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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.

Spring 2017




January 10

Tim Oliver (MS '80; BSA '79)
Recruiter and Senior Partner, OSI Jobs

Careers and Interviewing Techniques

January 17

Jin Zhang,Visiting Ph.D. Student  College of Food Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

The preparation and application of nano-scaled fish bones from aquatic industrial by-products

January 24

Dr. Hal King, Founder/CEO, Public Health Innovations, LLC

Food Safety Management Systems to Achieve Active Managerial Control

January 31

Dr. Glenn Tillman, Branch Chief USDA/FSIS/OPHS/EL/Microbial Characterization Branch

Use of Whole Genome Sequencing in USDA-FSIS to support Food Safety Initiatives.

February 7

No seminar due to the SEIFT Meeting at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, GA.


February 14

Dr. Sudhagar Mani, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, UGA

Development of thermally stable cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs)

February 21

Dr. Brian Fairchild, Professor/Extension Poultry Scientist, Poultry Science Department, UGA

Broiler management impact on meat quality

February 28

Dr. Ginnefer Cox, Assistant Professor, Consumer Foods, Department of Foods and Nutrition, UGA

Taste Is Everything OR Is It?:  The Role of Sensory Science in the Management of Hypertension

March 14

College Bowl Challenge
Faculty vs. College Bowl Team

March 21

Dr. Changying "Charlie" Li, Professor, Bio-Sensing and Instrumentation Laboratory, College of Engineering, University of Georgia

Sensing and robotics technologies to address food challenges.

March 28

Dr. Claire de La Serre, Assistant Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition, UGA

Manipulating the microbiota composition to alleviate obesity

April 4

student presentations


April 11

student presentations


April 18

student presentations


April 25

student presentations


Fall 2017




August 17

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

August 24

Chandler Christoffel, UGA Library Liaison Library Resources at UGA

August 31


Sept. 7



Sept. 14


Sept. 21


Sept. 28


Oct. 5


Oct 12


Oct 19


Oct. 26


Nov. 2

student presentations


Nov. 9

student presentations


Nov. 16

student presentations


Nov. 30

student presentations


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!

UGA Bug Camp Tifton, GA at UGA Tifton Campus - NESPAL Building 05/30/2017 - 06/02/201708:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Elementary students spend the week learning about insects from UGA Entomology faculty, graduate students and staff. Participants get a hands-on entomological learning experience both in and out of the classroom.

An Evening with Vince Gill Tifton, GA at UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center 06/08/2017 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name."

2017 Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour 06/12/2017 - 06/14/201708:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Participants visit tobacco farms in Georgia and Florida to view demonstrations and learn about the latest research on tobacco varieties, insect control and any current tobacco topics.

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