Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the Japan Prize today for their invention of the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9, which has swept into research labs around the world and is already yielding new therapies for cancer and hereditary diseases.
February 2, 2017
January 31, 2017
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
Art 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
January 25, 2017
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.
Armand Paul Alivisatos will receive the 2017 NAS Award in Chemical Sciences. Alivisatos is a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology, with work that has had important ramifications for the development of renewable energy, biomedical imaging, light-emitting devices, and other fields.
January 10, 2017
Jeffrey Long's research team with support of Bakar Fellows program focuses on new advances in CO2 capture.
January 9, 2017
December 22, 2016
UC Berkeley scientists have discovered simple CRISPR systems similar to CRISPR-Cas9 — a gene-editing tool that has revolutionized biology — in previously unexplored bacteria that have eluded efforts to grow them in the laboratory.
December 13, 2016
November 23, 2016
The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) has awarded one of three 2016 Academy Prizes to Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi.
November 22, 2016
The New England Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) has awarded Berkeley chemistry professor Gabor Somorjai its prestigious 2016 Richards Medal.
November 21, 2016
Chemistry professor Tom Maimone has been selected as one of two recipients of the prestigious 2016 Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry.