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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop: Grad: Undergrad | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room


Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

Library


Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!


Register online.

Friday, February 2, 2018

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop: Grad: Undergrad | 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



2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session: Undergrad | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000. Proposals for...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

Students - Undergraduate



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

Seminar: Seminars of interest | 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 >



How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop: Undergrad | February 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll

Office of Undergraduate Research


If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and 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 >



Space Technologies at Cal Project Showcase

Tour/Open House: Seminars of interest | February 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


Space Technologies at Cal


Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) is a group of passionate scientists who want to push the frontier of space research and the space industry. Many of STAC members have been working on innovative projects related to space technology development, such as payload launches, research experiments, autonomous rovers, and much more. STAC would like to invite you to stop by its project showcase on Thursday...   More >


All Audiences

Monday, February 5, 2018

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course: Undergrad | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall


Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Office of Undergraduate Research


Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session: Undergrad | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application



How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop: Undergrad | February 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll

Office of Undergraduate Research


If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and 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 >



Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop: Grad: Undergrad | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room


Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

Library


Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!


Register online.



Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out final project in *ANY* major

Information Session: Undergrad | February 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

Office of Undergraduate Research


Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

“Massively Parallel Synthetic Investigation of Protein Folding and Binding”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Gabriel Rocklin, University of Washington

Bioengineering (BioE)


Computationally designed miniproteins (~40 amino acids in length) have exciting potential as therapeutics and are also ideal model systems for studying protein biophysics. We recently introduced massively parallel methods for designing, expressing, and experimentally testing tens of thousands of entirely new proteins, leading to an avalanche of new protein structures. Assaying these "de novo"...   More >



STEM Research Proposal Writing Workshop for SURF Fellowship

Workshop: Undergrad | February 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Justin Lopez

Office of Undergraduate Research


In this workshop, undergraduates will receive detailed guidance on how to construct a research proposal in the STEM disciplines for the SURF Fellowship.



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

Presentation: Seminars of interest | 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 >


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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop: Undergrad | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll

Office of Undergraduate Research


If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and 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, February 9, 2018

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session: Undergrad | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application



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

Seminar: Seminars of interest | 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 >



SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session: Undergrad | February 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Monday, February 12, 2018

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course: Undergrad | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall


Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Office of Undergraduate Research


Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session: Undergrad | February 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000. Proposals for...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

Students - Undergraduate



Dr. Nilah Ioannidis, Departments of Biomedical Data Science and Genetics, Stanford University: Computational methods for interpreting genetic variation of unknown significance

Seminar: Seminars of interest | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium 306


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


Abstract:
Understanding the clinical significance of personal genome variation is a major challenge for personalized medicine, with large numbers of variants of unknown significance discovered in next-generation sequencing studies. I will first discuss two machine learning tools that we recently developed to predict the clinical significance of individual genetic variants. REVEL is a random...   More >

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Transfer Student Success Workshop: The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience

Workshop: Undergrad | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Transfer Student Center, Room 105


Office of Undergraduate Research


The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience



“Defining Microbiota and Host Resilience to Physical Perturbations: A Multi-Scale Approach”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Carolina Tropini, Stanford University

Bioengineering (BioE)


Physical perturbations are prevalent in the bacterial world. Changes in the environmental mechanical properties, temperature, pH, or osmotic pressure apply broad spectrum stresses to bacterial communities and drive evolution. Specifically, in the human gut, osmotic stress is a common disturbance caused by food intolerance, malabsorption, and widespread laxative use. In my postdoctoral studies, I...   More >



Molecular Technology for Improved Treatment of Disease

Colloquium: Seminars of interest | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall


Hadley Sikes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Chemical Engineering


Our understanding of disease states, both communicable and non-communicable, progresses at a remarkable pace in this age of data-rich biology. Unfortunately, our current ability to make use of this knowledge on a routine basis in clinical settings is limited. The focus of this presentation will be to present examples of how chemical engineering design and biomolecular engineering can be used to...   More >

Friday, February 16, 2018

Exploring the Nanoworld Inside Cells: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | 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 >

Monday, February 19, 2018

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course: Undergrad | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall


Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Office of Undergraduate Research


Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | 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: BioE Seminars: Grad: Undergrad | 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: Seminars of interest | 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

“Systems Approaches for Understanding Antimicrobial Efficacy”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Jason Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bioengineering (BioE)


Recent advances in high-throughput experimental technologies and data analytics now enable unprecedented quantification and association of biological signals with markers of human health and disease; but current efforts to harness this potential fail to reliably produce the mechanistic biological insights necessary for driving translational innovation. Here, we will discuss systems approaches for...   More >



Jacobs Design Conversations: Saul Griffith

Lecture: Seminars of interest | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Saul Griffith, an inventor and founder of Otherlab, Instructables, and many others, will speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, February 26, 2018

Dr. Mingfu Shao, Department of Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University: Efficient algorithms for large-scale transcriptomics and genomics

Seminar: Seminars of interest | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium 306


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


Title:


Abstract:

I will present modeling and algorithmic designs for two challenging problems in biology and argue that efficient computational methods enable significant advances in our understanding of cell machinery and genome evolution. The first problem is the assembly of full-length transcripts -- the collection of expressed gene products in cells -- from noisy and highly...   More >



UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course: Undergrad | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall


Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Office of Undergraduate Research


Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

“Understanding and Programming Multicellular Patterning from the Bottom Up”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Pulin Li, California Institute of Technology

Bioengineering (BioE)


How genes, operating in individual cells, generate coordinated multicellular behavior is a fundamental question in biology. In every cell, a set of genes ('genetic circuits') interact with one another to control specific cellular functions, and combinations of these functional modules create population-level behavior, ranging from biological patterns to physiological rhythms. Applying a bottom-up...   More >