Seminars & Events

<< Week of August 27 >>

Monday, August 28, 2017

Scientists and Climate Change: All is not Lost

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Judith Klinman, University of California, Berkeley

 Inez Fung, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Chemistry

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Physical Chemistry through a Microscope

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ke Xu, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | August 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Jose Roque, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | August 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Nicolas Dolan, Graduate Student for Professor,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

LaTeX: Introduction to Typesetting in math

Workshop | August 31 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Brian Quigley, Mathematics and Statistics Librarian, Kresge Engineering 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.


  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Brian Quigley at 510-642-5729, or by emailing Brian Quigley at

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 >