Seminars & Events

<< Week of February 24 >>

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AbbVie Lecture in Organic Chemistry: From fuzzy to function: Capturing conformations of transcriptional coactivators with small molecules

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Anna Mapp, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

Within the chemical space of protein-protein interactions (PPIs), transient, modest affinity PPIs play a central role in a variety of cellular functions, including protein folding and transcription. Dysregulation of this class of PPIs is at the heart of diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders. For example, in several types of AML, leukemogenesis is dependent upon the loss of...   More >

Single-Molecule Spectroscopy with Molecular Catalysts, Conductive Polymers, and Optical Microresonators

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Randall Goldsmith, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Measurements on individual molecules have revolutionized how chemists can perceive molecular properties and dynamics, yet single-molecule techniques can only be applied with considerable experimental constraints. The Goldsmith group develops new tools through chemical synthesis, micro and nanophotonics, and microfluidics that allow single-molecule techniques to be applied in previously...   More >

LaTeX: Introduction to Typesetting in Math

Workshop | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library 110 MD

 Brian Quigley, Kresge Engineering Library


This workshop is an introduction to typesetting math using LaTeX. Attendees will learn how to create various environments for equations and formulas; subscripting and superscripting; Greek letters; and other commonly used syntax for math.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Challenging Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Energy Devices

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Andre Taylor, Yale University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar: Slow magnetic relaxation in a series of uranium (V) complexes

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Daniel Lussier, Graduate Student for Professor Jeff Long,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar: Interfacing Molecular Catalysts for CO2 and H+ Reduction with Supramolecular and Biological Platforms

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Peter Smith, Graduate Student for Professor Christopher Chang,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar: Photoredox Catalysis in a M4L6 Supramolecular Assembly

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Laura Sofen, Graduate Student for Professor Dean Toste,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab


Workshop | February 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 808 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Research Development Office

The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The CAREER Award...   More >


  Make reservations online or or by emailing Erica Whitney at by February 23.

Graduate Research Conference: Magnetic Properties via Generalized Wavefunctions

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Bradley Ganoe, Graduate Student for Professor Martin Head Gordon,; Ms.; Mr.

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, atrium

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome. Some will be recruiting, some just want to meet you. Bring your questions, bring your resumes. Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society.

Pitzer Center Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Norman Tubman, Department of Chemistry

 Department of Chemistry

Pitzer Center Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Friday, February 24, 2017

Towards Designed Nanoscale Systems via Self-Assembly: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Oleg Gang, Columbia Univ., Applied Physics / Chemical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In the last decades nanoscale inorganic objects emerged as a novel type of matter with unique functional properties and a plethora of prospective applications. Although a broad range of nano-synthesis methods has been developed, our abilities to organize these nano-components into designed static and reconfigurable architectures are quite limited.

Molecular encoding of nano-object allows...   More >

Estimating Probability Weights of Deterministic many-body Systems in their Steady States

Seminar: Statistical Mechanics | February 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Dr. Zdenek Preisler, LBNL

 College of Chemistry


Understanding the crystal chemistry of ionic diffusion through polyanionic intercalation hosts

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | February 24 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Brent Melot, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California

 College of Chemistry

The most important problem the world faces is how to establish a sustainable energy infrastructure. A critical component to this challenge is how to safely store large amounts of energy in an economically viable way. While a large body of work has been dedicated to identifying new intercalation hosts for Li-ion batteries, a fundamental understanding of the mechanism for ionic diffusion through...   More >

Saturday, February 25, 2017

How to lead effectively: Skills for managing scientists

Workshop | February 25 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Anna Goldstein, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University; Ben Thuronyi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, College of Chemistry, Graduate Assembly, Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs

This full-day workshop will focus on the critical interpersonal aspects of leading a group of scientists, integrating techniques for communication, feedback, conflict resolution, and negotiation. It’s designed to complement the SLAM seminar series by providing highly interactive, participatory experiences. You’ll get hands-on practice with the relationship skills that are key to being a great...   More >