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June 7, 2016

ACS Central Science

Doug ClarkControlled self-assembly of proteins is being exploited in the emerging field of protein nanotechnology to create nanoscale structures. Simple protein subunits assembled into complex designs give rise to functional materials and devices.

Read the paper at ACS Central Science.

June 6, 2016

Berkeley Lab

Chris ChangResearch by Chris Yang could provide new target for obesity research.

May 27, 2016

UC Berkeley News

DNA helixBerkeley scientists have developed a quicker and more efficient method to alter the genes of mice with CRISPR-Cas9.  The work benefited from input from Professor Jennifer Doudna.

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May 24, 2016

Millennium Technology Prize, Press releases

Francis ArnoldCBE alum Frances Arnold receives the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize in recognition of her discoveries that launched the field of 'directed evolution', which mimics natural evolution to create new and better proteins in the laboratory.

May 23, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Michael MarlettaThe American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, has elected UC Berkeley chemist Michael Marletta as one of 28 new members.

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May 20, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Paul AlivisatosPresident Barack Obama yesterday honored two UC Berkeley faculty members at the White House, awarding chemist Paul Alivisatos with the National Medal of Science and electrical engineer Chenming Hu with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

May 19, 2016

Paul AlivisatosPaul Alivisatos was awarded the National Medal of Science for his foundational contributions to the field of nanoscience; nanotechnologies; and for his leadership in the nanoscience community.

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May 17, 2016

Berkeley Research

Chris ChangChris Chang has shown that changes in concentration of copper at the synapse can switch on or off signaling between neurons.

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May 14, 2016

Commencement 2016Photos from the College of Chemistry's Commencement 2016 ceremony.

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May 12, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Daniel K. NomuraDaniel Nomura and fellow  researchers have found a long-elusive Achilles' heel within "triple-negative" breast tumors, a common type of breast cancer that is difficult to treat.

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May 10, 2016

The Best Schools Rankings

The Best Schools logoUC Berkeley Chemistry ranked #1

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Graham FlemingChemistry professor Graham R. Fleming has won the Royal Chemistry Society’s Faraday Lectureship Prize 2016.

May 9, 2016

UC Berkeley News

A new technique for taking snapshots of molecules with atomic precision is turning up chemicals scientists shouldn’t be able to see.Felix Fischer

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Naomi Ginsberg (Photo by Kelley Owen LBNL)Chemistry professor Naomi Ginsberg has been named one of thirteen Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2016.

May 4, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Chun Man ChowMeet CBE student Chun Man Chow and the other 2016 University Medalist runners-up.
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May 3, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Peidong YangPeidong Yang among six UC Berkeley faculty members elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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The Washing Post

Jennifer DoudnaThe Washing Post interviews Jennifer Doudna on the  heated ethical and legal debates triggered by the discovery of CRISPR.

May 1, 2016

Berkeley Engineer Spring 2016 Issue

Alphabet Energy w/ Peidong YangCEO Matt Scullin co-founded Alphabet in 2009 with Peidong Yang after the pair licensed a patent from Berkeley Lab and the university’s intellectual property office.

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April 29, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaBiochemist Jennifer Doudna has been named a foreign member of the prestigious Royal Society, a rare honor for a UC Berkeley faculty member.

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April 26, 2016


Peidong YangFuels created by artificial photosynthesis are getting much closer to reality.

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