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 19, 2017
CBE alum Bernardo Gouveia is among the 30 chosen recipients to receive the 2017 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
April 18, 2017
A 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.
UC Berkeley biochemist discusses how CRISPR could affect chemistry in areas including drug discovery and agriculture.
April 13, 2017
Scientists have developed a box that can convert low-humidity air into water, producing several litres every 12 hours.
The 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
An MOF synthesized by Omar Yaghi is being used by MIT engineers to construct a water harvester that sucks water from dry air and condenses it for drinking.
April 12, 2017
Recent research in the Leone lab gains new insights into how UVB light triggers a ring opening in cyclohexadiene.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of 228 members, including 188 fellows, five of whom are scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
April 11, 2017
Chemistry professor emerita Judith Klinman has received the 2017 Willard Gibbs Medal Award of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society.
April 7, 2017
Richmond Sarpong among 7 Berkeley 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship recipients.
March 24, 2017
The 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
The IGI has awarded one of its first two Entrepreneurial Fellowships to Benjamin Oakes, a joint graduate student in the Doudna and Savage labs. Benjamin Oakes plans to improve CRISPR gene replacement. Also receiving the award is Dr. Alex Schultink, who will use the EFP funding to find disease resistance genes in plants.
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 20, 2017
Ken Raymond, who, thanks to a new DOE grant and a successful startup, is finding his retirement busier than expected.
March 16, 2017
Evan Miller discusses how clever molecular design can create a cancer triple threat.
Carol 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'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 11, 2017
Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR Cas9 technology, or the ability to program genes using a special enzyme, spoke about the promises of this technology onstage at SXSW.
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.