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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Examining cellular signaling in complex environments with microscale systems”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Ashleigh Theberge, University of Washington

Bioengineering (BioE)


Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 1
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Examining cellular signaling in complex environments with microscale systems”

Ashleigh Theberge
Assistant Professor of Chemistry - University of Washington
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology - University of Washington School of Medicine

Small molecule and protein signals provide a rich...   More >



Mobile Technologies for Health

Lecture: Seminars of interest | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Ida Sim, Professor, UCSF

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Dr. Ida Sim is a primary care physician, informatics researcher, and entrepreneur. She is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she co-directs Biomedical Informatics at UCSF's Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Her current research focuses on the use of mobile apps and sensors to improv


Free

Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.



MIT Broad Professor Feng Zhang at the Berkeley Forum: Harnessing Nature's Diversity for Biotechnology

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 1 | 6-7:15 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


The Berkeley Forum


Recent advances in genome editing technology have made it possible to modify organisms, including humans, at the genetic level with relative ease. While such developments bode well for the treatment of many previously incurable conditions, they also open the door for the creation of arbitrary modifications to the genome for aesthetic and other non-medical purposes. Such possibilities are the...   More >


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop: Undergrad | March 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Emily Harden, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects; Jason Silva, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects

Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Featured Speaker: Emily Harden, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Featured Speaker: Jason Silva, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Moderator: Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Sponsor: Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop is designed for undergraduates who are seeking to do independent research involving human participants....   More >

Friday, March 3, 2017

Jacobs Design Conversations: Barry Katz

Lecture: Seminars of interest | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


Barry Katz

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Professor, author, and IDEO fellow Barry Katz will speak at Jacobs Hall.


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All Audiences



Surface Plasmon Near-Field for Improved Optoelectronics and Photochemistry: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Terefe G Habteyes, Univ. of New Mexico, Chemistry/Chemical Biology

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recent advances show that the near-field properties of localized surface plasmon resonances can be utilized to drive important photochemical reactions at low incident photon flux at room temperature as well as improve the efficiency of optoelectronic devices. Central to these applications is a localized surface plasmon near-field that increases light matter-interaction dramatically.

I will...   More >

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Design Field Notes: Majeed Kazemitabaar

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Majeed Kazemitabaar co-designs, builds, and studies maker tools for children. At Jacobs Hall, he will discuss his MakerWear project, a modular tangible construction kit of wearables for kids.


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All Audiences



Illumina Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session: Grad: Undergrad | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Illumina

Bioengineering (BioE)


Thinking about your career?

We're hiring! Calling all engineers who desire to help develop life changing technologies - we want to meet you! Our team of software and process engineers are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We'll also share about full time and internship opportunities and our Illumina Accelerator. DINNER PROVIDED!


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Extracellular Matrix Control of Endothelial Cell Function and Fate”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Ngan Huang, Stanford University

Bioengineering (BioE)


Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 8
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Extracellular Matrix Control of Endothelial Cell Function and Fate”

Ngan Huang
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Stanford University
Principal Investigator - Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System



Computational Imaging for 3D Gigapixel Microscopy

Lecture: Seminars of interest | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Laura Waller, Associate Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Laura Waller leads the Computational Imaging Lab, which develops new methods for optical imaging, with optics and computational algorithms designed jointly. She holds the Ted Van Duzer Endowed Professorship and is a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS),


Free

Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.



View from the Top: Martin Anstice: Innovation-Driven Leadership Sustaining a High- Performance Organization

Lecture: Seminars of interest | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor


Martin Anstice, President and CEO, Lam Research

College of Engineering, College of Chemistry


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

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The dynamics of clonal evolution: Dr. Jamie Blundell, Stanford University

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


The dynamics of clonal evolution remain poorly understood despite having implications for the treatment of cancer and microbial infections. My work combines high-resolution lineage tracking using DNA barcodes, directed whole-genome-sequencing of adaptive clones, and mathematical models of mutational dynamics to understand clonal evolution at a quantitative level. Using this approach we are able...   More >



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Inside NIH

Workshop: Grad: Seminars of interest | March 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will explain how NIH is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NIH works to their funding strategies.



From Genetics to CRISPR Gene Editing with Machine Learning

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall


Jennifer Listgarten, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New England

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


In this talk I will start by explaining some of the modelling challenges in finding the genetic underpinnings of disease, which is important for screening, treatment, drug development, and basic biological insight.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Atom-by-Atom Characterization of Nanomaterials with Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Mary Scott, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Measuring 3D atomic coordinates in materials has been a driving force behind many scientific and technological advances. Techniques such as X-ray crystallography are powerful tools to measure average atomic positions, but cannot identify individual, atomic scale defects which can strongly influence a material’s behavior, particularly in the case of nanomaterials.

A single image from a high...   More >

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Physical Phenotyping”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Dino Di Carlo, UCLA

Bioengineering (BioE)


Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 15
12noon - 1:00pm
Bechtel Engineering Center – Sibley Auditorium

Dino DiCarlo
Professor of Bioengineering
UCLA

“Physical Phenotyping”

My lab uses microtechnology to interface at the scale of biology to aid in scientific investigation, develop new approaches to diagnose and monitor disease, and engineer therapies. A part of our...   More >

Friday, March 17, 2017

Canceled-illness: Metal-Ligand Chemistry in Multimetallic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Performance: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled


Prof. Jill E. Millstone, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Chemistry / ChemE / ME

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Metal-ligand chemistry is shown to be a pivotal tool in the control of multimetallic nanoparticle formation, structure, and emergent properties. Specifically, small molecule ligand chemistry is used to mediate the incorporation and distribution of metals in and on discrete, colloidal nanoparticle substrates, as well as modulate their emergent optoelectronic features once formed.

Here, we...   More >

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Chris Vollmers, UC Santa Cruz

Bioengineering (BioE)


Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 22
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.”

Chris Vollmers
Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering
UC Santa Cruz

Recent advances in molecular biology protocols and sequencing technology have made it possible to analyze the entire...   More >



Neural Dust, A Platform for Neural Interfaces

Lecture: Seminars of interest | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Michel Maharbiz, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Michel Maharbiz is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His current research centers on building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. His research group is also known for developing the world’s first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles;


Free

Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inside NSF

Workshop: Grad: Seminars of interest | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Microfluidic Technologies to Manufacture Soft Matter Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


In this talk I will describe how microfluidic technologies and various fields (light, temperature and flow) can be used to synthesize new functional soft matter materials.

I will begin by introducing Flow Lithography- a new way of interfacing lithography and microfluidics to “optically stamp” complex and functional microparticles. This technique takes advantage of the unique ability to finely...   More >

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium: Brain Training to Promote Brain Health

Conference/Symposium: Seminars of interest | March 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Mark D'Espostio, UC Berkeley; Dan Krawcyzk, UT Dallas; Tony Chen, UCSF; Ian Robertson, UT Dallas; Michael Merzenich, UCSF; Adam Gazzaley, UCSF; Sandra Chapman, UT Dallas

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


This symposium will bring together the most distinguished brain scientists to share and learn up-to-date breakthroughs in brain research.


RSVP by March 28 by emailing ucbbraintrainingsymposium@gmail.com.

Friday, March 31, 2017

CEND 9th Annual Symposium: Deconstructing TB: Insights from Fundamental Research

Conference/Symposium: Seminars of interest | March 31 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center


Megan Murray, Harvard University; Gilla Kiplan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Clifton E. Barry III, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases; Bavesh Kana, University of the Witwatersrand; Nevan Krogan, University of California, San Francisco; Oren Rosenberg, University of California, San Francisco

CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)


Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention, control, and treatment. CEND Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between San Francisco Bay Area scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health...   More >