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September 20, 2017

Berkeley News

Cas9 VectorsScientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a key region within the Cas9 protein that governs how accurately CRISPR-Cas9 homes in on a target DNA sequence, and have tweaked it to produce a hyper-accurate gene editor with

September 19, 2017

Berkeley Lab

Schematic of a new catalyst.Peidong Yang and fellow Berkeley Lab scientists discover critical role of nanoparticle transformation.

September 14, 2017

Paula T. Hammond, MIT

The College of Chemistry is very pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Hammond, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT, will present this year’s Dow Chemical lecture series on Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. The lectures will be held on the Berkeley campus September 18th and 20th.

September 12, 2017

The Daily Californian

Paul AlivisatosAlivisatos is one of the most experienced administrators on a campus -- a campus professor of chemistry who previously served as the campus vice chancellor for research, Alivisatos was also director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2009-16.

Omar Yaghi with his research group

UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry Professor Omar M. Yaghi has been selected to receive the 2017 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) International Award.

September 11, 2017

Berkeley News

Jeffrey R. LongTwo years ago, Jeffrey Long accidentally stumbled across a cooperative adsorbent when he created a MOF that adsorbed carbon dioxide far better than other materials.

September 5, 2017

Berkeley Lab

Peidong YangPeidong Yang and fellow scientists have developed a new recipe for creating synthesis gas mixtures, or syngas, that involves adding a pinch of copper atoms sprinkled atop a gold surface.

August 28, 2017

The Aspen Institute

Jennifer Doudna at Aspen Ideas FestivalCRISPR is the cheapest, simplest, and most effective way of manipulating DNA. It has the power to give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. It could even help address the world's hunger crisis. But, it may result in unforeseen consequences. The technology could lead to intentionally mutating embryos to create "better" humans.

August 24, 2017

Thomas MaimoneAssistant Professor of Chemistry Thomas Maimone has been awarded the 2017 National Fresenius Award sponsored by Phi Lambda Upsilon, the National Chemistry Honor Society.

August 23, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Peidong YangChemists Peidong Yang and Kelsey Sakimoto have turned bacteria into efficient solar collectors to convert carbon dioxide into acetic acid, which serves as food for other bacteria producing useful fuels and chemicals.

August 22, 2017

GenomeWeb

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and Feng Zhang have received separate grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute for CRISPR technology-based projects they both say have the potential to advance the tool's usefulness for human health purposes.

August 18, 2017

Wired Magazine

Jennifer DoudnaOn Wednesday and Thursday (August 16-17, 2017) UC Berkeley welcomed about 300 people—scientists, CEOs, farmers, regulators, conservationists, and interested citizens—to its campus to take a hard look at the wünderenzyme known as Cas9.

August 16, 2017

August 14, 2017

Berkeley News

Farmer on tractor spraying fieldsElemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.

August 10, 2017

Berkeley News

Eric NeuscammanLin Lin, an assistant professor of mathematics, and Eric Neuscamman, an assistant professor of chemistry, have received 2017 Early Career Research Program awards from the Department of Energy to further their work on new mat

August 9, 2017

August 5, 2017

Newsweek

Jennifer Doudna. Still of video by Roxanne Makasdjian, Stephen McNally.

Newsweek spoke with Jennifer Doudna co-discover of the breakthrough gene-editing technique, about how quickly the technology is advancing and the progress she expects to see in the future.

August 3, 2017

Berkeley News

CRISPRconUC Berkeley is hosting a two-day conference Aug. 16-17 that will bring together farmers, doctors, patients, environmentalists, consumers, nonprofits, community leaders and scientists to discuss potential applications of CRISPR technology, ranging from human and animal health to agriculture and conservation.

August 2, 2017

NY Times

Jennifer Doudna"It feels a bit like a 'one small step for (hu)mans, one giant leap for (hu)mankind' moment," Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist who helped discover the gene-editing method used, called CRISPR-Cas9, said in an email.

August 1, 2017

Evan MillerChemistry professor Evan Williams and his co-investigators are the recipients of the NeuroNex Innovation Award for research on Chemical and Genetic Methods to Measure and Manipulate Neurons with Light.