Seminars & Events

<< February 2017 >>

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. David Baker, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington

Seminar | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Post-Evolutionary Biology: Design of novel protein structures, functions and assemblies

Abstract: Proteins mediate the critical processes of life and beautifully solve the challenges faced during the evolution of modern organisms. Our goal is to design a new generation of proteins that address current day problems not faced during evolution. In contrast to traditional protein engineering...   More >

GSAC Seminar: "A Few Things Cognitive Science Tells Us About Effective Teaching”

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | February 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Richard Felder, North Carolina State University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar: Lanthanide Half-Sandwich Single-Molecule Magnets

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Rebecca Khoo, Graduate Student for Professor Jeff Long, alchemy.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar: Mechanically locked probes for small molecule detection by129Xe hyperCEST NMR

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Sarah Klass, Graduate Student for Professor Matthew Francis, mbfgrp.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar: Probing Structure-Function Relationships in Fluorescent Voltage Indicators

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Benjamin Raliski, Graduate Student for Professor Evan Miller, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/millergrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

PMB Seminar : "Dare to be different- regulators and mechanisms for asymmetric cell division in plants"

Seminar | February 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room

 Juan Dong, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

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

Information Session | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle 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.

Several prizes may be awarded, each...   More >

Functional Nanomaterials from Self-Assembly

Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Uli Wiesner, Cornell University

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Global problems including energy conversion and storage, clean water and human health require increasingly complex, multi-component and functional materials with unprecedented control over composition, structure, and order down to the nanoscale. This talk will give examples for the rational design of novel functional hybrid nanomaterials inspired by biological examples. Discussion will include...   More >

Friday, February 3, 2017

Dark Matter Detection with Precision Instrumentation: Nano Seminar Series

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

 Prof. Surjeet Rajendran, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

We know that there is five times more dark matter in the universe than the normal (baryonic) matter that we are made out of. But, other than its existence we know very little about its properties.

What is its mass? How does it interact with baryonic matter? One way to identify these properties is to make guesses about what the dark matter could be. We can then build a sensitive instrument...   More >

Entropic Effects on Dislocation Nucleation

Seminar | February 3 | 2-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Dr. Wei Cai, Stanford University

 Department of Chemistry

Dislocation nucleation is essential to our understanding of plastic deformation, ductility and mechanical strength of crystalline materials. Molecular dynamics simulation has played an important role in uncovering the fundamental mechanisms of dislocation nucleation, but its limited time scale remains a significant challenge for studying nucleation at experimentally relevant conditions. Here we...   More >

Monday, February 6, 2017

RNA methylation in gene expression regulation

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Chuan He, University of Chicago

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Chemistry

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Melvin Calvin Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Bioinspired Asymmetric Catalysis with Peptides and Other Small Molecules

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Helma Wennemers, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, ETH Zurich

 College of Chemistry

In nature, proteins fulfill manifold different functions and are crucial as, for example, enzymes or templates for the controlled formation of structural components such as bones. The Wennemers group is intrigued by the question whether also peptides with significantly lower molecular weights compared to proteins can fulfill functions for which nature evolved large macromolecules. Specifically we...   More >

PMB Seminar : "Plant plasmodesmata at the intersection of bacterial pathogenesis and plant immunity"

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room

 Joe Aung, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

An outsized climate effect for organic peroxy radical chemistry

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Joel Thornton, College of the Environment, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

The nucleation and growth of atmospheric particles from a few nanometers up to many tens of nanometers is a crucial source of cloud seeds, impacting cloud reflectivity and even lifetime and precipitation. As a result, this fundamental process gas to particle conversion plays a significant role in the climate system. In many regions, the critical growth rate is determined by condensation of...   More >

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

She Started It: A documentary following five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys club of high tech startups.

Film - Documentary | February 8 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Student Technology Council, Berkeley Innovators, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

96% of venture capitalists are men (1). Women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms (2) and earn only 12.9% of computer science degrees (3). She Started It gives a new face to the image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.

Join the CITRIS Foundry, Berkeley Innovators, Student Technology Council, and the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology for a...   More >

 

  RSVP online by February 7.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Reactive Intermediates in Iron-mediated Dinitrogen Reduction

Seminar: Special Seminar | February 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jon Rittle, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Jing Dai, Graduate Student for Professor Matthew Francis, mbfgrp.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar: Engineering Intrinsically Disordered Protein (IDP) Brushes via Enzymatic Phosphorylation

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Ruoxing Lei, Graduate Student for Professor Matthew Francis, mbfgrp.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar: Engineered biosynthesis of neoantimycins

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Will Skyrud, Graduate Student for Professor Wenjun Zhang, xlab.me.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

PMB Seminar : "Understanding stress response and seed development transcription factor networks"

Seminar | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room

 Liang Song, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Jeaneun Park, Ph.D. Student with Professor Paul Alivisatos, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/pagrp/

 Mr. Jacob Smith, Ph.D. Student with Professor Rich Saykally, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rjsgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference: Effects of Molecular Dimension on T Cell Activation

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Mark O'Dair, Graduate Student for Professor Jay Groves, groveslab.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference: Ultraviolet Photodissociation Dynamics of Fulvenallene and the Fulvenallenyl Radical

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Isaac Ramphal, Graduate Student for Professor Daniel Neumark, bromine.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference: A Theoretical Investigation of the Optical Properties of Heterodimensional Nanostructures: an Application to CdSe/Cd1-xZnxS Seeded Nanorods

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. John Philbin, Graduate Student for Professor Eran Rabani, chemistry.berkeley.edu/faculty/chem/rabani

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Friday, February 10, 2017

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

Information Session | February 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 3401 Dwinelle 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.

Several prizes may be awarded, each...   More >

Getting Started With Mendeley: A Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 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.

This hands-on workshop will begin with a brief overview of Mendeley and its features followed by time to practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome to come with their Mendeley questions!

Determining Atomic Coordinates in 3D by Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Peter Ercius, LBNL Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will cover recent developments and future directions of Atomic Electron Tomography (AET) at the Molecular Foundry, which will be critical to our understanding of the atomic structure of complex materials systems.

Function follows Form?: Synthesis and Application of Metal Nanostructures

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Sara Skrabalak, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University

 College of Chemistry

The importance of molecular structure to molecular function is a central tenet in modern chemistry, with the lock-and-key model of enzyme activation representing a classic example. Likewise, the function of inorganic nanomaterials depends on a number of structural parameters that include crystallite size and shape as well as architecture (e.g., hollow versus solid). To realize the function of...   More >

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Artificial photosynthesis: from nano to microbes

Seminar: Special Seminar | February 14 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Chong Liu, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

Novartis Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Design and Evolution of New Biocatalysts for Enantioselective Synthesis

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Nick Turner, Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester

 College of Chemistry

This lecture will describe recent work from our laboratory aimed at developing new biocatalysts for enantioselective organic synthesis, with a particular emphasis on the design of in vitro and in vivo cascade processes for generating chiral pharmaceutical building blocks. By applying the principles of ‘biocatalytic retrosynthesis’ we have shown that is now increasingly possible to design new...   More >

Light, Electrons, Protons: Lessons from Model Systems and Potentials for Photocatalysis

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jahan Dawlaty, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California

 College of Chemistry

The inspiration for this talk comes from the photoelectrochemical
interface, which is a place rich with unknowns and unrealized
potentials. Electrons are excited by light either in the electrode or in the adsorbed molecules, charges traverse the electrode-electrolyte interface, protons flow from the bulk to complete redox reactions, and interfacial electric fields develop to balance chemical...   More >

Introduction to LaTeX using Collaboration Tools

Workshop | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library 110 MD

 Anna Sackmann, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop is an introduction to the LaTeX typesetting language. Document structure, templates, and commonly used syntax will be introduced and practiced during this hands-on workshop. Additionally, attendees will learn about the benefits of Overleaf and ShareLaTeX, two online LaTeX collaboration tools that the Library is piloting. This is a hands-on workshop - please bring a laptop (the...   More >

 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Resilience and Stress Management Workshop

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | February 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Yu Bi

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar: Beyond Fe: Iridium-Containing CYP119 for Selective Cyclopropanations of Alkenes

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Zhennan Liu, Graduate Student for Professor John Hartwig, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/jfhgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar: Synthesis of Molecular Precursors for Uranium Nanomaterials

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Mark Straub, Graduate Student for Professor John Arnold, chemistry.berkeley.edu/faculty/chem/arnold

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference: Towards super-resolution cathodoluminescence-activated imaging of photosynthetic membranes

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | February 16 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Rebecca Wai, Graduate Student for Professor Naomi Ginsberg, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/nsggrp/; Ms.; Mr.

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Friday, February 17, 2017

Research Tools Fair

Tour/Open House | February 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Library

Join us at the Research Tools Fair to learn about several products that the Libraries are piloting to help you be more effective in your research, writing, and citation management. The Fair will consist of brief product demos in the morning followed by drop-in Q&A with vendors in the afternoon. The Fair is open to all but geared toward faculty and students in the physical sciences & engineering....   More >

Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to ShareLaTex

Workshop | February 17 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Henry Oswald, ShareLaTeX

 Library

Join us for this brief introduction to ShareLaTeX, an online collaborative LaTeX editor. Come learn about the features and benefits of using ShareLaTeX for your scientific writing and homework assignments including collaboration, journal templates, document history, and syncing with Dropbox and Github.

Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to Mendeley

Workshop | February 17 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Doug Feldner, Mendeley

 Library

Join us for this brief introduction to Mendeley, a reference manager and academic social network that allows you to organize your references across multiple devices, automatically generate bibliographies, and share references with collaborators online. The Libraries have licensed Mendeley Institutional Edition for campus.

Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to Overleaf

Workshop | February 17 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Shelly Miller, Overleaf

 Library

Join us for this brief introduction to Overleaf, an online collaborative LaTeX editor. Come learn about the features and benefits of using Overleaf for your scientific writing and homework assignments including collaboration, journal templates, project history, and syncing with Dropbox. As part of a 3-year pilot, the Libraries have licensed Overleaf for campus.

Research Tools Fair: AccessEngineering and DataVis Material Properties

Workshop | February 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Vincent Pizzoli, McGraw-Hill Education

 Library

Join us for this brief introduction to AccessEngineering and DataVis. AccessEngineering is an award-winning engineering reference tool for professionals, instructors, and students that provides seamless access to the world's best-known, most-used collection of authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information.

Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to Geofacets

Workshop | February 17 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Kimberly Pierce, Elsevier

 Library

Join us for this brief introduction to Geofacets, a database for searching geologic maps extracted from peer-reviewed publications in an interactive map-based interface. The Libraries have licensed Geofacets as a 3-year pilot. Come learn how you can use Geofacets to enhance your research in geology, earth sciences, geography, and energy exploration. Coffee & soft drinks will be provided.

Drop-in Q&A with AccessEngineering, Engineering Village, Geofacets, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf

Tour/Open House | February 17 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Library

Stop by the Kresge Engineering Library to speak with representatives from AccessEngineering & Engineering Village, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf to learn more about these tools. Get answers to your questions about how you can integrate some of these tools into your current research workflow. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided.

Towards RNA structure/function from scratch

Seminar: Statistical Mechanics | February 17 | 2-4 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library seminar room 100F | Note change in location

 Dr. Rhiju Das, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Dr. Das seeks a predictive understanding of how RNA and protein molecules code for complex biological machines. His main research program involves blind tests of high-resolution computational approaches for modeling and designing RNA molecules and their complexes. He will present recent work in the field, including results from community-wide structure prediction challenges. Dr. Das will also...   More >

Controlling the energetics and lifetimes of excited states in unconventional chromophores: ligand-to-metal (LMCT) and metal-to-metal (MMCT) charge transfer

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | February 17 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Walter Weare, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University

 College of Chemistry

The discovery of new chromophores, particularly those synthesized from earth abundant elements, is critical for artificial photosynthesis to become a reality. The talk will address our work on unconventional chromophores based on LMCT and MMCT. We have identified an extremely long-lived LMCT excited state (1.6 ms at room temperature in methanol) and believe that this is a "symmetry trapped"...   More >

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

 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, alchemy.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 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, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/cjcgrp/

 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, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/toste/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

NSF CAREER Workshop

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 evwhitney@berkeley.edu 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, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/mhggrp/Head-Gordon_Home.html; 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.
RSVP at http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/event/networking-with-industry

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

TBD

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 >

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Phase Transitions and Adsorption at the Atomic and Nanoscale: From Storing and Separating Gases to Manipulating Light

Seminar: Special Seminar | February 28 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jarad Mason, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

BASF Lecture in Chemical Sciences: Organic chemistry of natural proteins under crude conditions

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | February 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Itaru Hamachi, Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Graduate School of Engineering Kyoto University, Kyoto and CREST/JST, JAPAN

 College of Chemistry

Traditionally, proteins analysis has been conducted under the purified dilute aqueous conditions in most cases. However, it is now being recognized that structure and functions of natural proteins in live systems are rather different from those under such pure conditions. Therefore, it is ideal that proteins can be studied in vivo in more-details for deep understanding of these biomolecules. For...   More >

Conformations and Dynamics of Protein Molecular Recognition

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Megan Thielges, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University

 College of Chemistry

Protein dynamics, the population of and interconversion among multiple states, are often evoked to explain function. The experimental characterization of protein dynamics to fully uncover their role however is challenged by both the spatial heterogeneity of proteins and the rapid interconversion of potentially important conformational states. Our group combines the inherent temporal resolution of...   More >

LaTeX: Creating Tables, Figures, and Bibliographies

Workshop | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library 110 MD

 Samantha Teplitzky, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop will focus on how to add elements to a LaTeX document. Attendees will learn about various packages and syntax that enables the creation of tables, figures, images, and bibliographies.

 

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