July 20, 2017

Manny Druga, electricianEmanuel "Manny" Druga has been named the July 2017 recipient of the Chemistry Achievement Prize (CAP). Manny has been working at the College of Chemistry R&D shops as an electrician for the last 15 years. He has grown to love the close knit community and atmosphere at the College.

July 19, 2017

Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaWith one eye on potential bioterrorism threats, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency today announced $65 million in funding to seven projects around the country – including one led by UC Berkeley – to improve the safety and accuracy of gene editing.

Catalyst V 12.1Check out the latest issue of Catalyst Magazine, featuring Omar Yaghi, David Graves, and much more! Read online with ISSUU or download a PDF.

July 17, 2017

Forbes

John Hartwig's SNAP Deconvolution diagramJohn Hartwig, and post-doc Konstantin Troshin came up with a quick and easy way to trial and analyze those interactions using an Excel spreadsheet and equipment most chemists already have in their labs.

Berkeley Lab

JBEI buildingThe Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), was selected as one of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) to receive funding in support of innovative research on biofuels and bioproducts. DOE is awarding the four centers a total of $40 million.

July 12, 2017

Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaResearch now shows that the countermeasure viruses came up with — inhibitory proteins referred to as anti-CRISPRs — can be used to improve CRISPR-Cas9 as a gene-therapy tool, decreasing off-target gene editing that could cause unwanted side effects.

July 7, 2017

June 26, 2017

C&EN

George Pimentel teaching at UC BerkeleyGroundbreaking research conducted in the 1960s that led to the development of an infrared spectrometer that flew aboard the Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark during a ceremony on May 15 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Berkeley Lab

Nanowires shown emitting different colors. Principal investigator Peidong Yang, senior faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division, find tunable halide perovskites could usher in new generation of optoelectronic devices.

June 22, 2017

Kenneth RaymondChemistry professor Ken Raymond has been awarded the 2017 Spedding Award for his "outstanding contributions to science and technology of the rare earths."

June 20, 2017

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna Intellia Therapeutics received notice from China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) that it will grant the company a broad patent covering CRISPR/Cas9 single-guide gene-editing methods and compositions.

June 19, 2017

John Arnold

The College of Chemistry welcomes chemistry professor John Arnold as the new Undergraduate Dean. His appointment begins July 1, 2017.

Thomas Maimone

Assistant professor Tom Maimone was named as one of five 2017 Amgen Young Investigators for his contributions to organic synthesis.

June 17, 2017

The Guardian

A Crack in CreationJennifer Doudna, Crispr and a great scientific breakthrough. An invaluable account, by Doudna and Samuel Sternberg, of their role in the revolution that is genome editing

June 15, 2017

Berkeley News

CampanileUC Berkeley joins five other world universities in a cluster known as the "elite six," in newly released 2017 reputation rankings by Times Higher Education.

June 5, 2017

Wired

Cohen group researcherBEACO2N (BErkeley Atmospheric CO2 Observation Network), developed by Ron Cohen, measure whether California's strict regulations around emissions—meant to help combat climate change—were paying off. But it soon morphed into a public health endeavor, too.

May 30, 2017

Omar Yaghi with the Yaghi Research Group Omar Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Professor in Chemistry, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Albert Einstein World Award of Science from the World Cultural Council.

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.