Seminars & Events

<< September 2017 >>

Friday, September 1, 2017

Self-Organization of Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Nicholas Kotov, Univ. of Michigan, Chemical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) have the ability to self-organize into a variety of structures. Analysis of experimental data for different types of NPs indicates a general trend of self-assembly under a wider range of conditions and having broader structural variability than self-assembling units from organic matter.

Remarkably, the internal organization of self-assembled NP systems rivals in...   More >

The Fast and the Furious: Cooperative C−H, C−S, C-C, and C−O Bond Activation by Nickel

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Samuel Johnson, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Windsor

 College of Chemistry

Nickel complexes are often less adept at the activation and functionalization of unreactive bonds than second and third row transition metals. In contrast, the ability of Ni metal surface sites to readily activate C-H and C-C under ambient conditions has found use in high temperature catalytic reactions that involve skeletal rearrangements of C-H, C-C and C-O bonds. Cooperativity amongst adjacent...   More >

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Translating the Precision Electrophile Signaling Code

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yimon Aye, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Precisely timed and spatially regulated electrophilic chemical signals are the essence of biochemical redox signaling. However, defining the precise biological impacts of localized signals that engage with specific protein targets under physiologic conditions has proven to be highly challenging. This talk presents a unique set of proximity-directed chemical tools that enables interrogation into...   More >

Efficient Research Data Practices: Planning to Publishing

Workshop | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110 MD

 Anna Sackmann, Library and Research Data Management

 Library

Attendees will learn about data management best practices throughout the research lifecycle. The workshop will cover the most crucial components of how to tackle writing a data management plan; how to best achieve transparency and reproducibility for the long-term through metadata and documentation; and how to approach publishing and archiving data for later discoverability and use.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Melissa Hardy, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rsgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Ryan Murphy, Graduate Student for Professor Jeffrey Long, http://alchemy.cchem.berkeley.edu/home/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

LaTeX: Creating Tables, Figures, and Bibliographies

Workshop | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Samantha Teplitzky, Earth and Physical Sciences Librarian, 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, and bibliographies.

 

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Samantha Teplitzky at 510-644-7158, or by emailing Samantha Teplitzky at steplitz@berkeley.edu

Friday, September 8, 2017

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Fernando Uribe-Romo, Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Organic Chemistry Seminar

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

 Tom Maimone, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

A Multi-dimensional Approach to Track Molecular Dynamics at Extreme Scales

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Elad Harel, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

Our lab is developing new approaches to examine charge carrier dynamics in complex molecular systems at extreme spatial and temporal scales. Recently, our group has demonstrated coherent 4D Electronic-Raman spectroscopy and spectrally-resolved transient-absorption microscopy, methods that are uniquely sensitive to electron-phonon-vibrational interactions. We highlight the use of these...   More >

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 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 give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies.

The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, or you are welcome to bring your laptop.

Data Sharing: Publishing and Archiving

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110 MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Library and Research Data Management; Daniella Lowenberg, Research Data Specialist & Product Manager, University of California Curation Center

 Library

This workshop will take a deep dive into data publishing. Attendees will learn how to best prepare their data to be interpreted and reused by others. We will also explore repositories and the attributes that you should use to determine where to publish data based on type and funder or publisher requirements. This workshop is designed for graduate students in the physical and life/health sciences.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Vignesh Palani, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rsgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Friday, September 15, 2017

A Self-Assembly Approach to the Origin of RNA: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Nicholas V. Hud, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chem & Biochem

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The prebiotic synthesis of RNA remains a critical and unsolved problem for origins of life research.

We are investigating the hypothesis that RNA evolved from an ancestral polymer (or proto-RNA) with molecular building blocks that had a strong propensity for self-assembly.

We are also exploring the hypothesis that oscillating environments facilitated RNA replication, before the emergence...   More >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Natalia Shustova, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Making Sense of Pain: A Human Genetics Driven Multi-disciplinary, Multi-modality Approach to Drug Discovery

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Margaret Chu-Moyer, Executive Director, Research, Amgen

 College of Chemistry

Recent advances in human genetics have allowed deeper insight into disease biology. Coupling of this to the development of molecules to further understand relevant pharmacology and to identify potential therapeutics has never been more important or more challenging. This lecture will demonstrate the scientific interplay that is necessary to discover human medicines using a recent multi-modality...   More >

Friday, September 22, 2017

Inexpensive Catalysts for H2 Production and Organic Upgrading: From Water Splitting to Biomass Valorization

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yujie Sun, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University

 College of Chemistry

One of the challenges to realize large-scale H2 production from water electrolysis is the lack of competent and inexpensive electrocatalysts. Our group recently discovered that surface modification of metallic nickel foam with nitrogen resulted in a superior electrocatalyst for H2 evolution under neutral condition, rivaling the performance of the state-of-the-art platinum-based catalysts. In...   More >

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Synthesis and Study of Unusual Lipids

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Noah Burns, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Our group is particularly inspired by natural products not only because of their importance as synthetic targets but also due to their ability to serve as invaluable identifiers of unanswered chemical, medicinal, biological, and biophysical questions. One major focus of our research has been the selective halogenation of alkenes. Dihalogenation and halofunctionalization encompass some of the most...   More >

Electronic resonances: Challenge and opportunity

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Anna Krylov, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California

 College of Chemistry

Autoionizing (or electron-detaching) states are ubiquitous in physics, chemistry, biology, and technology. Such meta-stable states (called resonances) play a central role in processes as diverse as DNA radiolysis, plasmonic catalysis, and attosecond spectroscopy. Resonances belong to the continuum spectrum, which makes their theoretical description exceptionally difficult, because their wave...   More >

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | September 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Danielle Pesko, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group; Joaquin Resasco, Ph.D. student in the Bell Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Thomas O'Connor, Graduate Student for Professor Dean Toste, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/toste/toste.html

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | September 28 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms.; Mr.

 Ms. Bethany Lamoureux, Graduate Student with Professor Stephen Leone, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/leonegrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | September 28 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms.; Mr.

 Mr. Mark Babin, Graduate Student with Professor Daniel Neumark, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/dmngrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Friday, September 29, 2017

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yogesh Surendranath, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry