Upcoming Events

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.

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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.

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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 >

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

 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 >

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 | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Paula T. Hammond, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The controlled polymerization of N-carboxyanhydride monomers provides a means of generating synthetic polypeptides; however, until recently, only native amino acids were incorporated along the backbone. Our lab introduced an alkyne functionalized monomer, propargyl-L-glutamate, that enables the use of click chemistry post-polymerization, thus allowing the generation of a broad range of different...   More >

Bacterial Motility: Swim or Glide

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

 Howard C. Berg, Harvard University

 Department of Physics, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Much is known about the swimming behavior of Escherichia coli. I will mention early work on tracking that revealed E. coli’s biased random walk, followed by the realization that bacterial flagella rotate rather than wave or beat. Then I will describe the signaling network that couples the receptors to the flagella, including adaptation that occurs both at the input and at the output of this...   More >

SLAM: Publishing in Top Journals: Secrets of the Insiders

Seminar | September 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Marcia McNutt (B.A. in physics, Colorado College; Ph.D. in earth sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) is a geophysicist and the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, she was editor-in-chief of Science journals. McNutt was director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2009 to 2013, during which time USGS responded to a number of major disasters, including...   More >

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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

Seminar | 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 >

Proteasomes can´t help it: The UPS between homeostasis, antigen processing and proteasome catalysed peptide splicing

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Peter-Michael Kloetzel, Institut für Biochemie

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Role of viruses in the microbiome"

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 David Pride, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our laboratory focuses on the role that microbial communities play in human homeostasis, health and disease. We firmly believe that the various microbial components of human ecosystems including bacteria, viruses, archaea, and fungi are important factors that help determine the natural history of their hosts. Furthermore, their interactions with humans or their interactions with other microbial...   More >

David Pride

“Engineering self-assembled nanobiomaterials for therapeutic immunomodulation”

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Evan Scott, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Self-assembled nanobiomaterials that are engineered to achieve specific biodistributions and mechanisms of degradation hold great promise for controlled stimulation of the immune system. Through the use of such rationally designed nanomaterials, we aim to investigate the basic inflammatory and immunological processes contributing to diverse pathologies and develop targeted immunotherapies. We...   More >

Cell Division: Mechanical Integrity with Dynamic Parts

Seminar | September 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

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

Lecture | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Paula T. Hammond, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Alternating electrostatic assembly is a tool that makes it possible to create ultrathin film coatings that contain highly controlled quantities of one or more therapeutic molecules within a singular construct. These release systems greatly exceed the usual ranges of traditional degradable polymers, ranging from 10 to as high as 40 wt% drug loading within the film. The nature of the layering...   More >

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The neural mechanism of aggression

Seminar | September 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Dayu Lin, New York University, School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, September 22, 2017

QB3 Postdoc Seminar: Substrate analog and metal binding studies implicate a new role for the enzyme PqqB in the biosynthesis of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)

Seminar | September 22 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Eric Koehn (Judith Klinman lab)

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Abstract
The redox cofactor pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a ribosomally encoded peptide product that plays a critical role in C1 metabolism and shows unique function as a bacterial vitamin. Biosynthesis of PQQ requires five gene products (PqqA-E). In PQQ production the substrate PqqA is first acted upon by PqqE, with the chaperone protein PqqD completing C-C bond formation between a Glu and...   More >

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Synthesis and Study of Unusual Lipids

Seminar | 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 >

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Breaking the Silence - Chemical and Synthetic Approaches for Plant Developmental Biology"

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Keiko Torii, University of Washington

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Torii lab studies how plant cells coordinate proliferation and differentiation during organ morphogenesis to generate beautiful, orderly patterns. We aim to understand the molecular and genetic bases of cell-cell communication that specifies organ size, shape, and stomatal patterning through integrated approaches.

Keiko Torii

“Listening in on crosstalk in signaling networks”

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Lani Wu, UCSF

 Bioengineering (BioE)

How complex signaling networks shape highly-coordinated, multistep cellular responses is poorly understood. Biological networks are highly complex, containing many components and many putative interactions. We developed a network-perturbation approach to identify where and when signaling actually occurs. Our results, illustrated on polarity networks in neutrophils and morphogenic networks in...   More >

Thursday, September 28, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 28 | 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 >

Nature and nurture in neurocognitive development: insights from studies of plasticity in blindness

Seminar | September 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Marina Bedny, John Hopkins, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

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

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

At the heart of most cancer immunotherapies are specific molecular interactions between the principle cancer cell killers, T cells, and the tumor-associated peptide antigens that are presented within the tumor environment.

I will discuss 2 separate projects relevant to understanding and harnessing these interactions. The first is a microchip/nanotech based single cell tool that is used for...   More >

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Novartis Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Learning and Applying Nature’s Biosynthetic Logic

Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Bradley Moore, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Nature as a chemist continues to teach and inform us about the wonders of complex organic synthesis in a cell. Recent advances in genomics and metabolomics have ushered in a new era in natural products research linking genes to molecules. Synthetic biology programs now offer streamlined approaches to the discovery, production, and design of gene-encoded small molecules. This presentation will...   More >

Recombinant Poliovirus Cancer Immunotherapy

Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Matthias Gromeier, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Cheating, community context, and coevolution in the yucca-yucca moth mutualism"

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Kari Segraves, Syracuse University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Understanding biodiversity requires more than identifying the number of species on earth. We must also elucidate how species interactions govern the dynamics of communities, ecosystems, and species diversity. My lab uses a broad combination of approaches including experimental ecology, field observations, molecular phylogenetics, and population genetics to understand the role that interspecific...   More >

BioE Seminar

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Michelle Khine, UC Irvine

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Physiological functions of mitochondrial dynamics

Seminar | October 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 David Chan, California Institute of Technology

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Thursday, October 5, 2017

IB/MCB Joint Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | October 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Paul Garrity, Brandeis University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, October 9, 2017

​Biophysical Cues and Ocular Cell Behaviors: The Big Impact of Little and Squishy Things

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Chris Murphy, D.V.M., PhD, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, UC Davis; Sara Thomasy, D.V.M., PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Researcher, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, UC Davis

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Biophysical cues, such as substratum topography and compliance, are ubiquitous attributes of the miroenvironment of cells. They have been proven to be as potent as soluble cytoactive factors in the modulation of cell behaviors. The main focus of our labs has been the investigation of how biophysical cues modulate cell adhesion, proliferation, migration, differentiation, and response to growth...   More >

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: “Seeing The Light: Color Vision and Photoacclimation in Cyanobacteria”

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Montgomery Lab pursues a common research theme of understanding how individuals perceive, respond to, and are impacted by the environments in which they exist. Primary research efforts of the group are focused on the responses of photosynthetic organisms to external light cues. Additionally, Montgomery pursues this theme in the context of effective mentoring in research environments.

Molecular Mechanisms of Menkes Disease in Humans and Invertebrate Models

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Victor Faundez, Emory University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Molecular Mechanisms of Menkes Disease in Humans and Invertebrate Models

Seminar | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Victor Faundez, Emory University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Friday, October 13, 2017

Multiple metabolic signals establish a deterministic cell fate decision

Seminar | October 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Andreas Doncic, UT Southwestern

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Saturday, October 14, 2017

2017 Bay Area Biotechnology Symposium (BABS)

Conference/Symposium | October 14 | 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UCSF Mission Bay Campus: Genentech Hall Byers Auditorium

 600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

 UCSF School of Pharmacy

Big Pharma and Big Biotech in the Bay Area

Industry Outreach Program - UCSF School of Pharmacy - San Francisco, CA

Monday, October 16, 2017

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tom Pollard, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled

 Michaela Gack, University of Chicago

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Dynamics, Feedback, and Transient Antibiotic Resistance in Single Cells”

Seminar | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Mary Dunlop, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cells live in uncertain, dynamic environments and have many mechanisms for sensing and responding to changes in their surroundings. However, sudden fluctuations in the environment can be catastrophic if a population relies solely on sensory responses, which have a delay associated with them. Cells can reconcile this by using a stochastic approach, creating phenotypic diversity within an isogenic...   More >

DNA polymerases, breaks, and cancer

Seminar | October 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Richard Wood, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Genetic Approaches to Brain Circuit Mapping and Cell Type Characterization

Seminar | October 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, October 23, 2017

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kevan Shokat, University of Caliofornia, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "In an immobile plant cell world, mobile endophytic microbes can seek, stop and destroy invading pathogens"

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Manish Raizada, University of Guelph

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The focus of the Raizada Lab is to develop low cost technologies that empower farmers in North America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, focusing on technologies that reduce the need for synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides to grow corn and other crops, by replacing them with more natural, biological resources. In particular, the lack of nitrogen fertilizer limits crop production, but...   More >

Manish Raizada

BioE Seminar

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Long Cai, California Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture: Choreography of bacterial nanomotors revealed by live-cell imaging

Seminar | October 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Judith Armitage, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | October 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in date

 Indira Raman, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Reprogramming root cells for AM symbiosis"

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

 Maria Harrison, Cornell University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Most vascular flowering plants are able to form symbiotic associations with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. These associations, named ‘arbuscular mycorrhizas’, develop in the roots, where the fungus colonizes the cortex to access carbon supplied by the plant. The fungal contribution to the symbiosis includes the transfer of mineral nutrients, particularly phosphorus, from the soil to the...   More >

Maria Harrison

BioE Seminar

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

 Amit Pathak, Washington University in St. Louis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar-template

Seminar | November 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Monday, November 6, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Molecular Mechanisms of Organelle Formation in Bacteria"

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

 Arash Komeili, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

In the Komeili Lab, we have developed the tools to understand the molecular basis of magnetosome formation and magnetite biomineralization in Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1. These advances have helped us to uncover the potential function of a large number of "magnetosome genes." The current efforts in the lab are centered around defining the specific functions of these factors and leveraging...   More >

Arash Komeili

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Julia Zeitlinger, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: Title to be announced

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Stefano Piccolo, University of Padova

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: Title to be announced

Seminar | November 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Stefano Piccolo, University of Padova

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Raphael H. Valdivia, Duke University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BioE Seminar

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ying Zheng, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cell adhesion and signaling pathways governing CNS development and cancer

Seminar | November 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joseph McCarty, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, November 20, 2017

MBTG Seminar

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

 Jeanne Stachowiak, The University of Texas at Austin

 College of Chemistry

Monday, November 27, 2017

Reconstructing eukaryotic chromosome replication with purified proteins

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dirk Remus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes

Seminar | November 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

“Diagnosing Disease on a Microchip: Scaling Up Micro- and Nano-Scale Diagnostics”

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 David Issadore, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The transformative growth in microelectronics in the latter half of the 20th century was fueled fundamentally by the ability to simultaneously miniaturize and integrate complex circuits onto monolithic chips. The impact of this growth has been profound– computing is pervasive and portable, communication is instant and global, and information is ubiquitously gathered and shared. My research aims...   More >

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Genetic conflicts: beyond the usual suspects

Seminar | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Information seeking and randomization in human exploration and exploitation

Seminar | November 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Robert Wilson, University of Arizona, Department of Psychology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH