Upcoming Events

Monday, March 20, 2017

Markus Künzler

Ion Channels in the Tubulovesicles

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Haoxing Xu, University of Michigan

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

From cold sores to encephalitis: herpesvirus invasion of the nervous system

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Gregory Smith, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology-Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Structure and Dynamics of the Influenza M2 Protein and Plant Cell Walls Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mei Hong, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

High-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile method to determine, at atomic resolution, the structure, mobility, and intermolecular interactions of biomolecules in their native environments, thus giving rich insights into the mechanisms of action of biomolecules. I will present our studies of the influenza virus M2 protein and plant cell walls to illustrate this point....   More >

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "When is a fungus not a fungus?"

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Thomas Richards, University of Exeter

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The primary focus of my research is to determine the evolutionary relationships of the eukaryotes and the cellular and genomic innovations associated with the emergence and diversification of the eukaryotic cell.

Thomas Richards

BioE Seminar: “Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.”

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Chris Vollmers, UC Santa Cruz

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 22
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.”

Chris Vollmers
Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering
UC Santa Cruz

Recent advances in molecular biology protocols and sequencing technology have made it possible to analyze the entire...   More >

Neural Dust, A Platform for Neural Interfaces

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Michel Maharbiz, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Michel Maharbiz is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His current research centers on building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. His research group is also known for developing the world’s first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles;

 Free

 Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online

Beyond Academia Careers Networking Event

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 2 p.m. |  International House

 Graduate Assembly

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, from mechanism to therapy

Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Jacob Corn, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inside NSF

Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Canceled

 CANCELED - Kia Nobre, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science!

Conference/Symposium | March 29 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Steve Whitelam (LBL): a material scientist passionate about science writing; Eugene Cordero (San Jose State University): a climate scientist passionate about educational outreach; Michael Mayhew (LLNL): a computational biologist who tries to teach computers to diagnose people's diseases; Ryan Dalton (UC Berkeley): a Miller Fellow studying the molecular basis of sensory perception; Traci Grzymala (UC Berkeley): trained as an insect biologist and now brings science and scientists to elementary schoolers; Marla Feller (UC Berkeley): a physicist-turned-neuroscientist seeking to understand the circuitry of vision; Lior Pachter (CalTech): a computational biologist who is dedicated to promoting scientific integrity

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

 

  Register online

Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium: Brain Training to Promote Brain Health

Conference/Symposium | March 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Mark D'Espostio, UC Berkeley; Dan Krawcyzk, UT Dallas; Tony Chen, UCSF; Ian Robertson, UT Dallas; Michael Merzenich, UCSF; Adam Gazzaley, UCSF; Sandra Chapman, UT Dallas

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

This symposium will bring together the most distinguished brain scientists to share and learn up-to-date breakthroughs in brain research.

  RSVP by emailing ucbbraintrainingsymposium@gmail.com by March 28.

Friday, March 31, 2017

CEND 9th Annual Symposium: Deconstructing TB: Insights from Fundamental Research

Conference/Symposium | March 31 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Megan Murray, Harvard University; Gilla Kiplan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Clifton E. Barry III, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases; Bavesh Kana, University of the Witwatersrand; Nevan Krogan, University of California, San Francisco; Oren Rosenberg, University of California, San Francisco

 CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention, control, and treatment. CEND Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between San Francisco Bay Area scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health...   More >

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: Molecular Machines that Build Membranes

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dan Kahne, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nonclassical antigen presentation and T cell recognition

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Erin Adams, University of Chicago

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "The ancestral human microbiome: the evolution and ecology of our microbial self"

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christina Warinner, University of Oklahoma

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

I am interested in evolutionary medicine and how understanding the ways in which humans have co-evolved with environments, diets, and pathogens allows us to better understand health and disease. My research draws on the methods and theoretical frameworks of several fields, including: molecular biology, archaeology, archaeogenetics (ancient DNA), stable isotope-based paleodietary and...   More >

Christina Warinner

BioE Seminar: “Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Kandice Tanner, National Institutes of Health

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 5
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Kandice Tanner
Tissue Morphodynamics Unit, Laboratory for Cell Biology,
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute,
National Institutes of Health

Metastasis to distant organs remains the lethal outcome in most...   More >

Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of A Diverse Community: The why, what, and how of making diverse learning communities effective for all.

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Claude Steele, University of California, Berkeley

 Dr. Waldo Martin, Jr., University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

 Division of Biological Sciences

Please join us for an important discussion on Stereotype and Identity Threat led by Professor Claude Steele of Psychology, followed by a panel discussion with Professor Waldo Martin, Jr. of American History and Citizenship and Professor Eva Nogales of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Biological Sciences, who welcomes the campus...   More >

 

  Registration opens March 16. Register online by March 29.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 CANCELED - Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Friday, April 7, 2017

Biomimetic Engineering of Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Proteins: From Biology to Technology: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Ali Miserez, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore / MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Living organisms are “green chemist” masters, producing multi-functional materials under benign environmental conditions, with a limited amount of building blocks. Thus, they constitute important biomimetic model systems for eco-friendly and multi-scale processing of materials.

Proteins constitute either the structural components of biological materials or the templates that control the growth...   More >

Monday, April 10, 2017

Making sense of intrinsically disordered proteins

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chiron Lecture

Seminar | April 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date

 Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Probing Hidden Genetics in Dynamic Signaling Networks"

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jen Sheen, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

We are probing plant life by developing simple and powerful tools and strategies to unravel plant signal transduction pathways extending from sensors/receptors to signaling cascades and target genes and proteins that are central to energy and metabolic homeostasis, innate immunity, stress adaptation, cell fate specification, plant shape and architecture determination. Our investigations are...   More >

Jen Sheen

BioE Seminar: “Developing new microfluidic technologies for high-throughput biophysical measurements of molecular interactions”

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

 Polly Fordyce, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 12
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Polly Fordyce
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Bioengineering
Fellow, ChEM-H Institute
Stanford University

Chiron Lecture

Seminar | April 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date

 Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Insights into Industry

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Keynote Speaker: Wendy Young, VP of Discovery Chemistry, Genentech

Panelists from Dow, Clorox, Sandia National Lab,
Merck, Caribou Biosciences, Applied Molecular Transport

Join UC Berkeley SLAM for a unique opportunity to learn about research and development (R&D) in all sizes and forms. Chat with our panelists and speakers from a variety of backgrounds during lunch and throughout the...   More >

Exploring the Interfaces Between Silicon and Soft Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Bozhi Tian, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

I will present several soft material-enabled exploratory approaches for the syntheses and applications of nanostructured silicon. In addition to providing new knowledge of nanoscale silicon-based chemistry, these studies will deepen our understanding of the fundamental limits of physical and biological signal transduction between subcellular components and synthetic systems.

Rubber vs. Silly Putty: Extracellular matrix viscoelasticity and its impact on cells

Seminar | April 14 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Prof. Ovijit Chaudhuri, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecture: Beyond the unit cell: control of function by local structure and dynamics from fuel cell electrodes to metal-organic frameworks

Seminar | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Matt Rosseinsky, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool

 College of Chemistry

The first lecture (April 7th) highlighted the opportunities that computation offers to accelerate the discovery of new extended solid materials. These approaches are centred on the crystal structures of the materials. Traditionally, we think about the structure of a solid in terms of the unit cell of the material derived from Bragg diffraction, but this involves averaging out local deviations...   More >

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture: Exploring the power of molecules by rapid synthesis catalysts

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University

 College of Chemistry

The ultimate goal of our research group is to develop “problem-solving” innovative functional molecules that make a marked change in the form and nature of science and technology. During the last 10 years in Nagoya, we have pioneered an increasingly general synthesis platform for a range of functional molecules including molecular nanocarbons, π-conjugated organic materials, pharmaceuticals,...   More >

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Epigenetics and Evolution in the Age of Synthetic Biology”

Seminar | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ahmad Khalil, Boston University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 19
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Ahmad Khalil
Innovation Career Development Professor
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Director, Biological Design Center
Boston University

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Annual Alexander Pines Lecture: The Amyloid Phenomenon and its Significance for Human Disease

Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Christopher Dobson, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Interest in the phenomenon of amyloid formation by peptides and proteins has developed with extraordinary rapidity in recent years, such that is now a major topic of research across a wide range of disciplines. The reasons for this surge of interest arise both from the links between amyloid formation and a range of rapidly proliferating medical disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s...   More >

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Plant gene regulation and complex traits genetics"

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christine Queitsch, University of Washington

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our research focuses on two related fields: the genetic architecture of complex traits and the role of gene regulation and protein folding in generating heritable phenotypic variation. We advance complex trait genetics by ascertaining uncharacterized sequence variation and by resolving the relative importance of additive variation and epistasis in complex traits. Lastly, to improve the genotype-...   More >

Christine Queitsch

BioE Seminar: “Molecular Engineering of Biologic Drug Therapies and Diagnostic Platforms”

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Patrick Stayton, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 26
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Molecular Engineering of Biologic Drug Therapies and Diagnostic Platforms”

Patrick Stayton
Distinguished Career Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Director, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
University of Washington

Biologic drug therapies based on proteins, RNA, DNA and...   More >

Systems Genetics of Tuberculosis

Seminar | April 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Christopher Sassetti, University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bridging the gap between the spatial and mnemonic views of the hippocampus

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Elizabeth Buffalo, University of Washington

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Saturday, April 29, 2017

18th Microbiology Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 29 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Microbiology Student Group at UC Berkeley invites you to join us at the 18th Annual Microbiology Student Symposium (MSS) on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. This year, our keynote speakers are Bonnie Bassler from Princeton and Edward DeLong from University of Hawaii.

MSS is committed to being a free symposium, so please register now to attend and submit...   More >

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

Innate-like B cells and their rules of engagement in infection

Seminar | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Nicole Baumgarth, University of California, Davis, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Biologically fabricated materials composed of engineered biofilm matrix proteins”

Seminar | May 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in time

 Neel Joshi, Harvard University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, May 3

Details Forthcoming

Thursday, May 4, 2017

IB Seminar: Disease transmission through the lens of fluid dynamics

Seminar | May 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lydia Bourouiba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Integrative Biology

Sculpting the nervous system: Cellular and molecular mechanismsof neural circuit refinement

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Karen Zito, University of California, Davis

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, May 5, 2017

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar: Structure and strategy in host-pathogen conflicts

Seminar | May 5 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Russell Vance, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

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

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | May 12 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Charles Hespen (Michael Marletta lab)

Probing the function of the glycine hinge in H-NOX signaling

Abstract
Acute and specific sensing of diatomic gas molecules is an essential facet of biological signaling. Heme-Nitric oxide/Oxygen sensing (H-NOX) proteins are a family of nitric oxide (NO) sensors found in diverse classes of bacteria and eukaryotes. Upon binding of NO, H-NOX...   More >

Monday, May 15, 2017

Behavioural Signatures of Ganglion Cell Dysfunction in Glaucoma

Seminar | May 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  100 Minor Addition

 ​Andrew John Anderson, University of Melbourne

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

​It is well established that retinal ganglion cells die in glaucoma. What is less clear is whether glaucoma induces a protracted period of dysfunction prior to cell death. This talk will review the strengths and limitations of some of the behavioural evidence that has been used to argue for the presence of dysfunctional retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma. Establishing that such dysfunction...   More >

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Understanding and overcoming drug resistance in cancer

Seminar | May 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Hemann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Genetically encoded tools for manipulation of metabolism in living cells

Seminar | May 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Denis Titov**, Massachusetts General Hospital

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Interferon-inducible GTPases in host resistance and inflammation

Seminar | May 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Joern Coers, Duke University Medical Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

The Role of Astrocytes in Neurovascular Coupling at the Capillary and Arteriole Level in the Retina and Brain

Seminar | May 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Anusha Mishra, University College London, UK

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Neuronal activity evokes a spatially and temporally localized increase in blood flow to power the information processing carried out by the neurons, a phenomenon that underlies BOLD fMRI signals. This neurovascular coupling occurs both in the brain and the retina.

In the retina, both light- and glial-stimulation evoke pronounced arteriole dilations (30.8±3.7% and 23.5±4.1%, respectively). This...   More >

Thursday, May 25, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 25 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Neural circuits for goal-directed sensorimotor transformation

Seminar | May 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Carl Petersen, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A key function of the brain is to interpret incoming sensory information in the context of learned associations in order to guide adaptive behavior. However, the precise neuronal circuits and causal mechanisms underlying goal-directed sensorimotor transformations remain to be clearly defined for the mammalian brain. Technological advances in mouse genetics to define cell-types, in optogenetics to...   More >

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | June 7 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sculpted Light in the Brain

Conference/Symposium | June 9 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 Bernardo Sabatini, Harvard Medical School; Hillel Adesnik, UC Berkeley; Josh Trachtenberg, UCLA; Laura Waller, UC Berkeley; Michael Hausser, University College London; Na Ji, UC Berkeley; Michael Lin, Stanford University; Rafael Yuste, Columbia University; Tommaso Fellin, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia; Ehud Isacoff, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

“Sculpted Light in the Brain” is a one-day conference and workshop aimed at fostering collaborations between neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists who share the common interest of developing better technology to observe and control neural activity in the awake, behaving brain. “Sculpted Light” refers to a broad class of methods where light is shaped to...   More >

Sculpted Light in The Brain

Meeting | June 9 | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Sculpted Light in the Brain is a one-day conference and workshop aimed at fostering collaborations between neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists who share the interest of developing better technology to observe and control neural activity in the awake, behaving brain.

Register here.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Cellular Biophysics: Experiment Meets Theory

Meeting | June 10 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Bringing together the cell biology, bioengineering and physics communities interested in the theoretical and experimental approaches to understanding cellular processes including: cellular membranes, the cytoskeleton, interactions between macromolecules in cells, and cell-cell and cell-substrate interactions.

Register <a...   More >

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Photosynthesis, Carbon Fixation and the Environment

Meeting | June 14 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Oxygenic photosynthesis is the most important biological process in the history of Earth and the major process removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Join us to share your photosynthesis-related research and learn about the diverse photosynthesis research going on at Berkeley.

Register

Monday, June 19, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | June 19 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Friday, June 23, 2017

Bay Area Stress and Chaperone

Meeting | June 23 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Highlighting the most recent advances in stress and chaperone biology being explored at Berkeley and the Bay Area’s exceptional scientific community, the symposium will focus on current approaches as well as the latest experiments in stress and chaperone biology and to establish interdisciplinary collaborations.

Register <a...   More >

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | June 23 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Mapping the specificity landscape of tyrosine
Kinases and adapter proteins in EGFR signaling

Aaron J. Cantor
John Kuriyan lab

Vesicle endocytosis: how local lipid synthesis
Triggers recruitment of bar domain
Proteins, constriction and fission

Johannes Schoeneberg
Jim Hurley lab

Thursday, July 6, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | July 6 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Biophysics of Nuclear Organization and Function

Meeting | July 8 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Understanding the biophysical properties of the nucleus is an exciting emerging field, the advancement of which is highly dependent on cross-disciplinary research. This one-day symposium is aimed at uniting Berkeley researchers with a shared interest in the role of biophysics in chromatin structure and function.

Register <a...   More >

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

UCB-UCSF Joint Symposium: Advancing science and policy to accelerate the global fight against Tuberculosis

Colloquium | July 11 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 UC Berkeley, UCSF

Join us for an afternoon symposium on Bay Area efforts to advance the global fight against Tuberculosis. Featuring presentations and panel discussions from UC Berkeley and UCSF faculty researchers, and special guests, on the latest research on understanding, preventing and treating the disease.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | July 25 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Friday, July 28, 2017

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | July 28 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Tara DeBoer (Niren Murthy lab)

Design and Construction of Molecular and Bio-Inspired Tools to Study and Treat Disease

Abstract
Technological barriers in medicine and biology quite frequently require collaboration across disciplines of science to overcome these obstacles. In this talk, two independent projects will be highlighted that required chemical design and engineering to...   More >

Monday, August 14, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 14 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Re-writing Genomes: A New Era in Genome Engineering: A one-day symposium hosted by QB3-Berkeley and the Innovative Genomics Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 18 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

In this fifth annual event, leading experts in genomics and molecular biology will explore how genome editing technologies are transforming basic research and biomedical engineering. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

R bootcamp

Workshop | August 19 – 20, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Christopher Paciorek, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The Statistics Department and D-Lab are offering an
introductory short course on the statistical/data science
software R on Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20. The short
course will be a thorough introduction to working with
data, statistical analysis, and programming in R,
with no prior knowledge assumed. Please see
http://dlab.berkeley.edu/training/r-bootcamp-2017 for
more details.

 $0

  Register online

Sunday, August 20, 2017

R bootcamp

Workshop | August 19 – 20, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Christopher Paciorek, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The Statistics Department and D-Lab are offering an
introductory short course on the statistical/data science
software R on Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20. The short
course will be a thorough introduction to working with
data, statistical analysis, and programming in R,
with no prior knowledge assumed. Please see
http://dlab.berkeley.edu/training/r-bootcamp-2017 for
more details.

 $0

  Register online

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

 Library

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

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 30 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Taking stock: the impacts of genetic diversity for herpes simplex virus (HSV)"

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Moriah Szpara, Pennsylvania State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

A variety of viruses infect the human nervous system, often with severe consequences. While vaccines have largely defeated the paralysis caused by polio, other viruses such as rabies, West Nile virus, and herpes simplex virus (HSV) continue to cause neurological infections that require clinical intervention. More than 70% of adults in the United States carry HSV, whether they know it or not. HSV...   More >

Moriah Szpara

“Catching in the Act: Active, Dynamic, and Programmable Behaviours of Far From Equilibrium membrane Biointerfaces”

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Atul N. Parikh, University of California, Davis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Drawing from recent experiments in our labs employing simple models for the cellular chassis, this talk highlights how compartmental walls reconfigure, across molecular and mesoscales, when taken out of equilibrium through real-time incorporation of exogenous molecules, activities of membrane receptors, and the osmotic activity of water.

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

 Library

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Translating the Precision Electrophile Signaling Code

Seminar | 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 >

Alternative Cell Death Pathways in Antiviral Host Defense

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Edward Mocarski, Emory University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

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

 Library

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

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Regulation of Chromatin Replication by Histone Variants"

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Yannick Jacob, Yale University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

We study epigenetics using plants as model systems. Our goals are to understand how the epigenome contributes to basic cellular mechanisms like DNA replication and gene silencing, and also complex processes like developmental transitions, trans-generational inheritance and aging. We are also interested in exploring how the epigenome can be modulated to improve current genome engineering...   More >

Yannick Jacob

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.

“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

 Bioengineering (BioE)

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Our group uses aspects of biophysical and materials chemistry to create new systems that permit biomolecular analytes and rare cells to be tracked and profiled. Nanomaterials play a central role in these efforts, as the unique properties of materials engineered at the nanoscale allow previously unreachable levels of sensitivity and specificity to be realized.

Protecting Immortality: Germ line Development in Drosophila

Seminar | September 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Ruth Lehmann, NYU School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Robert Murphy, Professor and Head of Computational Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar | September 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Integrating Information from Diverse Microscope Images: Learning and Using Generative Models of Cell Organization

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

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In nature, helical macromolecules such as collagen, chitin, and cellulose are critical to the morphogenesis and functionality of various hierarchically structured materials. During morphogenesis, these chiral macromolecules are secreted and undergo self-templating assembly, a process whereby multiple kinetic factors influence the assembly of the incoming building blocks to produce non-equilibrium...   More >

Monday, September 11, 2017

Conversation with Dr. Michael Eisen: Bridging the gap between primary scientists and the public

Seminar | September 11 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Michael Eisen, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Michael Eisen is a professor in the Molecular and Cell Biology department at UC Berkeley, and one of the founders of PLOS (Public Library of Science). In addition to his achievements, he intends to compete for the California Senate seat in 2018. SLAM and Michael aim to have a fruitful conversation about establishing yourself as a prominent science communicator, and about reaching out to new...   More >

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Small molecule mediators of infection and immunity

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joshua Woodward, University of Washington

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

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

Seminar | 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 >

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mimicry of plant ribosomes and translational control mechanisms by mammalian poxviruses"

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Derek Walsh, Northwestern University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Research in our laboratory focuses on two aspects of DNA virus biology: 1) The role of the host translation system during infection by poxviruses. 2) Microtubule regulation and function during herpes simplex virus infection.

Derek Walsh

Engineering Longevity

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Irina Conboy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Our research uncovers the behavior of organ stem cells in young versus aged tissues: muscle, brain, liver, skin, etc., with the goal to identify common age-imposed alterations that are responsible for pathological changes. The clinical value of this research is in treating a number of age-associated degenerative and metabolic diseases as a class...   More >

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

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Talk will be followed by Artichoke Basille pizza and refreshments in Stanley Hall.

Marla Feller is a Professor at UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology Department where she is the Head of the Neurobiology Division and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Feller received an AB in Physics in 1985 and a Ph. D. in Physics in 1992, both from UC Berkeley. Dr. Feller...   More >