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June 23, 2015

The Gruber Foundation

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier are being recognized for their joint creation of a revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9.

June 16, 2015


(From left) Richard Saykally, David Prendergast, Jacob Smith and Royce Lam. (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt)Berkeley Lab researchers peeling back the veil on a critical but short-lived molecule.

June 15, 2015


Alexis BellResearchers at Energy Biosciences Institute develop process for drop-in aviation biofuel

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June 11, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Xu and CastilloKe Xu and Juan-Pablo Castillo have been have been selected as 2015 Pew scholars, a program for investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

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 synthesis of jetfuel New method for making aviation fuel could cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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Illustration of water by Jackie Ferrentino.From steam to ice, water continues to mystify. Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino.

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June 8, 2015


Chuck ShankProfessor Emeritus and former Berkeley Lab Director Chuck Shank has been named by President Obama as one of two recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award.

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June 4, 2015

New York TImes

Arlene BlumHere’s how lax U.S. regulation risks consumer health.

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June 3, 2015

Student in biochem lab.

A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk.

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June 2, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Student in labStudy finds gender stereotyping in which men are more strongly associated with science than women has been found in some unlikely countries.

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June 1, 2015


Jessica Su with peptide sythensis robot.At LBNL's Molecular Foundry, two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines have joined the search for new antimicrobial compounds.

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May 29, 2015

Markita Landry

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce that Markita Landry, currently a postdoc in MIT’s chemical engineering department, will join the faculty as an assistant professor on July 1, 2016.

May 26, 2015


The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC); Chu HallNew Solar Energy Research Center will foster development of fuels from sunlight; building will be named for Steven Chu, former Berkeley Lab Director and Energy Secretary

UC Berkeley News Center

Ke XuFive new faculty innovators have joined the ranks of the Bakar Fellows Program

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May 22, 2015

David Limmer

The chemistry department is pleased to announce the appointment of David Limmer as Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning July 1, 2016.

May 21, 2015


DOE logoTwo College of Chemistry professors are among the nine winners of the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the Department of Energy (DOE)’s highest scientific honor.

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May 20, 2015

CBE winners of 2014 Big Ideas A group of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students won a second place award in UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas competition.

May 19, 2015

Leah Rubin Shen

Chemistry graduate student Leah Rubin Shen will finish her Ph.D. this summer and then head to Washington, DC, for a one-year adventure as one of two American Chemical Society Congressional Fellows.

May 18, 2015

The Washington Post

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and fellow CRISPR scientists are strongly discouraging their colleagues from attempting any germline editing in humans.

May 14, 2015

Richmond SarpongChemistry professor Richmond Sarpong is the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Synthetic Chemistry Award for 2015.