optional “dinner with the experts” evening is planned and lunch sessions will provide a forum for questions and interaction with the instructors.

Course objectives:

  • Learn the fundamental concepts of how flow cytometers work
  • Discuss best practices in sample preparation for flow cytometry
  • Describe standard assays and techniques
  • Introduce new cutting edge technologies and applications for single cell analysis and genotyping
  • Demystify multicolor cell staining, compensation and analysis

Laboratory sessions include:

  • UC Davis MoFlo Cell Sorter: cell sorting theory and practical considerations 
  • UC Davis LSRII: Software setup for successful multicolor acquisition and analysis
  • Multispectral imaging flow cytometry using the Amnis FlowSight Imaging Cytometer
  • Cell proliferation with the Life Technologies Attune cytometer
  • Multiparameter Analysis of Cell Surface Markers, Cytokines, Transcription Factors, and Phosphoprotein Expression by Flow Cytometry: BD LSRII cytometer
  • FlowJo basic and advanced flow cytometry data analysis and panel design wizard
  • Detection of nascent mRNA in living cells using the Millipore easyCyte cytometer
  • Targeted gene expression in single cells using flow sorting and the Fluidigm BioMark

Special guest speakers:

  • Holden Maecker, Ph.D., Director, Stanford University Human Immune Monitoring Core
  • Jolene Bradford, Staff Scientist, Molecular Probes/Life Technologies Cytometry Reagents
  • Marty Bigos, Director, Stanford Shared Flow Cytometry Laboratory
  • Nikesh Kotecha, Ph.D., Cytobank software solutions for flow cytometry

Contact Marianne Hunter for additional information.


One Health Continuing Education Seminar

The Students for One Health Club is proud to present an interdisciplinary look at diabetes, cancer, infectious diseases, and other topics that affect medical and veterinary professionals, scientists, and the community.

When: Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

To register, please visit the School of Veterinary Medicine's One Health Symposium page.

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54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

When: September 5-9, 2014

Where: Washington, DC

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Discounted Pre-Registration Deadline: July 24, 2014

Designed to showcase the most cross-cutting research and groundbreaking discoveries, ICAAC 2014 offers those focused on infection control and prevention access to the most innovative work being conducted in the field. 

Below are just a few of the notable sessions that will be presented this year in Washington, DC: 

Drug Resistance, New Drugs, PK/PD, and Pathogenesis

  • The Challenges with Old and New Drugs for the Treatment of Tuberculosis   
  • MERS Coronavirus as a Model for Emerging Pathogen Discovery 
  • Update on Antimicrobial Resistance and Implications on Control Strategies for Staphylococcal and Enterococcal Infection or Colonization 
  • Network Initiatives for Surveillance and/or Molecular Tracing of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria: Impact of Data in Designing Public Health Improvements and Priorities  

Clinical Research, Infection Control, and Transplant Concerns

  • Systems Biological Approaches to Understanding Immunity to Vaccination and Infections in Humans 
  • Newer Laboratory Methods: Facilitating Detection of Resistance, Public Health, and Infection Prevention  
  • The Latest on Maternal Immunization 
  • Deworming the World’s Children  
  • New Frontiers in the Management of Infections in Transplant Recipients  

Diagnostics and HIV/Mycology/Virology Research

  • Tickborne Infectious Diseases: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Prevention, and Therapy   
  • On the Road to Cure     
  • Hepatitis 2014: An Update
  • The Changing Face of Corona Virus 

For registration details and more information, please visit www.icaac.org


New Faculty Workshop

To assist new faculty in the development of a successful career at UC Davis, Academic Affairs offers a workshop for incoming faculty every fall quarter. This day-long session provides an overview and orientation in key areas of interest to incoming faculty. Topics may include the academic personnel process, dossier evaluation, shared governance, work-life balance and policies, and Faculty Code of Conduct. Whenever possible, the workshop features advice from recently-tenured faculty. The session represents a great opportunity to get together with colleagues to share valuable information about faculty development at UC Davis. A complimentary continental breakfast and catered lunch are provided.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. - Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

For further information, please contact Lynn Daum, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost - Academic Affairs, at (530) 752-2072 or lmdaum@ucdavis.edu.

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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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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.