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September 10, 2018

William LesterDr. William Alexander Lester, Jr, Chemist & Educator for University of California, Berkeley was selected as Top Chemist Educator of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the field.

Berkeley News

DNA strandThe Court of Appeals today concluded that the use of CRISPR-Cas9 in plant and animal cells is separately patentable from Drs. Doudna and Charpentier's invention of the use of CRISPR-Cas9 in any environment. We are evaluating further litigation options. We also look forward to proving that Drs. Doudna and Charpentier first invented usage in plant and animal cells – a fact that is already widely recognized by the global scientific community – as the Doudna-Charpentier team's several pending patent applications that cover use of CRISPR-Cas9 in plant and animal cells are now under examination by the patent office.

September 7, 2018

Wine, photo by Timur Saglambilek | PexelsWine is demystified in the recently published ebook 'Understanding Wine Chemistry', a Special Mention awardee in the 2018 OIV awards. Authored by Andrew Waterhouse, who attained his PhD in organic chemistry from UC Berkeley, and is also currently a wine chemist at the University of California, Davis.

August 28, 2018

Advanced Light Source

Efficient H2O Production graphicScientists formulated and characterized a graphene-based electrocatalyst that potentially makes the production of hydrogen peroxide more selective, efficient, and cost effective.

August 21, 2018

Berkeley News

A student pipetting in the summer course on CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing. (Kevin Doxzen photo)For three weeks in July and August, 30 undergraduates took a summer course to learn how to use the revolutionary gene-editing technology in preparation for jumping into the research lab while still students.

August 13, 2018

three-dimensional cage structure of a schwarziteThe discovery of buckyballs surprised and delighted chemists in the 1980s, nanotubes jazzed physicists in the 1990s, and graphene charged up materials scientists in the 2000s, but one nanoscale carbon structure – a negatively curved surface called a schwarzite – has eluded everyone. Until now.

July 31, 2018

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Jennifer Doudna. Photo by Washington Post, Getty Images.Mammoth Biosciences, the biotech startup cofounded by CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna, announced today that it has raised $23 million in a Series A round of financing.

July 18, 2018


Markita LandryAssistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Markita Landry, has been awarded a prestigious two-year DARPA Young Faculty Award for her project Brain Chemical Signaling: A New Input Signal for Brain-Computer Interfaces. Landry’s research lies at the intersection of single-molecule biophysics and nanomaterial-polymer science to develop new tools to probe and characterize complex biological systems.

July 10, 2018

Singularity Hub

DNA strandA new method from the lab of Jay Keasling promises to revolutionize DNA synthesis with a faster, cheaper, and more accurate approach.

July 3, 2018

Berkeley News


John CasidaJohn Casida, one of the world's leading authorities on how pesticides work and how they can potentially harm humans. Casida was the founding director of the campus's Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory.

June 27, 2018


Boreskov Institute of CatalysisDow Professor of Sustainable Chemistry Alexis Bell has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Boreskov Institute of Catalysis by the institute's Scientific Council.

June 26, 2018

Science and Technology Research News


BatteriesKwabena Bediako and colleagues develop light-weight, long-lasting batteries.

June 19, 2018

Berkeley News


crispr moleculeThe University of California announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,000,772 covering the use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing with formats that will be particularly useful in developing human therapeutics and improvements in food security.


Eric ReinerAIChE has announced that alum Eric Reiner (Ph.D ChemE ’94) recently made a $50k donation to the AIChE Foundation to kick off their LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative aimed at advancing the inclusiveness of the chemical engineering profession.

June 18, 2018

Berkeley Lab


 Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)Breakthrough discovery at the Joint BioEnergy Institute could greatly accelerate the pace of science.

May 21, 2018


Promising research that could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologyA team of UC Berkeley researchers has announced promising research could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologies using diamonds and lasers.

May 18, 2018

Berkeley Lab


Pines Team utilizes powdered diamonds in MRI and NMR machinesTeam led by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers exploits tiny defects in diamonds to pave the way for enhanced biological imaging and drug studies.

Carroll County Times


Adrian Davey. Photo Algerina Perna Balitmore SunThe Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC has graduated more than 1,100 mostly African-American students in science and engineering. (Photo by Algerina Perna, Balitmore Sun)

May 17, 2018

Berkeley News


C. Judson King and Richard AtkinsonTwo longtime leaders of the University of California — C. Judson King and Richard C. Atkinson — have won the 2018 Clark Kerr Award, in recognition of their service and achievements as distinguished educators.

May 10, 2018

MIT Technology Review

Jay Kealsling. Photo by Christie Hemm Klok, courtesy of MIT Technology Review.A decade of investment in advanced biofuels led nowhere, but Jay Keasling remains undaunted.