Seminars & Events

<< Week of October 17 >>

Monday, October 15, 2018

Crop Disease Management: Natural Products as Inspiration

Seminar: Special Seminar | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Jessica Herrick, Research Scientist, Crop Protection Discovery Chemistry, Corteva Agriscience

 College of Chemistry

Synthetic chemists have long been inspired by the ability of nature to design and engineer complex natural products. Nature builds small molecules for a plethora of reasons including the protection of plants from fungal infections, insect damage, and the invasion of competitive species. These critical components of plant protection have inspired research at CortevaTM Agriscience and as a result,...   More >

Discovering New Antibiotics Using Old Ones: Induction of Cryptic Secondary Metabolites by Cytotoxic Molecules

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University

 College of Chemistry

Green Chemistry for Agriculture and Industry

Seminar | October 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Billy Hart-Cooper, US Dept. of Agricultrure

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. William Hart-Cooper is a research chemist for the Bioproducts Research Unit at the Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California. He received his B.A. in Chemistry with honors from Grinnell College (2010) and Ph.D in Synthetic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley (Raymond and Bergman groups, 2015)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Corteva Agriscience Seminar: New Bond Connections by C–H Functionalization for the Convergent Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | October 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jon Ellman, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

Versatile and highly functional group compatible transition metal-catalyzed annulations will be described for the rapid assembly of drug relevant nitrogen heterocycles, including Rh- and Co-catalyzed C−H bond additions to a variety of coupling partners for cascade syntheses of diverse heterocycles of particular importance to the pharmaceutical industry. The general feasibility of...   More >

Exploring Careers: Ph.D. Transferable Skills

Workshop | October 16 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

The key to effective career planning is knowing your strengths and skills both inside and outside the lab. Whether you are clear on your next career goal or are exploring your options, recognizing and articulating your abilities can help you find professional fulfillment and even improve the kinds of opportunities available to you. In this workshop, presented by the Rosanne Lurie, Director of...   More >

Ultracold Molecules for Chemistry and Physics

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kang-Kuen Ni, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

The role of molecular spectroscopy in physics has evolved over the years. It was traditionally used to study molecular structure and its underlying quantum mechanics. Later, it led to various applications, including the first “atomic clock” that was actually based on molecular vibrations. More recent advances in techniques for quantum manipulation of molecules bring new directions including the...   More >

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Developing a Robust, High-Titer Platform for Protein Secretion in Bacteria/Understanding and Controlling Metal-Organic Framework Crystallization

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Lisa Burdette, Ph.D. student in the Tullman-Ercek Group; Kristen Colwell, Ph.D. student in the Long Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Alexandre Vincent, Graduate Student for Professor Jeffrey Long, alchemy.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Haoze Wang, Graduate Student for Professor Omar Yaghi, yaghi.berkeley.edu/news.html

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Valerie Mc Graw, Graduate Student with Professor Daniel Neumark, bromine.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Mr. Bryan Place, Graduate Student with Professor Ronald Cohen, cohen.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Friday, October 19, 2018

Toward Perfect 1D Conduction in Magnetic Topological Insulators: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. David Goldhaber-Gordon, Stanford University, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

I will explain what is "perfect" 1D conduction and describe several strategies for achieving it. Some require high magnetic fields and/or cryogenic temperatures, but there's now hope of achieving perfect 1D conduction at room temperature with no external magnetic field, through a phenomenon known as the quantum anomalous Hall effect.

This effect was recently realized in thin films of Cr-doped...   More >

Molecular Complexity and Inorganic Chemistry: Utilizing Non-Covalent Interactions to Control Function

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | October 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Andrew Borovik, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

Location matters…no compound operates in isolation without interacting with its local environment. Metalloproteins are example systems whose active sites contain intricate structures that aid the performance of specific functions with high selectivities and efficiencies. The complexity of these systems complicates the study of their function and the understanding of the properties that give rise...   More >