February 9, 2016

Felix FischerChemistry professor Felix Fischer has been awarded the 2016 Carl Duisberg Memorial Prize by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society).

Ming HammondMing Hammond and co-authors publish paper on bacterial sensing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

UC Berkeley News

graphic with nuclear symbolA new $25 million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) puts UC Berkeley at the head of a multi-institution consortium.Read the article.

January 27, 2016

UC Newsroom

Scientist in lab coatOne hundred sixty-five UC faculty were among the most influential scientists in their fields in 2015.

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January 21, 2016

University of CA Press Room

Mike WitherellThe University of California Board of Regents has approved Michael Witherell as director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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UC Berkeley News

Paul AlivisatosPaul Alivisatos has been tapped to lead the research enterprise at UC Berkeley.

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LBNL News

MOF illustrationOmar Yaghi, Yuzhong Liu and Yingbo Zhao led the discovery of how to weave materials at the atomic and molecular level to produce complex organic extended structures.

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January 19, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Doudna at World Economic ForumJennifer Doudna joined Joseph Biden this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the vice president promoted a major new U.S. initiative to speed the discovery of cures for cancer, what President Obama has dubbed a "cancer moonshot."

January 18, 2016

LBNL News

Plants in sunlight by Roy Kaltschmidt.Graham Fleming is the corresponding author of a paper describing this research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper is titled "Multiscale model of photosystem II light harvesting in the thylakoid membrane of plants."

January 12, 2016

ASBMB Today

Trees. Photo by Keegan Houser.

Researchers have demonstrated quantum effects most clearly in enzyme catalysis and photosynthesis.

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January 7, 2016

California Magazine

Star Trek sceneWith quantum dots seeping into modern displays, our viewing expectations could drastically change.

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California Magazine

smokestacksChris Chang and Omar Yaghi have invented covalent organic frameworks that can transform atmospheric carbon dioxide into a useful building block for biodegradable plastics, fuel, and more.

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California Magazine

Periodic tableThe recent inclusion of four new elements to the periodic table was cause for the clinking of champagne glasses at places where people cook up such exotic stuff, including Berkeley.

January 5, 2016

Omar Yahgi. Photo by Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab - Roy Kaltschmidt, photographer

Photo courtesy Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab - Roy Kaltschmidt, photographer.

Chemistry professor Omar Yaghi has won an inaugural Mustafa Scientific Prize, awarded by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states. The award ceremony was held in Tehran, Iran, in December.

January 1, 2016

LBNL News

Peidong Yang. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, LBNL.Berkeley Lab scientists teach bacterium a new trick for artificial photosynthesis. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.

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December 22, 2015

Nature

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna, a pioneer of the revolutionary genome-editing technology, reflects on how 2015 became the most intense year of her career — and what she's learned.

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UC Berkeley News

Paul AlivisatosPaul Alivisatos and Chenming Hu have been selected to receive the nation's top honors in science and technology.

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December 21, 2015

LBNL News

Electric car. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, LBNL.Nitash Balsarsa and collaborator Joseph DeSimone discovery may enable next-generation cathodes. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.

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December 17, 2015

Science

Science singles out CRISPR gene-editing as the Breakthrough of the Year.

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December 16, 2015

LBNL News

Researchers in the Alex Pines group. (Photo by Christophoros Vassiliou) Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley Researchers increase NMR/MRI sensitivity through hyperpolarization of nuclei in diamond.  (Photo by Christophoros Vassiliou)

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