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August 15, 2016

Graham Fleming. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab.Chemistry professor Graham Fleming has been named an Honorable Foreign Member of the Chemical Society of Japan.

August 9, 2016

UC Berkeley News

FirefightersFire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation’s military bases, airports and industrial sites, according to a new study by UC Berkeley and Harvard University researchers.

August 8, 2016

Charles Harris with Ahmed Zewail (left to right)To appreciate the magnitude of the advance that Zewail introduced to chemistry, one has to ponder the minuteness of the time intervals that he could routinely employ with his special lasers: a femtosecond is a millionth of a billionth of a second. It is one second divided by ten to the power of fifteen.

August 3, 2016

C&EN News

Ahmed ZewailAhmed H. Zewail, recipient of the 1999 Chemistry Nobel Prize, has died. He was 70.

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August 2, 2016

New Scientist

NASA enceladus graphicRich Mathies proposed lab-on-a-chip Enceladus Organic Analyzer can sniff out one organic molecule in a billion others.

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July 29, 2016

UC Berkeley Bioengineering

Teresa Head-GordonThe National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a major award to establish the the Molecular Sciences Software Institute. Teresa Head-Gordon, Chancellor's Professor of Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, is the lead scientist at UC Berkeley.

July 28, 2016

Tanja Cuk Tanja Cuk, in collaboration with colleagues at LBNL’s Molecular Foundry, is revealing the previously hidden initial catalytic steps of solar-to-fuel conversion on material surfaces.

July 27, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Jamie CateJamie Cate and fellow UC Berkeley researchers have now found a promising new drug target within that pathway that is appealing, in part, because it appears to control production of only a few percent of the body’s many proteins, those critical to regulating the growth and proliferation of cells.

July 22, 2016

Landry, Xu

Markita Landry and Ke Xu, two College of Chemistry assistant professors, have won prestigious awards from the Young Investigator Program of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

July 11, 2016

Univ. of Warwick Press Release

Stephen LeoneProf. Stephen Leone will receive an honorary degree from the University of Warwick, UK on July 18, 2016.

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June 29, 2016

Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaThe cancer moonshot aims to end cancer as it is known today. One of the key discoveries in that effort is CRISPR/Cas9 pioneered by Jennifer Doudna.

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June 24, 2016

Berkeley Science Review

LiposomeTo help cancer drugs access tumors, Ting Xu and collaborators are making tiny particles called nanocarriers that protect the drugs during their journey to the tumor. Read the article.

June 20, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaTaiwan's top science award, the Tang Prize, has gone to two UC Berkeley scientists well-known in the fields of biochemistry and physics: Jennifer Doudna, for her invention of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, and Arthur Rosenfeld, often called the "godfather of energy efficiency."

June 16, 2016

BEAM magnetic speaker project Bernardo Gouveia of Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM) discusses BEAM's recent Zipcar 2016 “Students with Drive” award.

June 15, 2016

Berkeley Lab

John F. HartwigHartwig, Clark, and fellow Berkeley Lab scientists replace iron in muscle protein with non-biological metal.

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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.

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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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