UC Berkeley joins five other world universities in a cluster known as the "elite six," in newly released 2017 reputation rankings by Times Higher Education.
June 15, 2017
June 14, 2017
A breakthrough in genetic technology has given humans more power than ever to change nature. It could help eliminate hunger and disease; it could also lead to the sort of dystopia we used to only read about in sci-fi novels. So what happens next?
June 5, 2017
BEACO2N (BErkeley Atmospheric CO2 Observation Network), developed by Ron Cohen, measure whether California's strict regulations around emissions—meant to help combat climate change—were paying off. But it soon morphed into a public health endeavor, too.
May 30, 2017
Omar Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Professor in Chemistry, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Albert Einstein World Award of Science from the World Cultural Council.
May 25, 2017
Thomas Maimone of the Department of Chemistry has been selected by the Rose Hills Innovator Program for his innovative research entitled: Synthetic Antibiotic Drug Discovery Platforms Inspired by Natural Products.
May 24, 2017
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 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
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.
UC Berkeley biochemist discusses how CRISPR could affect chemistry in areas including drug discovery and agriculture.
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) that term
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
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).
Recent research in the Leone lab gains new insights into how UVB light triggers a ring opening in cyclohexadiene.