UC Berkeley alumna Alison Narayan wants to turn the enzymes used by cyanobacteria to produce a life-threatening paralysis poison—saxitoxin—into machines that build lifesaving drugs.
August 22, 2016
August 18, 2016
Metal-organic frameworks provide a new platform for solving the structure of hard-to-study samples.
August 17, 2016
For a simple compound that is central to almost every aspect of our existence, water remains fiendishly difficult to understand.
August 15, 2016
Chemistry professor Graham Fleming has been named an Honorable Foreign Member of the Chemical Society of Japan.
August 9, 2016
Fire-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
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
Ahmed H. Zewail, recipient of the 1999 Chemistry Nobel Prize, has died. He was 70.
August 2, 2016
Rich Mathies proposed lab-on-a-chip Enceladus Organic Analyzer can sniff out one organic molecule in a billion others.
July 29, 2016
The 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, 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
Jamie 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
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
Prof. Stephen Leone will receive an honorary degree from the University of Warwick, UK on July 18, 2016.
June 29, 2016
The 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.
June 24, 2016
To 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
Taiwan'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
June 15, 2016
Hartwig, Clark, and fellow Berkeley Lab scientists replace iron in muscle protein with non-biological metal.
June 7, 2016
Controlled 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.