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Spring 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cryo-EM Visualization of Microtubules to Understand Their Regulated Dynamics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 19 | 1-2 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Eva Nogales, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Biochemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Visualizing macromolecular assemblies, in different functional states, provides unique information on how they work in the cell and how they fail in the diseased state, and therefore can guide us in the design and improvement of therapies. But their small size and sensitivity to radiation makes visualization of biological molecules challenging and requires employment of highly specialized...   More >

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Science at Cal Lecture- Visualizing Biological Molecules: Understanding Life’s Principles

Lecture | January 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Eva Nogales, Molecular and Cell Biology

Science@Cal


Assemblies of biological macromolecules (proteins, DNA, RNA) are the functional units of cells and ultimate the whole organism. Visualizing these macromolecules, in different functional states, provides unique information on how they work and how they fail in the diseased state, and therefore can guide us in the design and improvement of therapies. But their extremely small size makes...   More >


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Monday, January 22, 2018

DeCal Expo: Democratic Education at Cal Program

Special Event | January 22 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom


DeCal Board


Looking for extra units or a fun class to take this semester? Explore the different DeCal courses at DeCal Expo! There will be performances, presentations, and many facilitators to talk to.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

BSAC Technology Seminar - Single Crystal Diamond as a Material for Micro- and Nanosystems

Seminar | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Prof. Niels Quack, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


The extraordinary properties of single crystal diamond provide great promise for nanosystems. Our group has developed methods to sculpture nanostructures into high purity monocrystalline diamond substrates grown by CVD. We combine reactive ion etching and multi-directional focused ion beam milling for the fabrication of freestanding optical disc resonators at the microscale.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by January 22 online.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Artist Talk with Anicka Yi: Sensing as Research

Lecture | January 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 3rd Floor


Anicka Yi

Arts Research Center


Artist Anicka Yi will talk about her work and artistic practice as it relates to synthetic biology, bio engineering, extinction, and bio fiction.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, January 26, 2018

2D Semiconductor Electronics: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall


Prof. Ali Javey, UC Berkeley / LBNL, EECS

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Two-dimensional (2-D) semiconductors exhibit excellent device characteristics, as well as novel optical, electrical, and optoelectronic characteristics. In this talk, I will present my laboratory's recent advancements in defect passivation, contact engineering, surface charge transfer doping, ultrashort transistors, and heterostructure devices of layered chalcogenides.

We have developed a...   More >

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, February 2, 2018

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



Modulating Electron Beams in Space and Time to Probe for Genuine Structures and Function at the Atomic Scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location


Dr. Christian Kisielowski, LBNL / Molecular Foundry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


In high resolution electron microscopy objects are actively altered by the intense electron irradiation that is necessary to reach single atom sensitivity. In these circumstances a control of beam-sample interactions is no longer a commodity but a necessity. Therefore, it is of outstanding interest to develop new tools and concepts that strive for a stricter control of the probing electron beam...   More >

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Science Cafe - It's a small world: Viewing Life with Electrons

Presentation | February 7 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso


1403 Solano Ave , Albany, CA 94706

Danielle Jorgens, Director, Electron Microscope Laboratory; Restaurant Valparaiso

Science@Cal


A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies in the world of electron microscopy. In addition to the monumental advances in the Cryo-EM, which garnered the Nobel Prize last year, a new wave of 3-dimensional imaging is taking over the rest of the electron microscopy field. With these advanced 3D electron microscopes, cells and tissues are being visualized at new depths and...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, February 9, 2018

Hierarchical Nanoscale Assemblies for the Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 by H2O: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location


Dr. Heinz Frei, LBNL / Molecular Biophysics and Bioimaging

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Closing of the photosynthetic cycle of water oxidation and carbon dioxide reduction on the shortest possible length scale – the nanoscale – offers the advantage of minimizing efficiency degrading ion transport processes and of chemical side reactions.

Square inch sized arrays of cobalt oxide-silica core-shell nanotubes offer a design for scalable artificial photosystems in which the cycle of...   More >

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Human Organs Chips for Drug Development, Disease Modeling, and Precision Medicine: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall


Kevin E. Healy, Jan Fandrianto and Selfia Halim Distinguished Professor, UC Berkeley

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Sharing a vision to reduce or eliminate the use of animals in drug discovery, and conduct ‘clinical trials’ in patient-specific organ chips that can accommodate variations in genetics, environment, and lifestyle.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Exploring the Nanoworld Inside Cells: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location


Prof. Eric Betzig, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


A single mammalian cell is a complex yet robust machine self-assembled from approximately 100 million copies of tens of thousands of distinct proteins, each only a few nanometers in size. Reverse engineering this system is a daunting task, not only because of the small size and shear number of components, but also because the system is exquisitely sensitive to perturbation, either by scientific...   More >

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Science at Cal Lecture: Cosmic Gold: Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements

Lecture | February 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall


Eliot Quataert, Department of Astronomy

Science@Cal


Scientists have recently developed a new way to “see” the universe, using the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein nearly a century ago. These waves can teach us about some of the most exotic objects known, including star “corpses” known as black holes and neutron stars. Remarkably, they have also helped solve a longstanding puzzle about where in the Universe some of the elements we know and...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“Biologically Inspired Engineering: From Mechanotherapeutics to Human Organs-on-Chips”

Seminar | February 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall


Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University

Bioengineering (BioE)


In this presentation, I will describe work we have been carrying out at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard that I head, which leverages biological design principles to develop new engineering innovations. I will highlight recent advances that my team has made in the engineering of “Organs-on-Chips”— microfluidic devices lined by living human cells created with...   More >

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 22 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Atrium


Bioengineering (BioE)


The top talent of UC Berkeley and local biotech employers at the largest biomedical industry event on campus.

Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome - early undergrad to PhD. Not a career fair - some will be hiring, some just want to meet you. Bring your resume if you're job searching and meet some awesome companies.


Alumni, Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

RSVP online.



Dr. Aaron McKenna, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington: Resolving whole organism cell fate with CRISPR/Cas9

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium 306


Center for Computational Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Abstract: Multicellular organisms develop by way of a lineage tree, a series of cell divisions that give rise to cell types, tissues, and organs. However, our knowledge of the cell lineage and its determinants remains extremely fragmentary for nearly all species. This includes all vertebrates and arthropods such as Drosophila, wherein cell lineage varies between individuals; embryos and organs.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Engineering Functionality in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanomaterials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall


Prof. Dmitri V. Talapin, Univ of Chicago, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials has seen impressive developments, both in the fundamental understanding of nucleation, growth and surface chemistry of inorganic phases, and in the ability to prepare functional materials with precisely engineered optical and electronic properties. However, the lack of atomic precision in nanomaterial synthesis restricts our ability to harness all the...   More >



Bioelectronic Noses for Odorants and Airborne Pathogen: Special Bio/Nano Seminar

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 247 Cory Hall


Prof. Seunghun Hong, Seoul National University, Applied Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recent progress in nanotechnology allows one to combine nanoscale devices with bio-molecules to build versatile nano-bio devices with interesting functionalities. One example can be a bioelectronic nose device to smell specific odorants just like human noses.

In this work, we coated olfactory receptor proteins on carbon nanotube-based transistors to build bio-electronic noses which can...   More >

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Annual Chinese New Year Banquet

Special Event | March 1 | 6-9 p.m. |  China Village


1335 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


祝大家春節快樂! Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. Let us welcome the Year of the Dog with good food, prizes, and interesting conversations with old and new friends.

Pre-payment is REQUIRED. $30 faculty & community; $15 students and UC staff; $8 for children. RSVP list will close February...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED. Make reservations by calling 510-643-6322, or by emailing ccs-vs@berkeley.edu.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Currents and Phases in Quantum Rings: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall


Prof. Kathryn Moler, Stanford University, Physics & Applied Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Emergent phenomena in quantum systems often exhibit magnetic signatures. In this talk, I will describe how to use the current in a ring to access fundamental and topological properties of quantum states of charge-carrying particles.

Applying a magnetic flux through a ring creates a phase gradient, in response to which a current flows, creating magnetic fields that we measure with a scanning...   More >

Friday, March 9, 2018

Hybridized Metasurfaces: A New Twist in Flat Optics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location


Prof. Cheng-Wei Qiu, Nat'l University of Singapore, ECE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


I will report some of the most recent developments in my group as well as in the field of the interfacial engineering of manipulation of light-matter interactions, via the artificially constructed structures of ultrathin thickness compared to the wavelength. In particular, the low-dimension and high-frequency scaling may promise a lot more interesting applications, while the challenges in design...   More >

Friday, March 16, 2018

Stacking Atomic Layers: Quest for New Materials and Physics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location


Prof. Philip Kim, Harvard University, Physics and Applied Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Modern electronics has relied heavily on the technology to confine electrons in the interface layers of semiconductors.

In recent years, scientists discovered that various atomically thin materials including graphene, a single atomic carbon layer, can be isolated. In these atomically thin materials, quantum physics allows electrons to move only in an effective 2-dimensional (2D) space. By...   More >

Friday, March 23, 2018

Curious Minds and Materials Discoveries: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall


Prof. Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Curiosity-driven discoveries can often inspire new hypotheses in scientific research and solutions for problems. I will share a few such discoveries from my research group and my classrooms.

For example, crumpled paper balls in a wastebasket inspired a new form of ultrafine particles that becomes aggregation-resistant and can disperse in arbitrary solvents. This represents a new strategy to...   More >

Friday, April 13, 2018

Double Quantum Dot Nanocrystal Synthesis and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall


Prof. Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute, Applied Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals have evolved in the past decades from a topic of pure scientific interest to a technological one. This has been driven by dramatic advances in the ability to fabricate controlled complex structures via wet chemistry methods.

Today, exquisite control can be exerted on the detailed structure and energy landscape within colloidal nanoparticles, leading to new...   More >

Saturday, May 5, 2018

SERC Gala

Special Event | May 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom


Student Environmental Resource Center


Join us for the 5th annual SERC Gala!

More details to come.


$7-20