A 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.
May 24, 2017
May 12, 2017
A team of Berkeley undergrads, including two from CBE, have won the Tech Innovation design challenge in the 2017 L’Oréal USA Brandstorm.
May 10, 2017
May 4, 2017
Alexandra East-Seletsky, Jennifer Doudna, and fellow researchers have described 10 new CRISPR enzymes that, once activated, behave like Pac-Man to chew up RNA in a way that could be used as sensitive detectors of infectious viruses.
May 2, 2017
Part of the 2017 Berkeley Summer Reading List, A Crack in Creation discusses the origin and impact of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology co-invented by UC Berkeley biologist Jennifer Doudna.
April 26, 2017
David Chandler, pillar of the physical chemistry scientific community and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, died April 18, 2017 at the age of 72 at his home in Berkeley, CA after a valiant twenty-year battle with prostate cancer.
April 19, 2017
The 2017 Japan Prize in the life sciences was presented to the two inventors of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool that is revolutionizing biological research and medical treatment.
CBE alum Bernardo Gouveia is among the 30 chosen recipients to receive the 2017 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
April 18, 2017
UC Berkeley biochemist discusses how CRISPR could affect chemistry in areas including drug discovery and agriculture.
A study analyzed data from two internal surveys of Ph.D. students at Berkeley, indicated that underrepresented groups engage in publishing activity at significantly lower rates than more represented male students. Berkeley's College of Chemistry was a noted exception.
April 13, 2017
Scientists have developed a box that can convert low-humidity air into water, producing several litres every 12 hours.
The University of California, the University of Vienna and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively UC) on Wednesday, April 12, filed an appeal to overturn a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
An MOF synthesized by Omar Yaghi is being used by MIT engineers to construct a water harvester that sucks water from dry air and condenses it for drinking.
April 12, 2017
Recent research in the Leone lab gains new insights into how UVB light triggers a ring opening in cyclohexadiene.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of 228 members, including 188 fellows, five of whom are scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
April 11, 2017
Chemistry professor emerita Judith Klinman has received the 2017 Willard Gibbs Medal Award of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society.
April 7, 2017
Richmond Sarpong among 7 Berkeley 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship recipients.
March 24, 2017
The European Patent Office will grant patent rights over the use of CRISPR in all cell types to a University of California team, contrasting with a recent decision in the U.S.
March 21, 2017
The IGI has awarded one of its first two Entrepreneurial Fellowships to Benjamin Oakes, a joint graduate student in the Doudna and Savage labs. Benjamin Oakes plans to improve CRISPR gene replacement. Also receiving the award is Dr. Alex Schultink, who will use the EFP funding to find disease resistance genes in plants.
Jamie Cate and Jennifer Doudna develop chemical compound that halts the production of a small set of proteins while leaving general protein production untouched suggests a new drug search strategy: Find compounds that target undesired proteins before they are even made.