March 23, 2016

UC Berkeley News

DoudnaJennifer Doudna shares 2016 Canada Gairdner International Awards with four others for discovering and re-engineering the CRISPR-Cas9 system.

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March 16, 2016


Alex PinesAlex Pines Lab-developed tool could help scientists improve catalysts, liquid-crystal displays, and more.

March 10, 2016

DoundaFor remarkable contributions to the understanding of the CRISPR bacterial defense system and the revolutionary discovery that it can be adapted for genome editing.

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March 7, 2016

UC Berkeley News

makeupA new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas demonstrates how even a short break from certain kinds of makeup, shampoos and lotions can lead to a significant drop in levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the body.

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February 29, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaWhen Vice President Joe Biden dropped by UC San Francisco on Saturday for a wide-ranging discussion of the current state of cancer research, UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna was on hand to emphasize the need to fund basic research as well as clinical research.

February 24, 2016

Thomas Maimone Chemistry professor Thomas Maimone has won a NSF Career award and has been named one of 24 Cottrell Scholars for 2016.

February 23, 2016

Wenjun Zhang, Evan Miller, Ke XuChemical and biomolecular engineering (CBE) professor Wenjun Zhang, along with chemistry professors Evan Miller and Ke Xu, have been awarded Alfred P. Sloane Foundation Research Fellowships.

February 16, 2016

February 11, 2016


Nanowire image by Sam Eaton/UC BerkeleyBerkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists adapt next-gen solar cell materials for a different purpose.

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February 9, 2016

UC Berkeley News

graphic with nuclear symbolA new $25 million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) puts UC Berkeley at the head of a multi-institution consortium.Read the article.

Ming HammondMing Hammond and co-authors publish paper on bacterial sensing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Felix FischerChemistry professor Felix Fischer has been awarded the 2016 Carl Duisberg Memorial Prize by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society).

January 27, 2016

UC Newsroom

Scientist in lab coatOne hundred sixty-five UC faculty were among the most influential scientists in their fields in 2015.

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January 21, 2016


MOF illustrationOmar Yaghi, Yuzhong Liu and Yingbo Zhao led the discovery of how to weave materials at the atomic and molecular level to produce complex organic extended structures.

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UC Berkeley News

Paul AlivisatosPaul Alivisatos has been tapped to lead the research enterprise at UC Berkeley.

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University of CA Press Room

Mike WitherellThe University of California Board of Regents has approved Michael Witherell as director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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January 19, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Doudna at World Economic ForumJennifer Doudna joined Joseph Biden this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the vice president promoted a major new U.S.

January 18, 2016


Plants in sunlight by Roy Kaltschmidt.Graham Fleming is the corresponding author of a paper describing this research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

January 12, 2016


Trees. Photo by Keegan Houser.

Researchers have demonstrated quantum effects most clearly in enzyme catalysis and photosynthesis.

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January 7, 2016

California Magazine

Periodic tableThe recent inclusion of four new elements to the periodic table was cause for the clinking of champagne glasses at places where people cook up such exotic stuff, including Berkeley.