News

February 8, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, seven of them women, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached.

February 2, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna  receiving 2017 Japan PrizeJennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the Japan Prize today for their invention of the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9, which has swept into research labs around the world and is already yielding new therapies for cancer and hereditary diseases.

January 31, 2017

UC Berkeley News

More than 2,300 faculty from California universities have signed an open letter to the Trump administration calling for sustained action on climate change and urging the president to honor the country’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas e

January 27, 2017

LBNL News

Art RosenfeldArt Rosenfeld, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Distinguished Scientist Emeritus  who has been credited with being personally responsible for billions of dollars in energy savings, died Friday at his home in Berkeley, California. He was 90.

January 26, 2017

Ignacio TinocoTwo memorial videos have been posted in tribute to Nacho’s life and work, and they are now available for viewing directly at https://youtu.be/BLhcZajlNGc and https://youtu.be/VJsnp4UDBUY.

January 25, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Reflection of trees in Strawberry Creek. Photo by Keegan Houser.An initiative launched two years ago by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco to use CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to develop new disease therapies is expanding into research on the planet’s major crops and poorly understood microbiomes, with plans to invest $125 million in these areas over the next five years.

NAS Online

Paul AlivisatosArmand Paul Alivisatos will receive the 2017 NAS Award in Chemical Sciences. Alivisatos is a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology, with work that has had important ramifications for the development of renewable energy, biomedical imaging, light-emitting devices, and other fields.

January 10, 2017

Berkeley Research

Jeffrey Long, Kristen Colwell. Photo by Peg Skorpinski.Jeffrey Long's research team with support of Bakar Fellows program focuses on new advances in CO2 capture.

January 9, 2017

December 22, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaUC Berkeley scientists have discovered simple CRISPR systems similar to CRISPR-Cas9 — a gene-editing tool that has revolutionized biology — in previously unexplored bacteria that have eluded efforts to grow them in the laboratory.

December 13, 2016

November 23, 2016

Omar YaghiThe Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) has awarded one of three 2016 Academy Prizes to Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi.

November 22, 2016

Gabor SomorjaiThe New England Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) has awarded Berkeley chemistry professor Gabor Somorjai its prestigious 2016 Richards Medal.

November 21, 2016

Thomas Maimone Chemistry professor Tom Maimone has been selected as one of two recipients of the prestigious 2016 Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry.

November 18, 2016

November 9, 2016

Rollie J. Myers Jr. died on September 12, 2016. Rollie earned his Ph.D. in the College of Chemistry in 1951. He was an expert in radio and microwave spectroscopy, and he is widely recognized for having established the college's NMR facility.