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May 25, 2017

Berkeley Research

Thomas MaimoneThomas Maimone of the Department of Chemistry has been selected by the Rose Hills Innovator Program for his innovative research entitled: Synthetic Antibiotic Drug Discovery Platforms Inspired by Natural Products.

May 24, 2017

Berkeleyside

George Pimentel teaching at UC BerkeleyA bronze plaque designating the Mars Infrared Spectrometer as an ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark was unveiled at the May 15 ceremony, and a version of the Mars IRS is on view inside Pimentel Hall. It is accompanied by a display of historical materials and photographs tracing the efforts of the Pimentel team to create and launch the spectrometer.

May 4, 2017

Berkeley News

a Pac-Man game of CRISPR  CRISPR-Cas13a enzymes act like the 1980s arcade game Pac-ManAlexandra East-Seletsky, Jennifer Doudna, and fellow researchers have described 10 new CRISPR enzymes that, once activated, behave like Pac-Man to chew up RNA in a way that could be used as sensitive detectors of infectious viruses.

April 19, 2017

Berkeley News

Japanese Emperor Akihito with Doudna, Charpentier. Courtesy Getty Images.The 2017 Japan Prize in the life sciences was presented to the two inventors of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool that is revolutionizing biological research and medical treatment.

April 18, 2017

Inside Higher Ed

Katie PfeifferA study analyzed data from two internal surveys of Ph.D. students at Berkeley, indicated that underrepresented groups engage in publishing activity at significantly lower rates than more represented male students.  Berkeley's College of Chemistry was a noted exception.

April 13, 2017

Berkeley News

Omar YaghiAn MOF synthesized by Omar Yaghi is being used by MIT engineers to construct a water harvester that sucks water from dry air and condenses it for drinking.

Berkeley News

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna  receiving 2017 Japan PrizeThe University of California, the University of Vienna and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively UC) on Wednesday, April 12, filed an appeal to overturn a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that terminated the interf

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Omar YaghiScientists have developed a box that can convert low-humidity air into water, producing several litres every 12 hours.

April 12, 2017

April 7, 2017

Guggenheim Foundation

Richmond SarpongRichmond Sarpong among 7 Berkeley 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship recipients.

March 24, 2017

The Scientist

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna  receiving 2017 Japan PrizeThe European Patent Office will grant patent rights over the use of CRISPR in all cell types to a University of California team, contrasting with a recent decision in the U.S.

March 21, 2017

Berkeley News

Ribosomes Jamie Cate and Jennifer Doudna develop chemical compound that halts the production of a small set of proteins while leaving general protein production untouched suggests a new drug search strategy: Find compounds that target undesired proteins before they are even made.

IGI News

Benjamin OakesThe IGI has awarded one of its first two Entrepreneurial Fellowships to Benjamin Oakes, a joint graduate student in the Doudna and Savage labs. Benjamin Oakes plans to improve CRISPR gene replacement. Also receiving the award is Dr. Alex Schultink, who will use the EFP funding to find disease resistance genes in plants.

March 20, 2017

Ken Raymond with research group members in 2013Ken Raymond, who, thanks to a new DOE grant and a successful startup, is finding his retirement busier than expected.

March 16, 2017

Berkeley News

Carol ChristCarol Christ, who joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1970 as an assistant professor of Victorian literature, was confirmed today by the UC Board of Regents as the campus's 11th chancellor.

March 15, 2017

UC Berkeley News

EBI buildingUC Berkeley's Energy Biosciences Institute has entered into a five-year research agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production to fund research that meets the growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

March 11, 2017

Tech Crunch

Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR Cas9 technology, or the ability to program genes using a special enzyme, spoke about the promises of this technology onstage at SXSW.