Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - May 2018

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 on a first come, first served basis for those who attend**

May 1, 2018    Matthew Lee Settles, PhD, Director, Bioinformatics Core, Genome Center, UC Davis, "A Perspective on Bioinformatics and Introduction to Genome Center Cores" 

May 8, 2018    **NO SEMINAR**

May 15, 2018  Deborah Lenschow, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, "Chikungunya Virus Arthritis: New Insights into Pathogenesis and Treament"

May 22, 2018 - September 2018  **SUMMER BREAK - NO SEMINARS**

Sponsored by the Center for Comparative Medicine

May 2018 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 May 14, 2018  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, and 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

National Science Foundation - CAREER Award Proposal Support

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an initiative of the National Science Foundation designed to support early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

The Interdisciplinary Research Support (IRS) unit of the Office of Research provides UC Davis researchers interested in this award with the support they need to successfully develop and submit their proposal. This support includes a diverse array of resources such as:

Information Sessions:

2018 NSF CAREER Award Winners Roundtable

Date: June 4th, 2018, 12:00-1:00PM (Lunch provided for those who register)

Location: Asmundson Hall, Room 242 (map)


After a brief overview of the NSF CAREER program, attendees will hear from a panel of past UC Davis CAREER award winners as they discuss tips and strategies for strengthening CAREER proposals.

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/GeDRDaDAlI1GZrYy1


A full range of templates, including a proposal preparation calendar, proposal checklist, and sample components is available through our SharePoint site: https://tinyurl.com/y6uur9tw

Individual Consultations:

The IRS team is eager to support UC Davis faculty and staff in their pursuit of research funding. For additional support related to the CAREER grant or other funding efforts, please email irs@ucdavis.edu or visit our website at https://research.ucdavis.edu/proposals-grants-contracts/project-dev/

Advance your Career with Conference Sessions and Networking Events Tailored to your Research Field

Hosted by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), the 2018 Science Research Conference (SRC) Series offers 34 conferences in nine scientific disciplines, kicking off on June 3-8, 2018.

Register now to gain the skills you need for a successful research career. Every SRC features interactive workshops and networking events designed to foster professional growth and mentorship opportunities. SRC attendees also get the chance to submit their abstract and get feedback on their research from the leading experts in their field.

ASBMB Presents – The Art of Science Communication

The ASBMB Public Outreach Committee is proud to offer “The Art of Science Communication,” an online course available for ALL scientists and STEM professionals. We are currently accepting applications for the Summer Session.

Course dates: 

  • WINTER SESSION: February through March 2018 (applications accepted starting Jan. 2)
  • SUMMER SESSION: June through July 2018 (applications accepted starting April 30)
  • FALL SESSION: October through November 2018 (applications accepted starting Sept. 3)

The goal of the course is to provide participants with fundamental training in science communication, focusing in particular on how to present science to a non-expert audience in a formal setting, such as a public lecture. Using video lectures, background material, and virtual mentoring and discussions, the course covers the important components of what makes for a successful presentation, including messaging, generating interest and engaging with the audience. Course participants will be able to use the skills learned during the course in their professional lives.

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Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Information Session

May 23, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM

3130 International Center, 3rd Floor

The PIRE program seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community with the primary goal of supporting high-quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. Please join the UC Davis Office of Research to receive more information about this program. Lunch will be provided.

Register here...

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FDA CVM eSubmitter Webinar 1 Agenda

On May 23, 2018, the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will host the first of a three-part webinar series to provide information on the use of CVM’s electronic submission tool, eSubmitter, in the new animal drug application approval process which was announced on April 3, 2018.

CVM’s Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE) is hosting this webinar to address the FDA Electronic Submission Gateway (ESG) and CVM Electronic Submission System (ESS) registration processes.

Read the entire article for the agenda and information on how to access the webinar.

More Animal Health Topics

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 - Register now!

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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

-Schedule of FY 17-18 Sessions-