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May 4, 2017

Berkeley News

a Pac-Man game of CRISPR  CRISPR-Cas13a enzymes act like the 1980s arcade game Pac-ManAlexandra 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.

April 19, 2017

Berkeley News

Japanese Emperor Akihito with Doudna, Charpentier. Courtesy Getty Images.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.

April 18, 2017

Inside Higher Ed

Katie PfeifferA 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.

April 13, 2017

Berkeley News

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna  receiving 2017 Japan PrizeThe 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

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Omar YaghiScientists have developed a box that can convert low-humidity air into water, producing several litres every 12 hours.

March 24, 2017

The Scientist

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna  receiving 2017 Japan PrizeThe European Patent Office will grant patent rights over the use of CRISPR in all cell types to a University of California team, contrasting with a recent decision in the U.S.

March 21, 2017

Berkeley News

Ribosomes Jamie Cate and Jennifer Doudna develop chemical compound that halts the production of a small set of proteins while leaving general protein production untouched suggests a new drug search strategy: Find compounds that target undesired proteins before they are even made.

March 16, 2017

Berkeley News

Carol ChristCarol Christ, who joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1970 as an assistant professor of Victorian literature, was confirmed today by the UC Board of Regents as the campus's 11th chancellor.

March 15, 2017

UC Berkeley News

EBI buildingUC Berkeley's Energy Biosciences Institute has entered into a five-year research agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production to fund research that meets the growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

March 2, 2017

Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi and grad student Christian Diercks have paid homage to a critical G.N. Lewis paper a century after its publication. Writing in the March 3 issue of Science magazine, the authors extend Lewis’s 1916 analysis in “The Atom and the Molecule” to covalent-organic frameworks.

February 27, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, Prof. Omar M. Yaghi. Photo by Brittany Hosea-SmallHer Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan was awarded a Chancellor’s Citation by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. Professor Omar M.

February 8, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, seven of them women, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached.

January 31, 2017

UC Berkeley News

More than 2,300 faculty from California universities have signed an open letter to the Trump administration calling for sustained action on climate change and urging the president to honor the country’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions a

January 27, 2017

LBNL News

Art RosenfeldArt Rosenfeld, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Distinguished Scientist Emeritus  who has been credited with being personally responsible for billions of dollars in energy savings, died Friday at his home in Berkeley, California. He was 90.

January 26, 2017

Ignacio TinocoTwo memorial videos have been posted in tribute to Nacho’s life and work, and they are now available for viewing directly at https://youtu.be/BLhcZajlNGc and https://youtu.be/VJsnp4UDBUY.

January 25, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Reflection of trees in Strawberry Creek. Photo by Keegan Houser.An initiative launched two years ago by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco to use CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to develop new disease therapies is expanding into research on the planet’s major crops and poorly understood microbiomes, with plans to invest $125 million in these areas over the next five years.

January 10, 2017