A single nanocluster of 22 gold atoms

Harvesting solar fuels through a bacterium’s unusual appetite for gold

M. thermoacetica first made its debut as the first non-photosensitive bacterium to carry out artificial photosynthesis in a study led by Peidong Yang, a professor in UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry.

James P. Allison

UC Berkeley research led to Nobel Prize-winning immunotherapy

Immunologist James P. Allison has been jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for groundbreaking work he conducted on cancer immunotherapy at the University of California, Berkeley. He shares the prize with Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University.

Wojciech Osowiecki

Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Wojciech Osowiecki named 2019 Siebel Scholar

Osowiecki is among 8 UC Berkeley graduate students named 2019 Siebel Scholars. Each will be awarded $35,000 and join a network of more than 1,300 distinguished scholars.

Michael O'Keefe and Omar Yaghi

Yaghi and O’Keeffe receive Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' award

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2019 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography to Michael O’Keeffe, Arizona State University, and Omar M. Yaghi, University of California, “for their fundamental contributions to the development of reticular chemistry”.

Chemistry staffer donates kidney
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Jeremy Snowden
Learning to CRISPR
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Kevin Doxzen

Watch Frances Arnold's commencement speech at Berkeley

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