Funding Opportunity: NOSTER & Science Microbiome Prize

October 17, 2019
NOSTER & Science Microbiome Prize

The NOSTER Science Microbiome Prize has been established to reward innovative research by young investigators working on the functional attributes of the microbiota of any organism that has potential to contribute to our understanding of human or veterinary health and disease or to guide therapeutic interventions.

Grand Prize winner receives:

Each Grand Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of US$25,000 and travel and accommodation for the prize ceremony.

UC Davis Partners with the University of Sydney for International Workshop

October 17, 2019

The Food Security and Food Innovation Workshop was a two-day event organized by UC Davis in collaboration with the University of Sydney with the purpose of bringing together scientists from all over the world to discuss areas of potential research collaboration to address issues of global food security and create innovative food solutions. 

New Law Sponsored by UC Will Allow Commercialization of Discoveries in State Parks

October 10, 2019

By Lisa howard

California Gov. Gavin Newsom today (Oct. 2) signed into law a bill that will create a new way for researchers to commercialize scientific discoveries made at California state parks. 

Authored by Bill Dodd, D-Napa, SB-442 allows the California Department of Parks and Recreation to issue commercialization permits and set commercialization fees that can be used for the protection, conservation and restoration of resources of the state park system. 

Microbes Make Chemicals for Scent Marking in a Cat

September 13, 2019

By Andy Fell

Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study from the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis, shows that many odiferous compounds from a male cat are actually made not by the cat, but by a community of bacteria living in the anal sacs. The work is published Sept. 13 in PLOS ONE