Department of Chemistry FSA Leslie Dietterick is the October 2017 recipient of the Chemistry Achievement Prize. Leslie has worked in the Department of Chemistry for over two years and is a Faculty Support Administrator (FSA) supporting Professors Phillip Geissler and Eran Rabani.
October 17, 2017
When our new chancellor, Carol Christ, came on board this last summer she announced five goals for UC Berkeley. Chancellor Christ's goal of enhancing the student experience is also a top goal for us here at the College of Chemistry!
October 16, 2017
Scientists were treated to near-simultaneous observations by separate instruments: One set of Earth-based detectors measured the signature of a cataclysmic event sending ripples through the fabric of space-time, and a space-based detector measured the gamma-ray signature of a high-energy outburst emanating from the same region of the sky.
October 9, 2017
Behind the headlines was the work of two Berkeley Lab groups specializing in developing tools and applications for moving and managing data and allowing scientists around the world to access and analyze the information.
October 6, 2017
Berkeley Lab researchers pursue low-cost, efficient technologies for hydrogen generation.
October 3, 2017
Our students are amazing in the Chemistry and Biology departments. They become world class researchers, go on to start life-changing companies and so much more.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting disease.
October 2, 2017
Beauty of chemistry brought to light in amazing new video series by Yan Liang. (Image courtesy of Wenting Zhu/Envisioning Chemistry.)
September 28, 2017
The University of California, Berkeley has joined forces with pharmaceutical giant Novartis to establish a new research collaboration aimed at unlocking difficult drug targets to accelerate the discovery of new medicines in areas such as infectious diseases and cancer.
September 27, 2017
September 20, 2017
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a key region within the Cas9 protein that governs how accurately CRISPR-Cas9 homes in on a target DNA sequence, and have tweaked it to produce a hyper-accurate gene editor with
September 19, 2017
Peidong Yang and fellow Berkeley Lab scientists discover critical role of nanoparticle transformation.
September 14, 2017
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.
September 12, 2017
Alivisatos is one of the most experienced administrators on a campus -- a campus professor of chemistry who previously served as the campus vice chancellor for research, Alivisatos was also director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2009-16.
UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry Professor Omar M. Yaghi has been selected to receive the 2017 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) International Award.
September 11, 2017
Two years ago, Jeffrey Long accidentally stumbled across a cooperative adsorbent when he created a MOF that adsorbed carbon dioxide far better than other materials.
September 5, 2017
Peidong Yang and fellow scientists have developed a new recipe for creating synthesis gas mixtures, or syngas, that involves adding a pinch of copper atoms sprinkled atop a gold surface.
August 28, 2017
CRISPR is the cheapest, simplest, and most effective way of manipulating DNA. It has the power to give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. It could even help address the world's hunger crisis. But, it may result in unforeseen consequences. The technology could lead to intentionally mutating embryos to create "better" humans.
August 24, 2017
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Thomas Maimone has been awarded the 2017 National Fresenius Award sponsored by Phi Lambda Upsilon, the National Chemistry Honor Society.
August 23, 2017
Chemists Peidong Yang and Kelsey Sakimoto have turned bacteria into efficient solar collectors to convert carbon dioxide into acetic acid, which serves as food for other bacteria producing useful fuels and chemicals.