Seminar: Special Seminar | December 3 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Junichiro Yamaguchi, Department of Chemistry, Waseda University
As we are in the business of making molecules, forming and breaking bonds are like two sides of the same coin: the construction of molecules with the desired architecture necessitates the ability to break specific bonds at will. We aim to break stable carboncarbon bonds in order to create new bonds, and we will strive to design efficient catalysts to accelerate this process.
Currently, this... More >
Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | December 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Edward O'Brien, Penn State
SLAM: Working on Both Sides of the Equation: Perspectives from a Career at the National Science Foundation (after Being in Academia)
Seminar | December 3 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Timothy Patten, National Science Foundation
Seminar | December 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Plants, which make thousands of complex natural products, are outstanding chemists. Through the concerted action of enzymes that are assembled into metabolic pathways, nature creates chemical complexity from simple starting materials. I will highlight some of the unusual enzymatic transformations that plants use to make complex, bioactive natural products, and will also discuss methods by which... More >
Seminar: Physical Chemistry | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled
We have developed the vibrational Stark effect to probe electrostatics and dynamics in organized systems, in particular in proteins where vibrational probes can report on functionally important electric fields. The strategy involves deploying site-specific vibrational probes whose sensitivity to an electric field is measured in a calibrated external electric field. Once calibrated, these probes,... More >
Presentation | December 4 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | César E. Chávez Branch, Oakland Public Library, Suite 271
3301 East 12th St., Oakland, CA 94601
Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
This Presentation will be in Spanish / Esta presentación será en español
En esta presentación, el Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, investigador del Laboratorio Nacional de Berkeley, nos hablará sobre su trayectoria en la ciencia y las oportunidades que lo han llevado a estudiar microbios, bichos y el medio ambiente.
Javier nació en Tuxpan, Nayarit, México, y realizó toda su preparación... More >
Seminar: Special Seminar | December 5 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B
Amy Weeks, Ph.D.
Seminar | December 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Peng Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Due to limited mechanistic insights and the complexity of catalyst-substrate interactions, catalyst design and optimization in transition metal catalysis often rely on chemical intuition and experimental trial-and-error. I will discuss our recent efforts to utilize a streamlined computational approach to understand and predict the reactivity and selectivity of transition metal catalysts for... More >
"High Transference Number Polymer-Based Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries"/"Probing the Acyl Carrier Protein-Enzyme Interactions within Terminal Alkyne Biosynthetic Machinery"
Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | December 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Kyle Diederichsen, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group; Michael Su, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group
Seminar | December 5 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Full-length alternative transcript isoform analysis with nanopore sequencing
Our group aims to understand the mechanisms of alternative RNA splicing regulation and splicing dysregulation in cancer. Short-read, high-throughput cDNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) has revolutionized our ability to profile RNA splicing; however, this approach cannot capture the full complexity of RNA... More >
Faculty Candidate Seminar: It’s a Complex World: Chemical and Biophysical Strategies to Trap Transient and O2-Sensitive Protein Complexes
Seminar: Special Seminar | December 6 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B
Chi Nguyen, Ph.D.
Presentation | December 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar | Note change in date
3960Espresso Bar Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Arielle Little, Department of Physics; Vinay Ramasesh, Department of Physics
Exciting short talks on cutting-edge topics by young researchers at UC Berkeley.
The weird and wonderful world of Quantum Materials - with Arielle Little
Exploring the physics of black holes with quantum computers - with Vinay Ramasesh
Faculty Candidate Seminar: Allosteric mechanisms driving evolution of specificity in steroid receptors
Seminar: Special Seminar | December 10 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B
Denise Okafor, Ph.D.
Seminar | December 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Dr. David Breslauer, Bolt Threads
Workshop | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office
In this workshop, we will explore techniques and best practices for writing a research proposal in the sciences and engineering, from the beginning (the specific aims/objectives) to the middle (the research design and methods) to the very end (supplementary documents). We will look at examples of successful proposals and discuss the different techniques that can be used to effectively present... More >
Science at Cal Lecture - Assessing the potential impact of super‐eruptions: on society and the environment
Lecture | December 15 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Stephen Self, Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Rare, but extremely large, explosive super-eruptions Magnitude 8 and above have occurred throughout geologic time.
If a future super-eruption was predicted, what would, or could, society do? Preparation for such low probability but high consequence events is difficult to imagine, yet some modest early measures can be considered.