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Global Symposium: Chemical Ecologists Celebrate 'Life and Legacy of Wittko Francke'

He was a giant in the field of chemical ecology but he was much more than that.   An online global symposium celebrating “The Life...

Gathering in the hotel Onsen Ryokan (from left) the late Wittko Francke, the late Professor Kenji Moro of Tokyo University, Francke's widow, Heidi; and Mori's widow, Keiko. Kenji Mori was another giant in chemical ecology who passed away April 16, 2019. (Screenshot from April 3rd celebration of Life and Legacy of Wittko Francke)
Gathering in the hotel Onsen Ryokan (from left) the late Wittko Francke, the late Professor Kenji Moro of Tokyo University, Francke's widow, Heidi; and Mori's widow, Keiko. Kenji Mori was another giant in chemical ecology who passed away April 16, 2019. (Screenshot from April 3rd celebration of Life and Legacy of Wittko Francke)

Gathering in the hotel Onsen Ryokan (from left) the late Wittko Francke, the late Professor Kenji Moro of Tokyo University, Francke's widow, Heidi; and Mori's widow, Keiko. Kenji Mori was another giant in chemical ecology who passed away April 16, 2019. (Screenshot from April 3rd celebration of Life and Legacy of Wittko Francke)

Professor Monika Hilker  of the Free University of Berlin shares her memories of Wittko Francke. (Screenshot)
Professor Monika Hilker of the Free University of Berlin shares her memories of Wittko Francke. (Screenshot)

Professor Monika Hilker of the Free University of Berlin shares her memories of Wittko Francke. (Screenshot)

Internationally known organic chemist Wittko Francke was known for his abundant and cherished wine cellar. (Screenshot)
Internationally known organic chemist Wittko Francke was known for his abundant and cherished wine cellar. (Screenshot)

Internationally known organic chemist Wittko Francke was known for his abundant and cherished wine cellar. (Screenshot)

A dinner party at the home of Wittko and Heidi Francke; Wittko is pouring wine. (Screenshot)
A dinner party at the home of Wittko and Heidi Francke; Wittko is pouring wine. (Screenshot)

A dinner party at the home of Wittko and Heidi Francke; Wittko is pouring wine. (Screenshot)

Michael Francke, the youngest of Wittko and Heidi Francke's sons, talks about his father. (Screenshot)
Michael Francke, the youngest of Wittko and Heidi Francke's sons, talks about his father. (Screenshot)

Michael Francke, the youngest of Wittko and Heidi Francke's sons, talks about his father. (Screenshot)

Chemical ecology icon Wendell Roelofs, emeritus professor, Cornell University, and his wife, Joanna, lead a toast to the late Wittko Francke as others join in. (Screenshot)
Chemical ecology icon Wendell Roelofs, emeritus professor, Cornell University, and his wife, Joanna, lead a toast to the late Wittko Francke as others join in. (Screenshot)

Chemical ecology icon Wendell Roelofs, emeritus professor, Cornell University, and his wife, Joanna, lead a toast to the late Wittko Francke as others join in. (Screenshot)

Christian Francke, the oldest of Wittko and Heidi's two sons, reveals that his father secretly donated much-needed sponsor funds to an International Society of Chemical Ecology convention using a phony business name, Daaks-Chemical Fund. (Screenshot)
Christian Francke, the oldest of Wittko and Heidi's two sons, reveals that his father secretly donated much-needed sponsor funds to an International Society of Chemical Ecology convention using a phony business name, Daaks-Chemical Fund. (Screenshot)

Christian Francke, the oldest of Wittko and Heidi's two sons, reveals that his father secretly donated much-needed sponsor funds to an International Society of Chemical Ecology convention using a phony business name, Daaks-Chemical Fund. (Screenshot)

Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources

Why Do Some COVID-19 Patients Recover and Some Don't?

The statistics are staggering, shattering and incredibly sad. Of the more than 30 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States, 547,000...

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family, Health, Innovation

March 10: Biochemistry, COVID-19, UC Davis and Cardiff University All Rolled Into One

If you want to learn about biochemistry, COVID-19, UC Davis and Cardiff University, all rolled into one—and reap an educational and...

The March 10th event pits undergraduate students in biochemistry from two global universities: UC Davis and Cardiff University
The March 10th event pits undergraduate students in biochemistry from two global universities: UC Davis and Cardiff University

The March 10th event pits undergraduate students in biochemistry from two global universities: UC Davis and Cardiff University

Posted on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:10 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

UCD vs. UCD Biochemistry Games Set--Davis and Dublin

What a novel idea! UCD vs. UCD! One is the University of California, Davis, or UCD. The other: University College Dublin,...

Eric Conn, a noted plant biochemist, nurtured the UC Davis Arborteum’s acacias for scientific as well as aesthetic reasons. He died in 2017 at age  94. (UC Davis Photo)
Eric Conn, a noted plant biochemist, nurtured the UC Davis Arborteum’s acacias for scientific as well as aesthetic reasons. He died in 2017 at age 94. (UC Davis Photo)

Eric Conn, a noted plant biochemist, nurtured the UC Davis Arborteum’s acacias for scientific as well as aesthetic reasons. He died in 2017 at age 94. (UC Davis Photo)

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

Bernie Sanders Really Did Visit UC Davis

As a presidential candidate, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders visited the UC Davis campus in 2016. He's back--not as a presidential candidate but as a...

Bernie Sanders in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus.
Bernie Sanders in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus.
Bernie Sanders on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders at Mrak Hall, UC Davis campus.
Bernie Sanders at Mrak Hall, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders at Mrak Hall, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders in front of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis campus.
Bernie Sanders in front of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders in front of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders on Kleiber Hall Drive, UC Davis campus.
Bernie Sanders on Kleiber Hall Drive, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders on Kleiber Hall Drive, UC Davis campus.

Bernie Sanders in front of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis.
Bernie Sanders in front of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis.

Bernie Sanders in front of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis.

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

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