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September 27, 2017

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.

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 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 9, 2017

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.

July 26, 2017

July 24, 2017

Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaThe paper, which will be published online July 20 in Science by Jennifer Doudna and her research group, used electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography, performed at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and the HHMI electron microscope facility at UC Berkeley, to capture structures of Cas1-Cas2 in the act of inserting vir

July 20, 2017

Manny Druga, electricianEmanuel "Manny" Druga has been named the July 2017 recipient of the Chemistry Achievement Prize (CAP). Manny has been working at the College of Chemistry R&D shops as an electrician for the last 15 years. He has grown to love the close knit community and atmosphere at the College.

July 19, 2017

Catalyst V 12.1Check out the latest issue of Catalyst Magazine, featuring Omar Yaghi, David Graves, and much more! Read online with ISSUU or download a PDF.

Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaWith one eye on potential bioterrorism threats, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency today announced $65 million in funding to seven projects around the country – including one led by UC Berkeley – to improve the safety and accuracy of gene editing.

July 17, 2017

Berkeley Lab

JBEI buildingThe Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), was selected as one of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) to receive funding in support of innovative research on biofuels and bioproducts.

June 26, 2017

C&EN

George Pimentel teaching at UC BerkeleyGroundbreaking research conducted in the 1960s that led to the development of an infrared spectrometer that flew aboard the Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark during a ceremony on May 15 at the University of California, Berkeley.

June 20, 2017

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna Intellia Therapeutics received notice from China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) that it will grant the company a broad patent covering CRISPR/Cas9 single-guide gene-editing methods and compositions.

June 19, 2017

John Arnold

The College of Chemistry welcomes chemistry professor John Arnold as the new Undergraduate Dean. His appointment begins July 1, 2017.

June 15, 2017

Berkeley News

CampanileUC 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 14, 2017

Freakonomics Radio

Freakanomics RadioA 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?

May 24, 2017

Berkeleyside

George Pimentel teaching at UC BerkeleyA 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

Shivya Bansal (CBE), Aniket Majumdar (Comp Sci/ Economics), Netra Sathe (CBE) A team of Berkeley undergrads, including two from CBE, have won the Tech Innovation design challenge in the 2017 L’Oréal USA Brandstorm.