Seminars & Events

Fall 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Science Lecture - Controlling electron beams with lasers: Revealing protein structure

Lecture | August 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Osip Schwartz, Department of Physics

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Oxidation reactions over multicomponent catalysts: study of the ceria-based nanomaterials

Seminar | August 21 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bldg. 62, room 230

 Professor Marco Piumetti, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Redefining Druggability using Chemoproteomic Platforms

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Daniel Nomura, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

Town Hall Meeting and OGSI Awards

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

Friday, August 24, 2018

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

There's Plenty of Room at the Top: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | August 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu, UC Berkeley, EECS

Monday, August 27, 2018

“Cellular Barriers to Active Human Telomerase Assembly and Action at Telomeres”

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | August 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kathy Collins, University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Probing Complex Interfaces

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Rich Saykally, Dept. of Chemistry

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dissecting the Spatiotemporal Subcellular Distribution of the Human Proteome

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Emma Lundberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

ChREBP isoforms in pancreatic beta cells

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Donald Scott, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism Institute

Architectural Design, 1D Walls, 3D Plumbing, and Painting Blind en Route to Scalable Multifunctional Nanoarchitectures for Energy Storage

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | August 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Debra R. Rolison, US Naval Research Laboratory

Friday, August 31, 2018

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | August 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Universal Health Care for Wave Functions

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Eric Neuscamman, Dept. of Chemistry

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

"Investigating Combinatorial Extrinsic Regulation of Pluripotent and Neural Stem Cells for Applications in Regenerative Medicine," Riya Muckom; "Discovery of a Pathway for Terminal Alkyne AminoAcid Biosynthesis", Jorge Marchand.

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jorge Marchand, Ph.D. student in the Chang Group; Riya Muckom, Ph.D. student in the Clark Group and Schaffer Group

East Bay Science Cafe - Bioinspired Design: from Gripping Geckos, Bouncing Bugs, Leap’n Lizards, and Smart Squirrels

Presentation | September 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology

Friday, September 7, 2018

New Strategies in Carbene Transfer Catalysis

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Chris Uyeda, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Elucidating Mechanisms of Complex Protein Assembly and Evolution

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | September 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Matt Shoulders, Department of Chemistry, MIT

Mendeley Workshop: Organize, Cite, Discover

Workshop | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Macromolecular organic compounds from the depths of Enceladus

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bernd Abel, Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), Department Functional Surfaces Permoserstr. Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry,and Institute of Chemical Technology of the University Leipzig

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mapping the inner world of the cell

Seminar | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bo Huang, University of Califronia, San Francisco

Nonequilibrium Dynamics in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanomaterials

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 William A. Tisdale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Jade Fostvedt, Graduate Student for Professor John Arnold, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/jagrp/index.html

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Ian Bakanas, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rsgrp/

Mendeley Workshop: Organize, Cite, Discover

Workshop | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Friday, September 14, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Molecular Chaperone Functions in Protein Folding and Quality Control

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 F. Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

2018 Eastman Lectures in Catalysis: Interfacial Perimeter Sites – an Essential Component in Supported Au Catalysis

Lecture | September 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Harold H. Kung, Professor, Northwestern University

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Studies of radicals, clusters, and transition states by slow electron velocity-map imaging of cryogenically cooled anions (cryo-SEVI)

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dan Neumark, Dept. of Chemistry

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Superhydrophobic Surfaces in the Environment and in Biotechnology

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Michael Grunze, Professor (emeritus) - Institute of Applied Physical Chemistry University of Heidelberg, Germany; Max Planck School of MATTER to Life, Department of Cellular Biophysics

BAT Altruism: The Hidden Life of Brown Adipose Tissue

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Biao Wang, UCSF

2018 Eastman Lectures in Catalysis: Extending the reach of catalytic influence on chemical reactions

Lecture | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Harold H. Kung, Professor, Northwestern University

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Rex Handford, Graduate Student for Professor Don Tilley, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/tdtgroup/

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Derek Popple, Graduate Student for Professor Jeffrey Long and Dr. Nate Hohman, alchemy.cchem.berkeley.edu/

Friday, September 21, 2018

Physical Chemistry of Nanocrystals with the Graphene Liquid Cell: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | September 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley, Chemistry & MSE

A New, Expeditious Strategy for the Design of Functional Metalloproteins

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jon Rittle, Department of Chemistry

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fibril Formation by Amyloid-b and by Low-Complexity Proteins: Insights from Solid State NMR

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Robert Tycko, National Institutes of Health

SLAM: Life at a National Lab

Seminar | September 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Jacqueline Kiplinger, Los Alamos National Lab

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Noah Burns, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

Quantum Computation – the promise and the path forward

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Birgitta Whaley, Dept. of Chemistry

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Repairing the brain after stroke: a biomaterials strategy

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tatiana Segura, Duke University

Biomolecular Engineering for Non-Invasive Imaging and Control of Cellular Function

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Mikhail G. Shapiro, California Institute of Technology

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Justin Jurczyk, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rsgrp/

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Megan Neubig, Graduate Student for Professor Dean Toste, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/toste/

Friday, September 28, 2018

Manipulating electrochemical intercalation with van der Waals heteroepitaxy

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kwabena Bediako, Department of Chemistry

Monday, October 1, 2018

The "self-stirred" genome: Bulk and surface dynamics of the chromatin globule

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Alexandra Zidovska, New York University

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Special Event | October 2 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Control of mammalian cell differentiation by feedback and noise

Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Mary N. Teruel, Stanford University

Design Rules of Efficient Ion Conducting Polymers: From Block Copolymers to Single-Ion Polymers

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Moon Jeong Park, Pohang University of Science and Technology

Bioactive Metabolite Discovery in Mammalian Physiology

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Jonathan Long, Stanford

Spero’s Journey: Building a Biotech and Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

Lecture | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  TBA

 Ankit Mahadevia, Spero Therapeutics

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Robert Lusi, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rsgrp/

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Fangying Jin, Graduate Student for Professor Omar Yaghi, yaghi.berkeley.edu/news.html

Friday, October 5, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

MBTG Seminar: "How to hit HIV where it hurts"

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Arup Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SLAM: Teaching/Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Seminar | October 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Jane M. Liu, Pomona College

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Total synthesis of polycyclic natural products

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | October 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ang Li, State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cell-cycle entry and exit: A tale of phosphorylation, transcription and degradation

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tobias Meyer, Ph.D., Stanford University

Extracting Material Properties from Relaxation Experiments

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sossina Haile, Northwestern University

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Graduate Research Seminar

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

 Ms. Katherine Blackford, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rsgrp/

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Zachary Heim, Graduate Student with Professor Daniel Neumark, bromine.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Ms. Lucie Liu, Graduate Student with Professor Phillip Geissler, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/plggrp/index.html

East Bay Science Cafe - How to make a topological quantum fluid

Presentation | October 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 Kayleigh Cassella, Department of Physics

Friday, October 12, 2018

Discovery of New Two-Dimensional Materials with Electro-Active Functionality: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | October 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. SungWng Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Energy Science

Monday, October 15, 2018

Crop Disease Management: Natural Products as Inspiration

Seminar: Special Seminar | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Jessica Herrick, Research Scientist, Crop Protection Discovery Chemistry, Corteva Agriscience

Discovering New Antibiotics Using Old Ones: Induction of Cryptic Secondary Metabolites by Cytotoxic Molecules

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University

Green Chemistry for Agriculture and Industry

Seminar | October 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Billy Hart-Cooper, US Dept. of Agricultrure

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Exploring Careers: Ph.D. Transferable Skills

Workshop | October 16 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley

Ultracold Molecules for Chemistry and Physics

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kang-Kuen Ni, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Developing a Robust, High-Titer Platform for Protein Secretion in Bacteria/Understanding and Controlling Metal-Organic Framework Crystallization

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Lisa Burdette, Ph.D. student in the Tullman-Ercek Group; Kristen Colwell, Ph.D. student in the Long Group

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Alexandre Vincent, Graduate Student for Professor Jeffrey Long, alchemy.cchem.berkeley.edu/

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Haoze Wang, Graduate Student for Professor Omar Yaghi, yaghi.berkeley.edu/news.html

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Valerie Mc Graw, Graduate Student with Professor Daniel Neumark, bromine.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Mr. Bryan Place, Graduate Student with Professor Ronald Cohen, cohen.cchem.berkeley.edu/

Friday, October 19, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

SLAM: Perspectives from Biotech Industry: Science, Business and People

Seminar | October 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Janet Gunzner, Nektar Therapeutics

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Merck-Banyu Lecture: Chemistry Empowered by Unique Heterocycles

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Naoya Kumagai, Institute of Microbial Chemistry

Connecting for Your Career: Networking Basics for Ph.D. Scientists

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley

2018 G.N. Lewis Memorial Lecture: The Application of Physical Organic Methods to the Investigation of Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms

Lecture | October 23 | 4 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Robert Bergman, Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor, Emeritus; Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

From Cal to Google to LBNL: Becoming an Atomic Architect

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Tess Smidt, LBNL

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Rapid and Quantitative MRI of the Heart: Real-Time Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Nicole Seiberlich, Case Western Reserve University

Perivascular Stromal Cells as Double Agents of Adipose Tissue Health and Disease

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Rana Gupta, Touchstone Diabetes Center Department of Internal Medicine UT Southwestern Medical Center

Protonic solar cells by sensitization of passive ion-selective polymers with photoacid dyes

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Shane Ardo, University of California, Irvine

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Harrison Bergman, Graduate Student for Professor Don Tilley, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/tdtgroup/

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Erin Brooks, Graduate Student for Professor Felix Fischer, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/frfgrp/

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. ORCUTT, KAYDREN, Graduate Student with Professor Graham Fleming, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/grfgrp/

Friday, October 26, 2018

Delineating Mechanistic Complexity After the Turnover-Limiting Step: The Secret Lives of Cu(I)-Acetylides

Seminar: Special Seminar | October 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jason Hein, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia

Big Advantages of Going Small: Nanostructured Perovskite-phase Cesium Lead Iodide: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Aaron Fafarman, Drexel University, Chemical Engineering

Grounds for Science - Illuminating Dark Matter and Galaxies Across Time

Presentation | October 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 Micah Brush, Department of Physics; Wren Suess, Department of Astronomy