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Food Science Seminars


The Food Science seminars are scheduled every Thursday during fall semester and every Tuesday during spring semester. Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at 3:35 pm in Room 131, Food Science building, Athens. Varied topics of interest are presented by speakers from academia, government and industry. The schedule below is updated as information becomes available. In addition to regularly scheduled seminars, special seminars and Food Science graduate student defenses are listed. All seminars are open to the public. Degree award dates of alumni from our department are noted in parentheses.

Fall 2017




Aug 17

Dr. Rakesh Singh, Dr. Mark Harrison, Danny Morris and Vickie Harris Welcome and Departmental Policy Review

Aug 24

Chandler Christoffel, UGA Library Liaison Library Resources at UGA

Aug 31

Dr. Mary Ann Johnson and Diane Hartzell, UGA Obesity Initiative
UGA Obesity Initiative

Sept 7

Dr. Hendrik den Bakker, University of Georgia

Food Safety Informatics, from microbial whole genome sequencing and beyond

Sept 14

Dr. Brian Bedard, Executive Director of the GMA Science and Education Foundation
GMA Science and Education Foundation

Sept 21

Dr. Jin Zhang, Visiting Scholar
Cellulose nanofiber-based coatings for extending shelf life of whole and fresh-cut cantaloupes: effects on quality and microbiological safety

Sept 28

Dr. Mario G. Ferruzzi, North Carolina State University Impact of food and physiological factors in the bioavailability and metabolism of plant (poly)phenolics

Oct 5

Dr. Floirendo Flores, Visiting Scholar
Development of encapsulated bioactive compounds: Trends and issues

Oct 12

Dr. Wm. Stewart Mounts, Jr. & Chef Steve, College of Coastal Georgia Coastal College of Georgia Culinary Group ICE Program

Oct 19

Dr. Damanna Ramkishan Rao, Retired National Program Leader, Division of Food Safety, USDA/NIFA
Food Safety for Food Security

Oct 26

Dr. Xiangyu Deng, University of Georgia
Quasi-metagenomics detection and subtyping of Salmonella from food samples

Nov 2

Dr. Maria Navarro, University of Georgia


Nov 9

Dr. Abhinav Mishra, University of Georgia

System modeling approach in food safety

Nov 16

Ben Williams, Coca-Cola


Nov 30



Dr. Mark Harrison has been selected as the 2017 Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award recipient from International Association of Food Protection (IAFP). The award is in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the public, IAFP, and the Food Industry.  Congratulations, Dr. Harrison!

Fall 2017 Seminar Series, Dr. Damanna Rao 10/19/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Dr. Damanna Rao, Retired National Program Leader, Division of Food Safety, USDA/NIFA will present his seminar titled, "Food Safety for Food Security" on Thursday, October 19, at 3:30pm in room 131 Food Science Building. The event will be broadcasted via Zoom at

Major Madness Athens, GA at UGA Science Learning Center 10/23/2017 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Come enjoy free food and have a look into the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Each department will have a booth to showcase each major within our college.

MANRRS General Body Meeting ATHENS, GA at Conner Hall 10/25/2017 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Amanda Stephens will be coming to discuss study abroad opportunities. The MANRRS team will be dressing up in costumes and sharing cultural foods.

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