On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology is hosting its annual Food Science Showcase and NCIFT Annual Meeting and Student Recognition Dinner, with a featured speaker. Please see below for the full event schedule!
Would you like to support student attendance to this event? Learn more about the benefits of donating to the Food Science Educational Enhancement Fund. Donors of $50 or more will be recognized at this year’s NCIFT Banquet!
Food Science Showcase Schedule
All events will take place at the UC Davis Conference Center. Parking is available on campus for $9/day.
2:30 – 4:30 pm: Food Industry Fair
A networking event to bring together industry members, faculty, and current students. $50 tabling fee
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Research Poster Presentation
Learn about current research being conducted in the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis. Free, no registration required
Northern California IFT Annual Meeting and Student Recognition Banquet
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Networking Reception
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Banquet Program
Please join us in recognizing this year’s scholarship recipients with some amazing food and company!
FEATURED SPEAKER: Chris Davis, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Impossible Foods
Speaker Bio: Chris Davis is a Research Fellow in Impossible Foods’ research and development labs with a focus on long term research and alliances. Before joining Impossible, Chris was a scientific founding member of Codexis, Inc., where he held a variety of technical leadership positions engineering proteins and strains. He is an inventor on 24 U.S. Patents. Chris holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Southampton, and a D.Phil. in Organic Chemistry from Oxford University.
Title of Presentation: Meat from Plants
Abstract: Meat is delicious, nutritious and loved by consumers across the globe. Unfortunately it is also produced using an inefficient process that has not fundamentally changed since the Stone Age. This inefficiency leads to the production of 15% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, loss of wildlife habitat and is responsible for 25% of the world’s fresh water consumption. In order to feed an expanding population, we need a new and more sustainable way to produce the meat, fish and dairy foods the world loves. Our solution is to replace animal-based foods with delicious, nutritious and affordable meat and dairy foods made from plants.
Join NCIFT members, industry professionals, and UC Davis students and faculty for a night of food, learning, and student recognition. Student scholarship winners will be announced during a three-course meal, followed by a keynote address by our featured speaker. $75 banquet ticket
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