Seminars & Events

Miller Symposium group photo

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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.

CBIG Meetings

Chemical Biology Innovation Group (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.

  • November 15, 2017
  • January 31, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
  • April 25, 2018
  • May 30, 2018



Chemical Biology Program Retreat

SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2018: 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 Ben Shen (Scripps Research Institute), and the event will be held at Granlibakken Tahoe.

Chemical Biology in the Bay Area Day

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.

R. Bryan Miller Symposium

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.