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2017 J. G. Woodroof Lecture

The 2017 J. G. Woodroof Lecture will take place on March 30 at 12:30 pm in the Mahler Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education with a reception to follow in the Hill atrium.

Vireo Advisors, LLC which is located in Boston, Massachusetts, is focused on regulatory and safety strategies for novel bio-based and nanoscale technology development and innovation. In this capacity, she has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs to guide responsible, safe, and sustainable product development and commercialization.  Dr. Shatkin is an environmental health scientist and recognized expert in environmental science and policy, human health risk assessment, emerging contaminants policy, and environmental aspects of nanotechnology. She received an individually designed Ph.D. in Environmental Health Science and Policy and her M.A. in Risk Management and Technology Assessment from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, and earned a B.S. degree from Worcester Polytechnic University in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

Jasper Guy Woodroof was born on May 23, 1900 in Meriwether County, Georgia. He was educated in local schools, The University of Georgia (B.S.A., 1922; M.S.A., 1926), University of California, Berkeley, and Michigan State University (Ph.D., 1932). Dr. Woodroof began his research in food science in 1929 and organized the Department of Food Science at the Georgia Experiment Station about 1940. He was Department Head there for 26 years and served as the first Chairman of the Division of Food Science from 1950 to 1967, overseeing the establishment of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs. He authored more than 300 technical reports and received many professional awards. Following his retirement from the University as Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus in 1967, Dr. Woodroof continued to write, producing 7 books and several book chapters and to travel to more than 13 countries including China, India, and Russia where he advised fruit and vegetable processors. His keen intellect and enthusiastic curiosity about all aspects of food and its contribution to human well-being remained in evidence until his death on November 6, 1998. His legacy will continue to be his many contributions to a wholesome, stable food supply.

The J.G. Woodroof Lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Department of Food Science and Technology, the UGA Food Science Club, and Phi Tau Sigma UGA Chapter.

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


CRSS 8100 - Advanced Crop & Soil Sciences Seminar Series Athens, GA at Miller Plant Science 02/01/2017 - 03/29/2017

Weekly graduate student seminar series - Wednesdays, 3:35pm, 2401 Miller Plant Sciences

Georgia Pecan Growers Association Educational Conference & Trade Show Tifton, GA at UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center 03/27/2017 - 03/29/2017

Please join us for the 52nd Annual Conference and Trade Show to be held March 29th in Tifton, Georgia, which includes our annual golf tournament, a new orchard tour and always -a-hit welcome reception beginning March 28th. We continue to surpass our expectations in terms of number of attendees each year, so register now to secure your place!

MANRRS National Conference 03/29/2017 - 03/31/201709:00 AM - 05:00 PM

The MANRRS 32nd Annual Career Fair and Training Conference is presented in partnership with Bayer, DuPont, and Pennsylvania State University.

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