April 17, 2015
Time magazine has named Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology, to its 2015 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
April 16, 2015
Berkeley Lab Researchers perform solar-powered green chemistry with captured CO2.
Steven Chavez, a talented and hard-working CBE undergraduate, will be starting a Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan next fall. For the first time in his college career, Chavez won’t have to work to pay for his education.
April 13, 2015
Have you ever wanted to show your appreciation to a staff member who has helped you in the past? Or maybe you know someone who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. What can you do to pass on the praise?
April 9, 2015
For the past ten years, Peidong Yang has been trying to make like a tree. Yang researches artificial photosynthesis, a process that mimics a leaf's ability to convert sun, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel. But in his case, the fuel isn't glucose—it's gasoline.
April 7, 2015
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna and biophysicist Eva Nogales led a study that showed how a CRISPR-Cas surveillance complex in the bacterial immune system is able to target specific sites on an RNA molecule for the destruction of invaders.
March 26, 2015
The 2015 College of Chemistry Advisory Board meeting was held March 15-16, presided over by Dean Douglas Clark.
March 24, 2015
Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos today announced his intention to leave his position once a successor can be recruited to lead the Lab. Alivisatos will return to his research and teaching activities as a senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division and as a faculty member on the UC Berkeley campus.
March 23, 2015
Writing in Science magazine, Inventor of CRISPR technique urges effort to explore ethical issues.
March 18, 2015
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering’s innovation incubator lab is open for business. The lab has been created to give student-led projects a formal home in the department.
March 11, 2015
Jeffrey Long and colleagues have made a major leap forward in carbon-capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions of a coal-fired power plant.
March 4, 2015
Jamie Cate and fellow researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast.
February 27, 2015
Jennifer Doudna and James Nuñez led a study that revealed how bacteria “steal” genetic information from foreign invaders for use in their own immunological memory system.
February 26, 2015
Chemistry professor John Hartwig is the recipient of the 2015 Willard Gibbs Award of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society.
February 24, 2015
Chemistry professors Naomi Ginsberg and Thomas Maimone are winners of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
February 18, 2015
CBE's Smit and co-workers are screening hundreds of thousands of possible methane storage materials.
February 9, 2015
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) battery scientist Nitash Balsara has worked for many years trying to find a way to improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.
February 6, 2015
Chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Clayton Radke has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
February 5, 2015
Several hundred guests crowded the lobby of the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences last night (Feb. 4) as the campus celebrated the launch of the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), a partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers and the biopharmaceutical industry to perfect new gene-editing techniques and apply them to drug development and global health in general.
February 3, 2015
The 2015 King Faisal International Prize for Science has been awarded to Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi. He shares the award with Michael Grätzel of the Swiss Federal Institute of Techology.