News

June 20, 2017

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna Intellia Therapeutics received notice from China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) that it will grant the company a broad patent covering CRISPR/Cas9 single-guide gene-editing methods and compositions.

June 19, 2017

Thomas Maimone

Assistant professor Tom Maimone was named as one of five 2017 Amgen Young Investigators for his contributions to organic synthesis.

John Arnold

The College of Chemistry welcomes chemistry professor John Arnold as the new Undergraduate Dean. His appointment begins July 1, 2017.

June 17, 2017

The Guardian

A Crack in CreationJennifer Doudna, Crispr and a great scientific breakthrough. An invaluable account, by Doudna and Samuel Sternberg, of their role in the revolution that is genome editing

June 15, 2017

Berkeley News

CampanileUC Berkeley joins five other world universities in a cluster known as the "elite six," in newly released 2017 reputation rankings by Times Higher Education.

June 14, 2017

Freakonomics Radio

Freakanomics RadioA breakthrough in genetic technology has given humans more power than ever to change nature. It could help eliminate hunger and disease; it could also lead to the sort of dystopia we used to only read about in sci-fi novels. So what happens next?

June 5, 2017

Wired

Cohen group researcherBEACO2N (BErkeley Atmospheric CO2 Observation Network), developed by Ron Cohen, measure whether California's strict regulations around emissions—meant to help combat climate change—were paying off. But it soon morphed into a public health endeavor, too.

May 30, 2017

Omar Yaghi with the Yaghi Research Group Omar Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Professor in Chemistry, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Albert Einstein World Award of Science from the World Cultural Council.

May 25, 2017

Berkeley Research

Thomas MaimoneThomas Maimone of the Department of Chemistry has been selected by the Rose Hills Innovator Program for his innovative research entitled: Synthetic Antibiotic Drug Discovery Platforms Inspired by Natural Products.

May 24, 2017

Berkeleyside

George Pimentel teaching at UC BerkeleyA bronze plaque designating the Mars Infrared Spectrometer as an ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark was unveiled at the May 15 ceremony, and a version of the Mars IRS is on view inside Pimentel Hall. It is accompanied by a display of historical materials and photographs tracing the efforts of the Pimentel team to create and launch the spectrometer.

May 12, 2017

Shivya Bansal (CBE), Aniket Majumdar (Comp Sci/ Economics), Netra Sathe (CBE) A team of Berkeley undergrads, including two from CBE, have won the Tech Innovation design challenge in the 2017 L’Oréal USA Brandstorm.

May 10, 2017

May 4, 2017

Berkeley News

a Pac-Man game of CRISPR  CRISPR-Cas13a enzymes act like the 1980s arcade game Pac-ManAlexandra East-Seletsky, Jennifer Doudna, and fellow researchers have described 10 new CRISPR enzymes that, once activated, behave like Pac-Man to chew up RNA in a way that could be used as sensitive detectors of infectious viruses.

May 2, 2017

Berkeley Library

A Crack in CreationPart of the 2017 Berkeley Summer Reading List, A Crack in Creation discusses the origin and impact of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology co-invented by UC Berkeley biologist Jennifer Doudna.

April 26, 2017

Prof. Philip Geissler and the late Prof. David ChandlerDavid Chandler, pillar of the physical chemistry scientific community and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, died April 18, 2017 at the age of 72 at his home in Berkeley, CA after a valiant twenty-year battle with prostate cancer.

April 19, 2017

Berkeley News

Japanese Emperor Akihito with Doudna, Charpentier. Courtesy Getty Images.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 18, 2017

Inside Higher Ed

Katie PfeifferA 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.

April 13, 2017

Global Citizen / Thomson Reuters Foundation

Omar YaghiScientists have developed a box that can convert low-humidity air into water, producing several litres every 12 hours.