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Monday, April 2, 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, April 3, 2018

Olfactory receptor-based chemical sensors to accelerate the engineering of chemical-producing microbes

Seminar: Seminars of interest | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall


Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech

College of Chemistry


Designer microbes that convert sugars into bioproducts provide a sustainable alternative to the synthesis of chemicals from petroleum. One of the major challenges in the engineering of microbes for the production of chemicals is the rapid identification of the highest chemical-producing microbe from a pool, akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Chromatography-based methods for the...   More >



Ernest S. Kuh Distinguished Lecture: Creating Materials that do not Exist in Nature

Lecture: Seminars of interest | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor


Xiang Zhang, Ph.D. 96' ME, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering


All Audiences, Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



Design Field Notes: Tiffany Tseng

Seminar: Seminars of interest | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Tiffany Tseng, an interaction designer who creates tools for people who make things, will speak at Jacobs Hall.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Berkeley Grad Slam

Presentation: Grad | April 4 | 309 Sproul Hall


Graduate Division


Ten graduate student semi-finalists will present their research in 3 minutes! The winner will represent Berkeley and compete in the UC-wide Grad Slam. The UC-wide event will be hosted by President Janet Napolitano at LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco on May 3, 2018.



Building Robotics: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall


Andrew Krioukov, CEO and Co-Founder, Comfy

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Andrew is our CEO and Co-Founder, affectionately nicknamed our "chief building hacker." As a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, he worked on software infrastructure for implementing building applications at scale. He has previously worked at Intel, Google, and IBM on energy efficiency and large-scale distributed systems. Little-known talent: he makes a mean Moscow Mule.


All Audiences



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

Seminar: Seminars of interest | 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: Grad: Undergrad | 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

Jacobs Design Conversations: Alan Eustace

Lecture: Seminars of interest | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Alan Eustace, Google’s former Senior Vice President of Knowledge who set skydiving records after planning and completing a jump from the stratosphere, will speak at Jacobs Hall.


All Audiences

All Audiences



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

Seminar: Seminars of interest | 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 >

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bioengineering High School Competition

Conference/Symposium: Event | April 7 |  Stanley Hall | Note change in date


Bioengineering Honor Society


BioEHSC is an annual group research and design competition for high school students, taking place every spring and hosted by the UC Berkeley Bioengineering Honor Society.


Invitation only - competition participants.

Monday, April 9, 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, April 10, 2018

New insights into acetylation and oncometabolism from chemoproteomics

Seminar: Seminars of interest | 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: Seminars of interest | 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

RSVP online.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 CITRIS Research Exchange talk with Erik Henricson: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall


Erik K. Henricson, Associate Director for Clinical Research, UC Davis

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Erik K. Henricson’s work is focused on development of assessments for clinical trials, conduct of “bench-to-bedside” translational research, epidemiologic “natural history” studies of neuromuscular disease, and assessment of community mobility.


All Audiences



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

Seminar: BioE Seminars | 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 >

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Teaching and Research Resource Fair

Special Event: Event: Grad | 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

ID required.

RSVP by April 10 online.



Graduate Mentoring Awards

Reception: Grad | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Fiona M. Doyle, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Graduate Division

Graduate Division, Graduate Assembly


Awards ceremony for the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards and the Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Awards.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Double Quantum Dot Nanocrystal Synthesis and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | 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 >

Monday, April 16, 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, April 18, 2018

Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation

Seminar: BioE Seminars | 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: Seminars of interest | 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 >

Monday, April 23, 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, April 25, 2018

“Design Principles of Living Membranes”

Seminar: BioE Seminars | 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 >

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Minner Distinguished Lecture: Biotech and Social Responsbility

Lecture: BioE Seminars | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor


Dr. Ann Lee-Karlon, BioE '89, Genentech

College of Engineering, Bioengineering (BioE), Bioengineering Honor Society


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, April 27, 2018

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

Seminar: Seminars of interest | 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 >

Monday, April 30, 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 >