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International experts gather to discuss cutting-edge research on milk, lactation and human health

International experts gather to discuss cutting-edge research on milk, lactation and human health SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 DAVIS, CA – More than 100 international experts in milk nutrition, human health, genomics, lactation and computational scientists have gathered at UC Davis to discuss the latest discoveries in milk and lactation at the 13th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health. The symposium aims to foster scientific collaborations between milk science experts around the world and have real-world implications from dairy farmers to consumers. Gregory “Butch” Dias, a California dairy farmer and chairman of the board at the California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF), opened the symposium with a welcome speech highlighting his involvement with the symposium through CDRF, from the very first symposium in 2004. “You all know that I’m not a scientist, researcher or professor,” Dias said, “I am a lifelong dairy farmer from California who invests in nutrition, health and genetics research through our state’s check-off dollars. And your work is just as important and interesting to those of us working out in the field as it is for those of you working hard in your labs.” Presented by the International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC), and managed by the California Dairy Research Foundation, the three-day conference convened Sept. 27 at the UC Davis Conference Center will include topics from “How lactation decodes life sciences,” to “Emerging hot topics in milk science, nutrition, and health.” “We are very excited to host this international conference to discuss the exciting discoveries of science related to milk and lactation and to plan for their application and opportunities for renewed research,” said co-chair of this year’s symposium, Dr. Bruce German of UC Davis. Executive Director of the California Dairy Research Foundation, Dr. Gonca Pasin, honored the recipient of the Most Valuable Presentation of the 2015 IMGC Symposium, which […] Read More...

Scientists From Around the World Convene for 10th Year to Study Milk

Davis, CA…There is no “I” in team, but there is one in “milk.” Thanks to efforts by the California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) and the University of California, Davis (UCD), the “I” in milk refers to “international,” and is indicative of the collaborative efforts of researchers and research end-users from around the world to accelerate the understanding of the biological processes underlying mammalian milk genomics. These experts will convene October 1 to 3, 2013, in Davis, CA, for the 10th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health. An event of the International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC), which was initiated in 2004 by CDRF and UCD, this annual event provides a collaborative and interactive pre-competitive resource platform for those involved in the study and application of science in the fields of milk and lactation. Read More...