Seminars & Events

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Research Seminars

The Department of Chemistry seminar calendar is available here. There are also many other opportunities to attend research seminars presented by leaders in Chemistry and Chemical Biology related fields. Please click on the following links for each program's seminar calendar.

Biomedical Engineering
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Genome Center
Joint Seminars in Molecular Biology
West Coast Metabolomics Center

CBIG Meetings

Chemical Biology Innovation Group (CBIG) meetings highlight research-in-progress by chemical biologists on the UC Davis campus. Each meeting has speakers presenting projects that are mature, with the talks often focused on recently submitted or published papers. These meetings are open to all students and faculty conducting research at the interface of chemistry and biology.

All meetings are held on select Wednesdays throughout the academic year in the Alumni Center (AGR Room) from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided courtesy of ThermoFisher Scientific.

  • November 15, 2017
  • January 31, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
  • April 25, 2018
  • June 6, 2018

Student Invited Speaker (May 11, 2017)

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: 179 Chemistry
Speaker: Prof. Alex Radosevich (MIT)
Student Committee: Toby Sherbow (Chair), Amela Arnold and Rick Sayler

Richard Larock Undergraduate Research Conference (May 20, 2017)

The Richard Larock Undergraduate Research Conference features research seminars given by outstanding undergraduate students mentored in Chemistry and Biology. The Plenary Conference Speaker is usually a former UC Davis undergraduate, who has gone on to become a prominent research scientist. The conference is supported by a generous financial gift from Richard Larock, who is a UC Davis undergraduate alumnus and is now a retired Chemistry Professor from Iowa State University.

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45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (June 25-29, 2017)

The Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis are pleased to invite you to the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium. The 45th Symposium will feature 13 distinguished speakers, plus the 2017 Roger Adams Awardee-Hisashi Yamamoto, Poster Sessions, a Conference Banquet, and casual social events will round out the program.

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Careers in Chemistry (Fall Quarter)

Careers in Chemistry is designed to give Chemistry graduate students an in-depth appreciation of career opportunities with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in chemistry. Professional chemists (and allied professionals) give seminars describing both research and career insights. All are welcome to attend. Please check in September for a listing of speakers.

R. Bryan Miller Symposium

The Miller Symposium celebrates the contributions of Professor R. Bryan Miller in Organic Chemistry that laid the foundation for our thriving programs in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical Biology at UC Davis. The Symposium features top speakers from industry and academia that will share cutting edge research at the interface between Chemistry, Biology and Medicine.

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Professional Development

Graduate Studies offers unparallelled opportunities and support for professional career development, partnering with a variety of campus units to provide programs and resources.

  • FUTURE Program - This program is geared towards professional growth opportunities for biomedical science graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. It is funded by an NIH Director's Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) award from the NIH Common Fund's Strengthening the Biomedical Research Workforce program.

  • GradPathways - This program offers a variety of workshops, seminars and panel discussions on topics of interest to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. It is similar to the FUTURE program, but it is open to all disciplines and has broad appeal. GradPathways is a nationally recognized effort that has served thousands since its inception in 2004.

The Internship and Career Center advisers may assist you with all aspects of your career search either within or beyond academia, or both. Their career services include confidential one-to-one advising with individualized review of curriculum vitae (CV), resumes, and cover letters; workshops and panel discussions; recruiting and networking events; and employer information sessions, all specifically designed for advanced degree holders.