Seminars & Events

Summer 2018

Friday, July 21, 2017

Grounds for Science - Stirring things up

Presentation | July 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 Kimberly Huynh

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wo&Men&Beyond - Advantages of Diverse Startup Teams

Panel Discussion | July 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Shuonan Chen, Founding Partner, Agile VC; Tootie Tatum, CEO of Blackhawk Genomics; Tara DeBoer, Co-Founder and CTO of BioAmp Diagnostics

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Not the God Particle: The Higgs Boson

Lecture | August 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Heather Gray, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Town Hall Meeting and OGSI Awards

Meeting | August 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Introduction to LaTeX using Collaboration Tools

Workshop | August 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library; Lisa Ngo, Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library

Friday, August 25, 2017

Grounds for Science: Mummies, whiskey and capturing CO2

Presentation | August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 Tom Osborn Popp, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Nowak, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

Physical Chemistry through a Microscope

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

 Prof. Ke Xu, Department 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

Dynamic Chemical Micro-Environments: Designing and Visualizing Solute and Particle Migration in Non-Equilibrium Solutions

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | August 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Todd Squires, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

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, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rsgrp/

Graduate Research Seminar

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

 Mr. Nicholas Dolan, Graduate Student for Professor, https://www.mbfberkeley.com/matt-francis

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

Friday, September 1, 2017

Self-Organization of Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

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

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

“Profiling Cells Inside and Out Using Nanostructured Materials”

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Shana Kelley, University of Toronto

Wikipedia in the Classroom

Workshop | September 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, The Academic Innovation Studio/127D

 Samantha Weald, The Wiki Education Foundation

East Bay Science Cafe- Chew on this: The evolution of tooth eruption in mammals

Presentation | September 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

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/

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/

The catalytic site for water splitting in PSII and mechanism

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Professor Emeritus James Barber, Faculty of Natural Sciences Dept. of Life Sciences Imperial College London

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

Friday, September 8, 2017

Bio-inspired Material Design and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Prof. Seung-Wuk Lee, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Bioengineering

A Faculty Panel on Free Speech

Panel Discussion | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Chancellor Carol T. Christ; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Steven Hayward, IGS Visiting Scholar; Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology; David Landreth, Associate Professor of English; john a. powell, Professor of Law, African America Studies and Ethnic Studies

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Synthetic Studies Toward Complex Natural Products

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

 Tom Maimone, Department of Chemistry

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

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 13 | 5-6 p.m. | 9 Lewis Hall

 Chenchen Song, University of California, Berkeley

Thriving in Science September Seminar: "My Journey from Physics to Neurobiology as an Imposter" with Dr. Marla Feller

Seminar | September 13 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Marla Feller, UC Berkeley

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/

Friday, September 15, 2017

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

Seminar | September 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

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

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Mapping the Universe

Lecture | September 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 K.G. Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Monday, September 18, 2017

Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Functionalizable Polypeptides and Polymeric siRNA Smart Delivery

Lecture: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium: Special Seminar | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Paula T. Hammond, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bacterial Motility: Swim or Glide

Colloquium | September 18 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte

 Howard C. Berg, Harvard University

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Nanolayered Drug Release Systems for Regenerative Medicine and Targeted Nanotherapies

Lecture: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium: Special Seminar | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Paula T. Hammond, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Theory Seminar

Seminar | September 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 9 Lewis Hall

 Daniel Freeman, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, September 22, 2017

Aerogels for Energy and Environmental Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Marcus A. Worsley, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, Advanced Materials Synthesis Group

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Synthesis and Study of Unusual Lipids

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

 Prof. Noah Burns, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Effect of electrolyte ions on Electrochemical CO2 reduction/Ion transport in homogenous and nanostructured polymer electrolytes

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

 Joaquin Resasco, Ph.D. student in the Bell Group; Ksenia Timachova, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group

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

View from the Top: Lisa Davis: Economic Decarbonization – Breaking up Old Energy Chains by Creating an Integrated System

Lecture | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

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/

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/

Friday, September 29, 2017

Physico-Chemical Approaches to Understanding and Developing Cancer Immunotherapies: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. James R. Heath, Cal Tech, Chemistry

Graphite-Conjugated Catalysis

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

 Prof. Yogesh Surendranath, Department of Chemistry, MIT

Monday, October 2, 2017

Nick Sahinidis — ALAMO: Machine learning from data and first principles

Seminar | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Nick Sahinidis, Carnegie Mellon University

Science in politics; politics in science

Panel Discussion | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Daniel Kammen, Professor and Chair, Energy and Resources Group; Michael Eisen, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology

 Leslea Hlusko, Associate Professor, Integrative Biology

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

LYS228, a novel monobactam to treat infections caused by multi-drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Seminar Room 100D

 Dr. Folkert Reck, Senior Investigator II, Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Can we evolve beyond thermal separation processes?

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

 Ryan Lively, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Science Cafe - Beyond the wilting point: Californian oak woodland responses to drought

Presentation | October 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 Robert Skelton, Environmental Science, Policy & Management

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Hao Lyu, Graduate Student for Professor Omar Yaghi, http://yaghi.berkeley.edu/

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 MS. Xiaokun Pei, Graduate Student for Professor Omar Yaghi, http://yaghi.berkeley.edu/

Graduate Research Conference

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

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

 Mr. Hikaru Mizuno, Graduate Student with Professor Richard Saykally, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rjsgrp/

Photobears: LASER QUANTUM Seminar: OPCPAs: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ultrafast Lasers

Presentation | October 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center

 Dave Stockwell, PhD, Product Specialist, Ultrafast Systems, LASER QUANTUM

Friday, October 6, 2017

Rational Design of Advanced Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Beyond: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Kisuk Kang, Seoul National University, MSE

Monday, October 9, 2017

Allosteric inhibitors of protein synthesis: how structure and dynamics give rise to complex pharmacology

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jack Taunton, University of California, San Francisco

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Catalytic Approaches to Simplifying Synthesis

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Darren Dixon, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

Free Speech on Campus: A Discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in Honor of Constitution Day

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Organic Catalysts and Photocatalysts: Computational Design and Prototyping of Organic Catalysts for CO 2 Reduction and Photopolymerization

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Charles Musgrave, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

Product Development Program Info Session

Information Session | October 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

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

 Jakob Dahl, Graduate Student for Professor Paul Alivisatos, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/pagrp/

Graduate Research Seminar

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

 Claire Harmange, Graduate Student for Professor Thomas Maimone, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/tjm/Lab_website/Home.html

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Visualizing Gate-tunable Nanoscale Chladni Patterns in Dirac Billiards: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Prof. Jairo Velasco, Jr., UC Santa Cruz, Physics

Monday, October 16, 2017

Molecular mechanism of cellular motility

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tom Pollard, Yale University

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Career Fair | October 17 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Sean Burns, OURS

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Suspended Particles in Complex Fluids: From Fracking Fluids to Swimming Worms

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Eric Shaqfeh, Professor, Stanford University

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5th Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems and Steep Transistors Workshop

Conference/Symposium | October 19 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Amir Khosrowshani, Vice President and CTO of Al Products Group, Intel Corporation, USA

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Danny Thach, Graduate Student for Professor Thomas Maimone, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/tjm/Lab_website/Home.html

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Jeffrey Derrick, Graduate Student for Professor Christopher Chang, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/cjcgrp/research.html

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Kristina Chang, Graduate Student with Professor Stephen Leone/Daniel Neumark, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/leonegrp/http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/dmngrp/

 Mr. Scott Meyer, Graduate Student with Professor Alex Zettl/Felix Fischer, http://research.physics.berkeley.edu/zettl/http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/frfgrp/group.html

Close Up: Exploring Workshop Practices in Roman-Egyptian Portraits

Lecture | October 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jane Williams, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Friday, October 20, 2017

Nanoscience for Energy and Water: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Yi Cui, Stanford University, MSE / Photon / Chemistry

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Leave election integrity to chance

Lecture | October 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Philip B. Stark, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences