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January 17, 2018

Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaPrasad Raghavendra, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry, were honored this week by the National Academy of Sciences for their innovative body of research.

January 12, 2018

ACS Biochemistry Issue CoverThe ACS January 2018 Special Biochemistry Issue has included College of Chemistry professors Ming Hammond, Evan Miller, and David Savage among the 44 early career scientists identified as representing the future of biochemistry. These scientists are noted by the publication for tackling problems of biological relevance.

January 4, 2018

Advisory Board member Dr. Andrew Ramelmeier discusses jobs over the next five years in biomanufacturing.Dr. Ramelmeier discusses the future needs of talent in the biomanufacturing industry.

December 20, 2017

Berkeley News

David SchafferDavid Schaffer and fellow UC Berkeley scientists have for the first time used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to disable a defective gene that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in mice, extending their lifespan by 25 percent.

December 6, 2017

Dr. Markita Landry wins New Innovator in Food award Markita Landry, UC Berkeley assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award for plant efficiency to study GMO-free gene editing.

November 16, 2017

Berkeley Science Review

Omar Yaghi with postdocsBased at UC Berkeley, BGSI is dedicated to developing fundamental science research in foreign countries aided by funds provided by local governments, industries, and institutions.

November 15, 2017

November 3, 2017

 Meghna Rajendran, Sanya Sehgal, Rajashree Bhattavharya, Mcgregor Stadmiller, and Richard LinPhoto left to right: Meghna Rajendran, Sanya Sehgal, Rajashree Bhattavharya, Mcgregor Stadmiller, and Richard Lin. Image courtesy of AIChE

The UC Berkeley ChemE squad has won the 2017 National Chemical Engineering Jeopardy Championship at the AIChE Student Conference. This version of the Jeopardy Game utilizes questions from chemical engineering undergraduate coursework to test the knowledge of college teams from across the country.

October 30, 2017

Berkeley News

CampanileAlmost 300 science writers and journalists from 70 countries spent Sunday getting to know UC Berkeley's best scientific minds as part of the five-day World Conference of Science Journalists. The group had easy, intimate access to experts like Jennifer Doudna and Omar Yaghi.

October 24, 2017

October 23, 2017

Yuan T. Lee

Nobel Laureate Yuan T. Lee, an emeritus professor at Berkeley who won the Nobel Prize for research in particle chemistry in 1986, and was the first Taiwanese Nobel Prize laureate, will speak as part of a group of laureates at the Drive for the Nobel Prize conference at UC Berkeley on October 31st.

October 18, 2017

October 17, 2017

Leslie DietterickDepartment of Chemistry FSA Leslie Dietterick is the October 2017 recipient of the Chemistry Achievement Prize. Leslie has worked in the Department of Chemistry for over two years and is a Faculty Support Administrator (FSA) supporting Professors Phillip Geissler and Eran Rabani.

Students enjoying the CoC Plaza tables

When our new chancellor, Carol Christ, came on board this last summer she announced five goals for UC Berkeley. Chancellor Christ's goal of enhancing the student experience is also a top goal for us here at the College of Chemistry!

October 16, 2017

Berkeley Lab

Neutron star merger, photo courtesy of CalTechScientists were treated to near-simultaneous observations by separate instruments: One set of Earth-based detectors measured the signature of a cataclysmic event sending ripples through the fabric of space-time, and a space-based detector measured the gamma-ray signature of a high-energy outburst emanating from the same region of the sky.

October 6, 2017

October 3, 2017

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Berkeley News

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting disease.

October 2, 2017

Chemistry World

Envisioning chemistry seriesBeauty of chemistry brought to light in amazing new video series by Yan Liang. (Image courtesy of Wenting Zhu/Envisioning Chemistry.)

September 28, 2017

photo of blood sample being taken The University of California, Berkeley has joined forces with pharmaceutical giant Novartis to establish a new research collaboration aimed at unlocking difficult drug targets to accelerate the discovery of new medicines in areas such as infectious diseases and cancer.