Seminars & Events

<< April 2017 >>

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: “Molecular Machines that Build Membranes”

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dan Kahne, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Prof. Ken Yokoyama, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Science of Synthesis seminar

Workshop | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Seminar Room 100F, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library

 Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Managing Editor, Thieme Science of Synthesis

 Library

The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be hosting a workshop led by representatives from Thieme on finding reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis.

 

  Registration opens March 20. Register online by April 5.

Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of A Diverse Community: The why, what, and how of making diverse learning communities effective for all.

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Claude Steele, University of California, Berkeley

 Dr. Waldo Martin, Jr., University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

 Division of Biological Sciences

Please join us for an important discussion on Stereotype and Identity Threat led by Professor Claude Steele of Psychology, followed by a panel discussion with Professor Waldo Martin, Jr. of American History and Citizenship and Professor Eva Nogales of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Biological Sciences, who welcomes the campus...   More >

 

  Registration opens March 16. Register online by March 29.

View from the Top: Dan Rasky: Lessons Learned from Disrupting the Civilian Aerospace Industry

Lecture | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Dan Rasky, Senior Scientist, Founder & Chieft, Space Portal Office, NASA

 College of Engineering, American Nuclear Society student chapter

Friday, April 7, 2017

Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo

Career Fair | April 7 | 12-3 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, College of Natural Resources

Seeking an environmental and sustainability career? Want to learn more about different green-focused organizations or network with sustainability professionals? Want to learn tips for getting an environmental job?

Join us for an Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo! Featured employers TBA.

Biomimetic Engineering of Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Proteins: From Biology to Technology: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Ali Miserez, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore / MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Living organisms are “green chemist” masters, producing multi-functional materials under benign environmental conditions, with a limited amount of building blocks. Thus, they constitute important biomimetic model systems for eco-friendly and multi-scale processing of materials.

Proteins constitute either the structural components of biological materials or the templates that control the growth...   More >

Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecture: Design of Advanced Materials?

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

 Prof. Matt Rosseinsky, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool

 College of Chemistry

The development of advanced materials will increasingly rely on our ability to assemble complex compositions in an ordered and predictable manner to generate enhanced properties. There is thus considerable interest in building our capability for materials design. It is attractive to harness the ever-increasing power of computation in the search for new materials. The scale and nature of the...   More >

Monday, April 10, 2017

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar Series

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Chemistry

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Student Hosted Colloquium: Stereocontrol in Photochemical Synthesis

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

 Prof. Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Control over the stereochemistry of photochemical reactions, particularly using enantioselective catalysts, has been a long-standing challenging synthetic problem with few general solutions. It has commonly been argued that the high-energy intermediates involved in photochemical transformations limit the opportunities for effective stereocontrol. We disagree with this assessment, and recently...   More >

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Curious Chain Motif Clarifies Polypeptoid Supramolecular Nanostructures/TBA

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

 Douglas Greer, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group; Marilyn Slininger, Ph.D. student in the Tullman-Ercek Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Writing Specific Aims

Workshop | April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will show you how to write succinct yet powerful specific aims for your research proposal. Your specific aims are the scaffold that holds your entire proposal together, and they can either grab a reviewer's attention or lose their interest completely. In this workshop, we will describe how to frame your specific aims to best support your research proposal.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Silicon Nanowire-Based Biophysical Tools: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Bozhi Tian, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Biological systems are organized hierarchically, with unique characteristics and functionalities spanning multiple length scales; some examples include collagen fibers, metabolic networks, and chromosome organization. It is important to select the right organizational length scale for device and biointerface design. In the case of sub-cellular organization, this length scale is on the order of...   More >

Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecture: Beyond the unit cell: control of function by local structure and dynamics from fuel cell electrodes to metal-organic frameworks

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Matt Rosseinsky, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool

 College of Chemistry

This lecture highlights the opportunities that computation offers to accelerate the discovery of new extended solid materials. These approaches are centred on the crystal structures of the materials. Traditionally, we think about the structure of a solid in terms of the unit cell of the material derived from Bragg diffraction, but this involves averaging out local deviations such as...   More >

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ken Itami, Nagoya University

 College of Chemistry

Teaching and Research Resource Fair: AIS-palooza

Tour/Open House | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 

American Cultures Center, Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Division

bConnected

Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Center for Teaching and Learning

Division of Equity and Inclusion

Educational Technology Services

Library

Media Resources Center

Office of Undergraduate Research

Research IT

Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

 Academic Innovation Studio

Enjoy technology demonstrations and mini-sessions on connecting teaching and research, creating instructional videos, (re-)energizing your course, bringing social justice into the classroom, promoting your research, sharing and using open educational resources, securing your data, and much more!

From water clusters to homogeneous catalysis: A savage journey to the heart of contemporary chemistry with a cryogenic photofragmentation mass spectrometer

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mark Johnson, Department of Chemistry, Yale University and Miller Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

The coupling between ambient ionization sources, developed for mass spectrometric analysis of biomolecules, and cryogenic ion processing, originally designed to study interstellar chemistry, creates a new and general way to capture transient chemical species and elucidate their structures with vibrational spectroscopy. Advances in non-linear optics over the past decade allow single-investigator,...   More >

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jonathan Bachman, Ph.D. student in the Long Group; Margaret Hwang, Ph.D. student in the Muller Grooup

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Friday, April 21, 2017

Inorganic Chemistry seminar

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

 Prof. Allison Fout, University of Illinois

 College of Chemistry

Monday, April 24, 2017

CARA Anniversary Symposium: The California Research Alliance by BASF celebrates 3 years

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatap Conference Room

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CARA Anniversary Symposium: The California Research Alliance by BASF celebrates 3 years

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatap Conference Room

 College of Chemistry

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jeremiah Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gas Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks

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

 Professor Jeffrey Long, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Writing Your Research Proposal

Workshop | April 27 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will show you how to develop the body of your research proposal. We will discuss how to create a logical flow of background information and preliminary data with the current study's research design.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Engineering 2D Energy Landscapes Using Molecules and Defects: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Michael Crommie, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The local electronic properties of 2D devices are often controlled by electric fields that come from small metal electrodes. With such electrodes, however, it is difficult to achieve ultra-small feature size (e.g., down to a single nanometer) and it is also hard to maintain atomically clean surfaces for scanned probe microscopy experiments.

An alternative for engineering the potential energy...   More >

Inorganic Chemistry seminar

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

 Prof. Gary J. Schrobilgen, McMaster University

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, April 29, 2017

18th Microbiology Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 29 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Microbiology Student Group at UC Berkeley invites you to join us at the 18th Annual Microbiology Student Symposium (MSS) on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. This year, our keynote speakers are Bonnie Bassler from Princeton and Edward DeLong from University of Hawaii.

MSS is committed to being a free symposium, so please register now to attend and submit...   More >