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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 >


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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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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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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.



BERC Innovation Expo: Research Poster Exposition and Reception

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Moore Lobby


Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative


Innovation Expo features the best energy-related research from UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Judges will award prizes totalling $2,500.


All Audiences

All Audiences

$20 2-Day Student Ticket [Post-docs eligible]

Register online, or or by emailing energy_summit@berc.berkeley.edu.

Friday, February 23, 2018

BERC Energy Summit: Energy in the Trump era: Industry leaders highlight the way forward at the western U.S.’s biggest student-run energy conference

Conference/Symposium | February 23 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom


Christine Harada, Chief Sustainability Officer, Obama Administration

Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President, Greentech Media

Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative


How are the nation’s energy innovators building a more sustainable future even in the Trump era? Industry leaders, researchers and top government officials will answer that urgent question at the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC)’s annual Energy Summit - the biggest student-run energy conference in the western U.S. Discussions will address this year’s theme: Bridging Divides &...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$20 2-Day Student Ticket [Post-docs eligible]

Register online, or or by emailing energy_summit@berc.berkeley.edu.



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 >



Grounds for Science- Putting it all together: cell choreography and energy grids

Presentation | February 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar


3960 Adeline, Emeryville, CA 94608

Mark Khoury, Molecular and Cell Biology; Christopher Poresky, Nuclear Engineering Department

Science@Cal


Exciting short talks on cutting-edge topics by young researchers at UC Berkeley. Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students.

Embryonic development: how cell choreography shapes animals with Mark Khoury

Just as the collective movements of many dancers are needed to perform the choreography in a ballet, the collective behavior...   More >


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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Caminos de la Ciencia: De Ingeniería Química a Microbiología y de Regreso

Presentation | February 24 | 1-3:15 p.m. |  Kapor Center for Social Impact


2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Science@Cal


This Presentation will be in Spanish / Esta presentación será en español

En esta presentación, el Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, investigador del Laboratorio Nacional de Berkeley, nos hablará sobre su trayectoria en la ciencia y las oportunidades que lo han llevado a estudiar microbios, bichos y el medio ambiente.

Javier nació en Tuxpan, Nayarit, México, y realizó toda su preparación...   More >


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Registration opens February 14. Register by February 24 online, or or by emailing Katie Bertsche at scienceatcal@berkeley.edu.

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)


[RSVP LIST IS CLOSED] 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.


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 >

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Breaking Lorentz Reciprocity: From New Physical Concepts to Applications

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall


Negar Reiskarimian, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Lorentz reciprocity is a fundamental characteristic of the vast majority of electronic and photonic structures. In this talk, I will present a novel approach to break Lorentz reciprocity based on linear periodically-time- varying (LPTV) circuits.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Christina Curtis, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Seminar | March 7 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Title: Quantifying the evolutionary dynamics of tumor progression and metastasis

Abstract: Cancer results from the acquisition of somatic alterations in an evolutionary process that typically occurs over many years, much of which is occult. Understanding the evolutionary dynamics that are operative at different stages of progression in individual tumors might inform the earlier detection,...   More >



Science Cafe - Science and Art of Active Transportation Planning

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


1403 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94706

Eric Anderson, College of Environmental Design

Science@Cal


This science cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. We encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation.

Berkeley is a leading city in promoting walking and biking for transportation. The City recently adopted a new Berkeley Bicycle Plan (2017), laying...   More >


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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 >

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bridging the Gap Between the Petri Dish and the Patient: Integrative Approaches to Put Disease in Context

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Stephanie Fraley, University of California, San Diego

Bioengineering (BioE)


Technological advances continue to accentuate the fact that biological knowledge is highly context and time dependent. It is now clear that in vitro model systems, which are necessary for studying the molecular mechanisms of disease, fail to represent many critical pathophysiological features of human disease. Thus, findings from in vitro studies rarely translate directly into impact for...   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 >

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Science Lecture - Unlocking the secrets of brain aging

Lecture | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Daniela Kaufer, Neuroscience & Integrative Biology

Science@Cal


Aging can involve a decline in neural function that impairs cognition and contributes to neurological diseases. However, the biological mechanisms that cause the transition from a young-and-healthy to aged-and-dysfunctional brain are not well understood. In this talk, Dr. Kaufer will describe recent findings from her lab which identified a novel mechanism underlying this transition. She will also...   More >


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Next-generation devices from classical and quantum nanomaterials

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall


Arthur Barnard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


In this seminar, I will discuss two kinds of novel devices we build from classical and quantum nanomaterials: (1) nanoscale optoelectromechanical sensors and (2) ballistic graphene transistors. In both cases, we use these new devices to uncover emergent physical phenomena, paving the way for next-generation functional devices.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Ultrafast Lasers and their Applications in Spectroscopy and Microscopy

Seminar | March 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center


Dr. Patrick Kolsch, Sales Manager, Spectra-Physics

Dr. Aram Zeytunyan, Senior Scientist, Newport

Photobears


Lasers are used in a variety of research applications ranging from bioimaging to materials processing. In this seminar, new product developments in the area of ultrafast lasers and their applications in multiphoton imaging and molecular spectroscopy will be discussed.

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 >

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Caminos de la Ciencia - Explosiones y Sismos Solares

Presentation | March 24 | 1:45-3:30 p.m. |  Kapor Center for Social Impact


2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Juan Carlos Martínez Oliveros, Space Sciences Lab

Science@Cal


Nuestra impresión cotidiana del Sol es la del astro apacible, inmutable y de cierta forma aburrido. Sin embargo, el Sol es una estrella vibrante y dinámica que presenta ciclos, que en cuyos máximos, manifiestan una gran actividad magnética. Uno de los fenómenos solares que más llaman la atención de los astrónomos son las explosiones solares. En esta charla hablaremos sobre estos fenómenos, sus...   More >


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Registration opens March 15. Register by March 24 online.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

“Stability and Flexibility in Motor Networks”

Seminar | March 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in location


Michael Long, New York University School of Medicine

Bioengineering (BioE)


For us to interact with the outside world, our brains must plan and dictate our actions and behaviors. In many cases, we learn to reproducibly execute a well-defined series of muscle movements to perform impressive feats, such as hitting a golf ball or playing the violin. In other cases, however, we are required to adjust our behavior to account for uncertain sensory information from the world...   More >

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

BSAC Technology Seminar - Non-Filter Applications for FBAR Resonators and Devices

Seminar | April 3 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Dr. Richard Ruby (EECS PhD 1984), Director of Technology, Broadcom

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


FBAR has large success in filters, leading aggressive mobile phone applications. Two areas where it may be useful are low power radios and broad area sensors. FBAR-enabled radios can reduce power use by eliminating PLL and using direct modulation at high frequencies. As a mass sensor, temperature sensor, pressure sensor, particle detector, etc., the FBAR is quite attractive.


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

RSVP by April 2 online.



Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program: Robots, Humans and Artificial Intelligence

Special Event | April 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge


Francesco Borelli, Professor Mechanical Engineering U.C. B.; Ruzena Bajcsy, Professor EECS - U.C. B., Former Director (CITRIS); Koushil Sreenath, Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering U.C.B.; Mark Mueller, Mechanical Engineering U.C.B.

Women's Faculty Club


In the near future robots will be in home and offices, will drive us around, will help humans with daily tasks and assist elderly, children and workers in factories. Scientists at Berkeley are in the forefront of robotics research trying to address issues as safety, scalability, intelligence, human interaction and societal impact. This symposium will give an overview of current technologies and...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP by April 3 by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Alexis Battle, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Seminar | April 4 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Title: Modeling the complex impact of genetic variation on gene expression

Abstract:
Non-coding and regulatory genetic variation plays a significant role in human health, but the impact of regulatory variants has proven difficult to predict from sequence alone. Further, genetic effects can be modulated by context, such as cell type and environmental factors. We have developed machine learning...   More >

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Writing Research Proposals

Workshop | April 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


In this workshop, we will explore techniques and best practices for writing a research proposal from the beginning (the specific aims/objectives) to the middle (the research design and methods) to the very end (supplementary documents).


Faculty

Faculty

Friday, April 6, 2018

Nanomaterials Engineering to Probe and Control Living Systems: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall


Prof. Markita del Carpio Landry, UC Berkeley, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Unique physical, chemical, and optical phenomena arise when materials are confined to the nano-scale. We are accustomed to making observations and predictions for the behavior of living systems on a macroscopic scale that is intuitive for the time and size scales of our day-to-day lives. However, the building blocks of life: proteins, nucleic acids, and cells, occupy different spatiotemporal...   More >

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New insights into acetylation and oncometabolism from chemoproteomics

Seminar | April 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall


Jordan Meier, National Cancer Institute

College of Chemistry


A paradox of modern biology is that while metabolism is known to influence epigenetic signals (including, but not limited to histone acetylation), the specific proteins that sense these metabolic cues remain uncharacterized. Here we describe the utility of chemical methods to discover novel epigenetic mechanisms and characterize their metabolic regulation. Our initial studies have led to the...   More >



Beyond Diversity: Building A Culture of Inclusion in STEM Education

Special Event | April 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Tracy L. Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA

Paul Barber, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D., Department of Integrative Biology, UCB

College of Division of Biological Sciences Letters & Science


A lecture and panel discussion (3:30-5:00 pm) followed by a reception (after 5 pm).

The greatest population growth in the US is happening in precisely the populations that remain profoundly underrepresented in the sciences. It is clear that the long-term vitality of the scientific enterprise in the US is dependent on preparing a broader population of young people to be the scientific leaders...   More >


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

“Beyond Editing: Exploring and Engineering a Living Genome Using a Dead Molecule”

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Stanley Qi, Stanford University

Bioengineering (BioE)


Synthetic manipulation of the genome is key to understanding the genetic makeup of living organisms, and holds great promise for curing diseases. Despite significant advances of CRISPR technology development to editing the genome sequence or regulating gene expression, genome engineering, broadly defined, is still in its infancy for studying and engineering diverse features inherent to the...   More >



Microsoft Azure University Tour

Workshop | April 11 | 4-7:15 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Field Club


Office of the CIO (Chief Information Officer)


Want to know where the cloud can take you? Microsoft can show you.

We’re excited to announce the Azure University Tour is coming and you’re invited! This is a free learning event for student developers, faculty, and staff where you’ll code alongside industry experts, boost your skills, and test new technology.

No matter your career path, the cloud is likely to be central to it, and the...   More >

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Teaching and Research Resource Fair

Special Event | April 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 117, Level D


Academic Innovation Studio


Connect with dozens of campus service providers to get new ideas, find support, and learn about resources and services. Enjoy focused conversations and technology demos while meeting other instructors and researchers.


Faculty, Students - Graduate

Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

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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 >

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Kim Butts Pauly, Stanford University

Bioengineering (BioE)


Ultrasound can be focused to achieve high intensities deep in the brain. It is currently FDA approved for the treatment of essential tremor, which affects 4% of the US population age 40 and over. This talk will discuss MRI-guided focused ultrasound technology for this application, as well as ongoing research in this area. At low intensities, there is evidence that ultrasound acts on...   More >

Friday, April 20, 2018

Optogenetic and Chemogenetic Tools for Mapping Molecular and Cellular Circuits: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall


Prof. Alice Ting, Stanford University, Genetics/Biology/Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The first part of the talk will describe optogenetic tools we have developed for labeling and manipulating functional circuits in the brain (e.g., FLARE and related tools).

The second part of the talk will describe chemogenetic tools we have developed for mapping molecular interactions in living cells (e.g., APEX and TurboID).

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Alice Ting did her PhD in Chem here at UC Berkeley...   More >

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“Design Principles of Living Membranes”

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Ilya Levental, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Bioengineering (BioE)


Recent discoveries have elucidated the crucial role for liquid-liquid phase separation phenomena in cellular biology. I will briefly introduce recent discoveries in three-dimensional phase partitioning of the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm, followed by our recent observations on phase separation in mammalian plasma membranes. The plasma membrane is the physical and functional interface between a cell...   More >

Friday, April 27, 2018

Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials: Wafer-Scale Synthesis, Exciton Condensation, and Catalysis for Water Splitting: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall


Prof. Linyou Cao, North Carolina State Univ., MSE / ECE / Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, and WSe2 present an attractive semiconductor option at the atomic level. These materials bear great promise to enable the development of novel devices in a variety of technical fields, including information technology, photonics, and clean energy.

In this talk, I will present our latest progress in...   More >

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Murat Acar, Associate Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University

Seminar | May 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Quantitative insights into gene network evolution and aging in the context of a canonical network

Abstract:
Regulation of gene expression in the yeast galactose utilization network has served as a paradigm for eukaryotic transcriptional control for 60 years now. Using the GAL network as an experimental model, we characterized cross-species evolution of this network and how cellular aging...   More >



SERC Gala

Special Event | May 2 | 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!


$5-30

Buy tickets online.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

How to publish a scientific paper

Workshop | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library; Maria Gould, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian, UC Berkeley Library Scholarly Communication Services; Olga Kononova, Postdoctoral fellow, Ceder Research Group, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Library


Writing and publishing a scientific paper can be daunting. Come hear a publishing and copyright expert, a postdoc, and a science librarian demystify the process and outline important tips for maximizing impact.


Staff, Students - Graduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



Envisioning Global Energy Solutions: Renewable Energy for the Future and Making the Power Grid Smart

Panel Discussion | May 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus


3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz; Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at UC Santa Cruz

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Please join us for our launch of the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 while we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research with the broader community. Our third panel of the Spring 2018 series invites Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz and Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at...   More >