By Kathy Keatley Garvey
"A friendly global rivalry between undergraduate biochemistry students at UC Davis and at University College Dublin, Ireland, is being launched in memory of plant biochemist Eric Conn (1923-2017), a UC Davis professor emeritus of molecular and cellular biology and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
To be called the “UCD vs. UCD Biochemistry Games,” it will be preceded by a preliminary game, the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes, set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, to determine the UC Davis participants. Students (prospective participants) and the public can register at https://tinyurl.com/y33eyc4v. Up to 500 members of the public can register.
“Both UC Davis and UC Dublin are global research universities. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered our efforts to exchange students,” said organizer Walter Leal, a UC Davis distinguished professor of molecular and cellular biology and a former chair of the department of entomology and nematology."