News and Events

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 202, 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 2019




Jan 15

Laura Perry Johnson, Associate Dean for Extension
Extension 101

Jan 22

Dr. Charlene Van Buiten

Protection against chronic inflammatory diseases with dietary polyphenols & strategies for optimization via food processing

Jan 29

J. Faith Peppers, Director of Public Affairs, Extension

Communicating Science to Nonscientists

Feb 5

Southeastern IFT in Atlanta


Feb 12

Dr. Casimir Akoh Writing and Publishing a Scientific Paper and Question You May Have

Feb 19

Dr. Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Assistant Professor in Food Safety Phenotypic Plasticity as a Response to Sanitizer Stress in Salmonella

Feb 26

Dr. Terrence M. Mudiyanselage, Visiting Scientist  Functional Food for Healthy Living: the Sri Lankan Perspective

Mar 5

Dr. Richard Watson, Hart Dairy What is The Future of Milk? - Exploring Innovation and Consumer Trends

Mar 12

No Seminar - Spring Break N/A

Mar 19

Student Seminars  

Apr 2

Woodroof Lecture  - Georgia Center - Dr. John Coupland, Professor of Food Science; Undergraduate Coordinator; and Chair of the Ingredients as Materials Impact Group at PennState College of Agricultural Sciences. Why is Food Controversial and How Can Food Scientists Respond

Apr 9

Student Seminars


Apr 16

Student Seminars


Apr 23

Student Seminars


Apr 30

Student Seminars


Dr. Mark Harrison has been selected as the 2017 Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award recipient from International Association of Food Protection (IAFP). The award is in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the public, IAFP, and the Food Industry.  Congratulations, Dr. Harrison!