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<< Week of October 22 >>

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Harold S. Johnston Lecture: Physico-Chemical Approaches Towards Understanding the Cellular Transitions of Tumorigenesis

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


Professor James R. Heath, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Catalytic production of fuel precursors via aldol condensation over hydrotalcite-based materials" and "Towards Biochemical Conversion of CO2 to Commodity Chemicals Using Enzyme Design and Engineered Polyketide Synthases": Konstantinos Goulas and Sean Poust

Colloquium | October 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall


Konstantinos Goulas, PhD student in Toste Group, University of California, Berkeley; Sean Poust, PhD student in Keasling Group, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Chemical Engineering


Refreshments will be served outside of 180 Tan at 3:30 pm

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Graduate Research Seminar

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


Ms. Aya Buckley, PhD student with Professor Felix Fischer, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/frfgrp/

Mr. Richard Thornbury, PhD student with Professor F. Dean Toste, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/toste/

Department of Chemistry


Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab



Graduate Research Conference

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


Mr. Lucas Carneiro, PhD student with Professor Stephen Leone, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/leonegrp/

Ms. Zheyue Yang, PhD student with Professor Stephen Leone, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/leonegrp/

Department of Chemistry


Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Friday, October 24, 2014

Injectable Hydrogels for Cell Transplantation Therapies: Nano Seminar Series

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


Prof. Sarah Heilshorn, Stanford University, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Cell transplantation is a promising therapy for a myriad of debilitating diseases and injuries; however, current delivery protocols are inadequate. Transplantation by direct injection, which is clinically preferred for its minimal invasiveness, commonly results in less than 5% cell viability.

As a strategy to protect cells, we have designed a biodegradable, customizable hydrogel using...   More >



No-pumping theorems for multi-species stochastic pumps

Seminar: Statistical Mechanics | October 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall


Dr. Dibyendu Mandal, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley

Chandler, Geissler & Smit Research Groups