The National Institutes of Health has renewed the R25 grant which funds the Bioengineering Summer Biodesign Immersion Experience, adding up to a full decade of funding for the summer immersion capstone experience for undergraduates. PI Professor Amy Herr founded and directs the summer experience, an innovative 8-week summer program that prepares bioengineers to connect engineering […]
Does legalization really make black markets collapse? New research looking at ivory trade raises questions.
Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2016 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. This prestigious program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The 2016 class of 22 Pew Biomedical Scholars is drawn from top institutions across the country, with each scholar receiving four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational, innovative research.
Big changes in store for tropical populations as Earth's temperatures climb
Recent BioE PhD Augusto Tentori has been awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship for postdoctoral study. Only 21 scholars in the country were granted postdoctoral fellowships this year. Tentori received his Ph.D. in 2015 for work in Professor Amy Herr's lab, and is now a researcher at MIT.
UC system to advance continued commitment to sustainability, combating climate change
BioE startup Magnetic Insight won the biotech group prize at the 2016 World Cup Tech Challenge, competing against 3 other international finalists on June 1.
Professor Adam Arkin is among the small group of scientific, business and policy leaders who today announced their intent to launch The Genome Project-write (HGP-write) in 2016. Learn more about this exciting new effort at the Center for Excellence for Engineering Biology.
View nearly 100 kilometers into the atmosphere shows immense plumes of ammonia
Three ordinary people take on challenges to try to understand what they really are. In this episode the volunteers are led to an amazing realization about the nature of life itself.
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A new, precise measurement of how fast the universe is expanding doesn’t agree with predictions based on our current understanding of the physics of the cosmos
BioE PhD student Elaine Yu, of Professor Steven Conolly’s lab, took first prize at the 2016 American Association of Physicists in Medicine Young Investigators Symposium, held in Palo Alto on May 20. This is the third year in a row Conolly Lab has taken first place at the conference, in a competition between top postdocs, radiation/oncology […]
UC Berkeley's new Jacobs Hall was the site of nearly 30 courses this past spring, with enrollments totaling roughly 1,700. Many of these courses put designing for real-world problems at the center of the syllabus.
Berkeley scientists hope to tap seismically active Japan to test MyShake app
Recently accepted Integrative Biology Graduate student Jesus Martinez-Gomez found his passion for science in his undergraduate career at The University of Washington. Due to their head start program the UW empowered students like Jesus Martinez-Gomez to do original science and research as undergraduates.
Magnetic Particle Imaging – Conolly Lab builds the next big thing in medical imaging Bioengineering & EECS professor Steven Conolly and his lab are a world leader in development of a new nanoparticle-based medical imaging procedure, Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). Over ten years into development at Berkeley, the team has recently produced groundbreaking new images […]
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Per Peterson, professor of nuclear engineering, is working with molten salts as part of a joint U.S.-China research project, CERC-WET, that aims to advance technologies to improve thermoelectric power generation while reducing the need for water in the process.