Emanuel "Manny" Druga has been named the July 2017 recipient of the Chemistry Achievement Prize (CAP). Manny has been working at the College of Chemistry R&D shops as an electrician for the last 15 years. He has grown to love the close knit community and atmosphere at the College.
July 20, 2017
July 19, 2017
With one eye on potential bioterrorism threats, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency today announced $65 million in funding to seven projects around the country – including one led by UC Berkeley – to improve the safety and accuracy of gene editing.
July 17, 2017
The Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), was selected as one of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) to receive funding in support of innovative research on biofuels and bioproducts.
John Hartwig, and post-doc Konstantin Troshin came up with a quick and easy way to trial and analyze those interactions using an Excel spreadsheet and equipment most chemists already have in their labs.
July 12, 2017
Research now shows that the countermeasure viruses came up with — inhibitory proteins referred to as anti-CRISPRs — can be used to improve CRISPR-Cas9 as a gene-therapy tool, decreasing off-target gene editing that could cause unwanted side effects.
July 7, 2017
The Wall Street Journal interviews Jennifer Doudna for the Saturday Interview.
June 26, 2017
UC Berkeley and UC Riverside researchers have used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to insert and spread genes designed to suppress wild insects, while at the same time avoiding the resistance to these efforts that evolution would typically favor. The proof-of-co
Principal investigator Peidong Yang, senior faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division, find tunable halide perovskites could usher in new generation of optoelectronic devices.
Groundbreaking research conducted in the 1960s that led to the development of an infrared spectrometer that flew aboard the Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark during a ceremony on May 15 at the University of California, Berkeley.
June 22, 2017
Chemistry professor Ken Raymond has been awarded the 2017 Spedding Award for his "outstanding contributions to science and technology of the rare earths."
June 20, 2017
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
The College of Chemistry welcomes chemistry professor John Arnold as the new Undergraduate Dean. His appointment begins July 1, 2017.
Assistant professor Tom Maimone was named as one of five 2017 Amgen Young Investigators for his contributions to organic synthesis.
June 17, 2017
Jennifer 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
UC 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
A 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
BEACO2N (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, 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
Thomas 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.