UC Davis Partners with the University of Sydney for International Workshop

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The Food Security and Food Innovation Workshop took place on October 8-9th at the International Center. Pictured are researchers and delegation from all over the world including University of Sydney, University of Canterbury, University College Dublin, University of Nottingham, CSIRO, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and University of São Paulo. (Bonnie Shea/UC Davis)

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. 

The two-day event included projects focusing on different areas of the microbiome such as the gut microbiome, soil microbiome, host-pathogen interactions in aquaculture, evolutionary genetics of managed animal populations and food safety/handling.

International participants included:

  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE), France
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Some of the many presentations discussing microbiomes included:

For more details, see article by Lisa Howard at the Office of Research.

If you would like to learn more about the UC Davis-University of Sydney partnership, please contact Ana Lucia Cordova at anacordova@ucdavis.edu.

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