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 3:55 pm in Room 131, 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 2021




Jan. 19

Dr. Sofia Feng, Ph.D. - PhageGuard
In defense of viruses, not all are bad for you. Phage technology – the basics, and how food processor can benefit from it.
Jan. 26
Dr. Akhila Vasan, Ph.D. -  Manager, Food Safety at the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) Role of private sector: Informing decisions through stakeholder consultations

Feb. 2

Ali Hill - General Manager, Specialty Products at Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts ADM/Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts - Unlocking the power of nature, to enrich the quality of life

Feb. 9


Feb. 16

Dr. Marvin Moncada, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Plant Food Processing, North Carolina State University
Novel Food Ingredients Technology Transforms Challenges Into New Opportunities For the Sustainable Food Industry

Feb. 23

Dr. Kennet Carabante, Ph. D., Research Scientist, Sensory, Tate & Lyle
Method development for sensory perception and statistical analysis

Mar. 2

Dr. John Shields

Mar. 9

Dr. Rachel Itle, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist in Fruit Production and Genetics
Mar. 16
Mar. 23
Dr. Luis Vargas

Mar. 30

Apr. 6 TBD TBD
Apr. 13
Apr. 20


May 27

May 4

May 11




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!