Miller Symposium group photo

Seminars & Events

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Research Seminars

There are many opportunities to attend research seminars presented by leaders in chemical biology and related fields. Please click on the following links for each program's seminar calendar.

Chemical Biology Innovation Group Meetings

CBIG Meetings highlight research-in-progress by chemical biologists on the UC Davis campus. Each meeting has speakers presenting projects that are mature, with the talks often focused on recently submitted or published papers. These meetings are open to all students and faculty conducting research at the interface of chemistry and biology.

All meetings are held on select Wednesdays throughout the academic year in the Alumni Center (AGR Room) from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided courtesy of Fisher Scientific.



R. Bryan Miller Symposium

FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1, 2019
The Miller Symposium celebrates the contributions of Professor R. Bryan Miller in Organic Chemistry that laid the foundation for our thriving programs in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical Biology at UC Davis. The Symposium features top speakers from industry and academia that will share cutting edge research at the interface between Chemistry, Biology and Medicine.

UC Chemical Symposium

MAY 24-27, 2019: The UC Chemical Symposium is a UC-wide symposium for current graduate students and postodoctoral researchers in all fields of chemistry at all of the University of California campuses. It is organized completely by graduate students and postdocs from the UC campuses.

Chemical Biology in the Bay Area Day

JUNE 1, 2019
CBBA Day is a day of scientific exchange involving chemical biology research at the University of California campuses at Berkeley (UCB), Davis (UCD), San Francisco (UCSF) and Santa Cruz (UCSC). The day consists of a keynote speaker from the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, student talks, poster sessions and a concluding social hour.

Chemical Biology Program Retreat

SEPTEMBER 5-6, 2019: The CBP Retreat is a day of scientific talks by graduate students conducting research at the interface of chemistry and biology and features a student-invited keynote speaker from industry or academia. Our keynote speaker this year will be Professor Jen Heemstra (Emory University), and the event will be held at Granlibakken Tahoe.