Seminars & Events

<< May 2017 >>

Monday, May 1, 2017

Physical Mechanisms of Cell Organization on Micron Length Scales

Seminar | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Michael Rosen, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Chemistry

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Teaching in Summer Workshop

Workshop | May 2 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Jake Grumbach, AC Faculty Member, Political Science; John Stehlin, AC Faculty Member, Geography

 American Cultures

The American Cultures (AC) Center extends an invitation to all summer to attend our ‘Teaching in Summer’ workshop. Although this workshop will discuss the opportunities and obstacles of teaching AC courses, in particular, we will also spend significant time discussing general approaches to teaching courses in the summer, and therefore want to extend this invitation to all who might find value in...   More >


  Registration opens February 28. Register online by April 25.

Clayton C. Heathcock Lecture: Complex Alkaloid Total Synthesis

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mohammad Movassaghi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Several representative enantioselective alkaloid total syntheses and related methodologies will be discussed. The development of unifying synthetic strategies guided by biogenetic considerations for each alkaloid family of interest will be highlighted. These syntheses feature new stereo- and chemoselective reactions that enable maximum use of the inherent chemistry of key intermediates.

Gilead Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


 Bioengineering (BioE)

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Structure Property Relationship of Single-Ion-Conducting Block Copolymer Electrolytes/An Imaging-Based Human Embryonic Stem Cell Assay for Teratogenic Activity

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

 Adriana Rojas, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group; Brian Perea, Ph.D. student in the Clark Group and the Schaffer Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Microbiomes in Health and Disease: A Science Cafe Event

Lecture | May 3 | 7 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94706

 Dr. Michael Shapira, Assistant Professor in Residence, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley


What do we know about our internal microbial communities – their roles in healthy living and disease? Michael Shapira will explore some intriguing ideas about the contribution of our internal flora and fauna to evolution.

Intestinal Flora (Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Finding Research Funding: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 4 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will describe the mechanisms that federal agencies and private foundations use to fund research and teach methods for finding opportunities to apply for.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Kenneth N. Raymond Lecture: Ken Raymond's Broad Influence on the Development of Metallacrowns

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

 Prof. Vincent Pecoraro, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

In 1988, Ken Raymond and I had a conversation on coordination chemistry at a Gordon Conference. A consequence of this discussion was the preparation of the first report of the metallamacrocyclic class now known as metallacrowns. These molecules began as simple analogues of crown ethers that substituted the methylene carbons of these molecules with heteroatoms, typically N and a transition...   More >

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Scientific Writing: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

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

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

Clear writing is a valuable skill for all researchers, and it can positively influence the impact of your science. This workshop will help you write about your research more clearly and effectively.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Workhorses Taking Off: Unexpected and Unrecognized Chemistry of Diaminocarbenes

Seminar | May 12 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Prof. Dr. Ulrich Siemeling, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Proposal Development Consultations: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 18 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

Bring your questions, ideas, and proposal drafts to an open consultation session with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

Monday, May 22, 2017

CryoEM snapshots of the spliceosome at work: Insights into its Catalytic Mechanism

Seminar | May 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kiyoshi Nagai, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambriidge

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH