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Fall 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Conference: Students from the SURF L&S and SURF/Rose Hills programs present their findings from the summer.

Conference/Symposium | August 20 – 21, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building


Dr. Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships; Dr. Sean Burns, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Come learn about the great things undergraduate researchers have discovered by seeing the end of the summer presentations by students funded by SURF L&S and SURF/Rose Hills programs. A link to the exact schedule for the conference is at the bottom of this calendar entry. The event is open to the public.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Conference: Students from the SURF L&S and SURF/Rose Hills programs present their findings from the summer.

Conference/Symposium | August 20 – 21, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building


Dr. Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships; Dr. Sean Burns, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Come learn about the great things undergraduate researchers have discovered by seeing the end of the summer presentations by students funded by SURF L&S and SURF/Rose Hills programs. A link to the exact schedule for the conference is at the bottom of this calendar entry. The event is open to the public.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Leah A. Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Getting Started - A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Finding a Faculty Mentor - This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Hydrocarbon Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Jeffrey R. Long, UC Berkeley, Chemistry Department / LBNL MSD

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Owing to their high surface areas, tunable pore dimensions, and adjustable surface functionality, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) can offer advantages for a variety of gas storage and gas separation applications.

In an effort to help curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, we are developing new MOFs for use as solid adsorbents in post- and pre-combustion CO2 capture, and for the...   More >

Monday, August 31, 2015

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | August 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors


If you need to write a grant propopsal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Leah A. Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Getting Started - A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm: Finding a Faculty Mentor - This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor.



Femtosecond and Attosecond X-ray Probing of Chemical Dynamics

Seminar | September 1 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Stephen R. Leone, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Friday, September 4, 2015

Innovative Healthcare is in the Palm of Your Hand: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Luke P. Lee, UC Berkeley, Bioengineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


In this talk, I will present how to see the world’s healthcare crisis and the fundamental problems of current medicine in a grain of iSAND (integrative Science, Arts, Nanomedicine, and Digital technology), and find solutions in nature for preventive medicine and healthy environment.

Since the future of healthcare is in the palm of our hands, a few examples of creative healthcare innovations...   More >



Ligand and Catalyst Design with closo-Carborane Anions

Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Vince Lavallo, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Elucidating and Exploiting Dynamics Processes in Messy Molecular Materials

Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Naomi S. Ginsberg, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Chemistry


Coffee Lab Closed - Tuesday, September 8th - only

Thursday, September 10, 2015

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | September 10 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors


If you need to write a grant propopsal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Friday, September 11, 2015

Nanofabrication of Advanced Nanophotonic Structures: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dr. Stefano Cabrini, Nanofabrication Facility Director, LBNL, Molecular Foundry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


To exploit the potentialities of Nanophotonics, it is important to control the properties of the material at the nanometer scale, obtaining a good agreement between the experiments and the theory. Nanofabrication can open the way for new conceptualizations of devices.

In this presentation we will show some of the devices
fabricated and tested at the Molecular Foundry LBNL. We will show:

•...   More >



Engineering Synergy: Energy and Mass Transport in Hybrid Nanomaterials

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Jeffrey J. Urban, Inorganic Nanostructures, Molecular Foundry, LBNL

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Geminal Powers, Subtractive Wave Function Manufacturing, and a New Variational Principle

Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Eric Neuscamman, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Thursday, September 17, 2015

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 17 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall


Michael Sacramento, Fellowships Administrator, Graduate Services: Fellowships

Graduate Division


Sponsored by the Graduate Services: Fellowships Office
Thursday, September 17, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 309 Sproul Hall

This workshop will give you valuable tips to help you strengthen your application. Speakers will include UC Berkeley’s NSF fellowship coordinator, a Berkeley faculty and fellowship review committee member, and three current Berkeley NSF fellows. The NSF Graduate...   More >

Friday, September 18, 2015

Deep Phenotyping Enabled by Microfluidics and High-Throughput Quantitative Microscopy: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology, CBE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


We are interested in developing and using a set of automation, microfluidics, and image-based data mining technologies to address questions in quantitative biology.

In one example, I will show how we take advantage of simple hydrodynamics to design microfluidic systems for large throughput and spatially and temporally well-controlled experiments in Drosophila embryonic development as well as...   More >

Monday, September 21, 2015

Nitric Oxide Signaling: From Prokaryotes to Humans 

Seminar | September 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Michael A. Marletta, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Tanya Cuk, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Friday, September 25, 2015

Factors Affecting the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 on Cu: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Alexis Bell, UC Berkeley, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering / LBNL JCAP

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The electrochemical reduction of CO2 offers a possible means for converting CO2 to fuels using solar radiation as the driving force. The literature has shown that Cu is the principal metal over which significant quantities of hydrocarbons and alcohols are formed and hence considerable interest has arisen in understanding what factors influence the activity of Cu and the distribution of products...   More >



Coloring, Stitching, and Twisting for Atomically Thin Circuitry

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Jiwoong Park, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, September 28, 2015

Chemical Control Over Protein-Protein Interactions in the Molecular Chaperone Network

Seminar | September 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Jason Gestwicki, The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California, San Francisco

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Alex Pines Lecture: Nature’s Optics and Our Understanding of Light (celebrating the International Year of Light)

Seminar | September 29 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Michael V. Berry, School of Physics, University of Bristol, UK

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Thursday, October 1, 2015

4th Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems

Conference/Symposium | October 1 – 2, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Sciences , IEEE Electron Devices Society, National Science Foundation, Lam Research


The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems brings together researchers from around the world who are working on breakthrough improvements in energy efficiency for information processing systems. The goal is to foster closer cooperation and collaborations among the researchers working in this domain of technology.


$260 Early Registration - till Sep 3, $225 IEEE Early Registration - till Sep 3, $300 Registration after Sep 3, $260 IEEE Registraton after Sep 3, $190 Student

Registration opens August 11. Register by September 25 online.

Friday, October 2, 2015

4th Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems

Conference/Symposium | October 1 – 2, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Sciences , IEEE Electron Devices Society, National Science Foundation, Lam Research


The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems brings together researchers from around the world who are working on breakthrough improvements in energy efficiency for information processing systems. The goal is to foster closer cooperation and collaborations among the researchers working in this domain of technology.


$260 Early Registration - till Sep 3, $225 IEEE Early Registration - till Sep 3, $300 Registration after Sep 3, $260 IEEE Registraton after Sep 3, $190 Student

Registration opens August 11. Register by September 25 online.



Super-Resolution Nanoscopy: New Dimensions: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Ke Xu, UC Berkeley, Chemistry Department

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


I will discuss our current efforts in the development of next-generation super-resolution microscopy methods. In particular, we have recently developed a new method, which we named spectrally resolved-stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (SR-STORM)



Controlled Functionalization and Molecular Understanding of Surfaces:A Bridge Between Well-defined and Industrial Supported Catalysts

Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Christophe Copéret, Department of Chemistry & Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich (Current: Miller Fellow)

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Friday, October 9, 2015

Combinatorial Development of Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Daniel G. Anderson, MIT, Chemical Engineering / Koch Institute for Cancer Research

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


High throughput, combinatorial approaches have revolutionized small molecule drug discovery. Here we describe our work on high throughput methods for developing and characterizing biomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering.

We have developed automated methods allowing for rapid nanoliter scale synthesis of 1000's of biomaterials, as well as the testing of their chemical, material,...   More >



The MOF-Polymer Interface: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Seth M. Cohen, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Atomistic Insights into Chemical Reactions, Obtained Nanocrystal by Nanocrystal

Seminar | October 13 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Prashant K. Jain, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Friday, October 16, 2015

From Nanoscale Surface Engineering to Macroscale Energy Systems: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Evelyn N. Wang, MIT, Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Nanoengineered surfaces offer new possibilities to manipulate fluidic and thermal transport processes for a variety of applications including lab-on-a-chip, thermal management, and energy conversion systems.

In this talk, I will first discuss new opportunities to use nanoengineered surfaces to enhance phase-change heat transfer. In flow boiling, we show the importance of surface engineering...   More >

Friday, October 23, 2015

Imaging and Sequencing Single Cells: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dr. Aaron Streets, Peking University, Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC)

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Phenotype classification of single cells reveals biological variation that is masked in ensemble measurement. This heterogeneity is found in gene and protein expression as well as in cell morphology. Many techniques are available to probe phenotypic heterogeneity at the single cell level, for example single-cell RNA sequencing and quantitative imaging, but it is difficult to perform multiple...   More >

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kenneth S. Ptizer Lecture: Transport and Spectroscopy in Illuminated Molecular Junctions

Seminar | October 27 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Abraham Nitzan, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 SACNAS National Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 29 – 31, 2015 every day |  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center


 , Washington, DC, DC

Berkeley Science Network


SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

Friday, October 30, 2015

2015 SACNAS National Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 29 – 31, 2015 every day |  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center


 , Washington, DC, DC

Berkeley Science Network


SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.



Dynamically Self-Assembling Materials Based on Molecular Switches and Inorganic Nanocrystals: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dr. Rafal Klajn, Weizmann Institute of Science, Organic Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Living organisms are the most prominent examples of systems self-assembled and performing useful functions under far-from-equilibrium conditions. Inspired by Nature, we design new materials whose properties and functions can be “turned on” and “off” on demand, using external stimuli as “inputs”.

Among the different external stimuli, we focus on magnetic fields and light, since they can be...   More >

Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 SACNAS National Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 29 – 31, 2015 every day |  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center


 , Washington, DC, DC

Berkeley Science Network


SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Spectroscopy of Reactive Intermediates in Helium Nanodroplets

Seminar | November 3 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Gary Douberly, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Berkeley Edge Conference 2015

Conference/Symposium | November 5 |  Evans Hall


Berkeley Science Network


The annual Berkeley Edge Conference brings underrepresented students who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs to the Berkeley campus. The conference introduces prospective students to faculty in the science, mathematics, and engineering departments. It offers students the opportunity to tour campus research facilities and national laboratories. It provides pragmatic advice about...   More >



Berkeley Edge Conference

Conference/Symposium | November 5 – 6, 2015 every day | 7 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Durant Hall


Berkeley Science Network


The annual Berkeley Edge Conference brings *underrepresented students who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs to the Berkeley campus. The conference introduces prospective students to faculty in the science, mathematics, and engineering departments. It offers students the opportunity to tour campus research facilities and national laboratories. It provides pragmatic advice about...   More >

Friday, November 6, 2015

Berkeley Edge Conference

Conference/Symposium | November 5 – 6, 2015 every day | 7 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Durant Hall


Berkeley Science Network


The annual Berkeley Edge Conference brings *underrepresented students who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs to the Berkeley campus. The conference introduces prospective students to faculty in the science, mathematics, and engineering departments. It offers students the opportunity to tour campus research facilities and national laboratories. It provides pragmatic advice about...   More >



Designer Interfaces for Energy Storage and Recovery: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Yogesh Surendranath, MIT, Chemistry / Energy Initiative

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The widespread utilization of renewable energy will require energy dense and cost-effective methods for storage. This challenge could be met by coupling renewable electricity to the reduction of carbon dioxide and/or protons to fuels and the oxidation of water to O2, providing, in net, a viable scheme for artificial photosynthesis.

Furthermore, the resulting fuels could be recombined in a...   More >



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Photochemical and Dark Aging of Organic Aerosols

Seminar | November 10 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Sergey Nizkorodov, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Friday, November 13, 2015

Self-Assembly of DNA/RNA Nanocages: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Chengde Mao, Purdue University, Analytical Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Polyhedra are a class of geometric structures containing regular polygons (e.g. triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons). Buckminsterfullerene C60 is probably the most famous example of molecular polyhedra. However, it remains challenging to develop a rational strategy to assemble molecular polyhedra in a systematic way.

Solutions to this problem are relevant to the self-assembly of...   More >

Monday, November 16, 2015

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | November 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Jeff Tabor, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Nanocarbons for Optoelectronic Applications

Seminar | November 17 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Dirk Michael Guldi, Department of Chemistry & Pharmacy, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Friday, November 20, 2015

DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Nadrian C. Seeman, New York University, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


We build branched DNA species that can be joined using Watson-Crick base pairing to produce N-connected objects and lattices. We have used ligation to construct DNA topological targets, such as knots, polyhedral catenanes, Borromean rings and a Solomon's knot.

Nanorobotics is a key area of application. We have made robust 2-state and 3-state sequence-dependent programmable devices and bipedal...   More >



Using a Metal’s Secondary Coordination Sphere to Control Reductive Catalysis

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Nathaniel Szymczak, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Single-Molecule Imaging and Plasmon-Enhanced Fluorescence: Understanding Bacterial Function on the Nanoscale

Seminar | November 24 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Julie S. Biteen, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Biophysical and Structural Basis of Extracellular Electron Transport in Microbial Redox Chains

Seminar | November 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Moh El-Naggar, Physics, Biological Sciences & Chemistry, University of Southern California

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Friday, December 4, 2015

Investigating the Neural Basis of Complex Spatial Behaviors Under Natural and Learned Conditions in Freely Flying Bats: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | December 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in date


Prof. Michael Yartsev, UC Berkeley, Bioengineering / Neuroscience

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Navigation, both learned and natural, requires knowing where you are and the ability to decide, based on available evidence, where to go from there. Here, I will describe recent work, conducted in both terrestrial and flying species, addressing the neural mechanisms underlying these core functions.

I will begin with describing recent findings on the spatial representation system in the...   More >