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Women in STEM seminar series: Cecilia Martinez-Gomez

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 11:47
A portrait of PMB professor Cecilia Martinez-Gomez next to a bioreactor in her lab. October 26, 2022

Martinez-Gomez, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, breaks down her research on bacterial metabolism and offers career advice for aspiring scientists.

The case against deep-sea mining

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 10:02
An oil platform rig sits in the middle of the ocean. October 26, 2022

ERG professor Dan Kammen and Sylvia Earle, former chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, call for a moratorium on deep seabed mining.

Africa needs country-specific narratives for a clean energy future

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 08:58
A photo of windmills in dry field on a summer day. October 25, 2022

Recent research co-authored by ERG professor Dan Kammen calls for a shift in how politicians, funders, and researchers address the energy transition in the African continent.

Berkeley Talks: Indigenous access, political ecology in settler states

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 17:38
Clint Carroll, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, gave a talk called "Reuniting with Our Lands and Waters" in September
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Building community through open dialogue

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 13:56
A collection of various icons depicting text bubbles. October 24, 2022

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology’s Directed Conversations allow for discussion and connection on the topics of racial justice and discrimination, belonging, and equity and inclusion.

Rausser College students pack the crowd at live event with Kamala Harris

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 13:36
A group of people on a stage with American and California flags behind it. October 20, 2022

The vice president spoke on climate action at an event in San Francisco earlier this week. 

Like the Borg of Star Trek, these ‘aliens’ assimilate DNA from other microbes

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 11:07
illustration of blue archaea microbe zoomed in microscopically October 20, 2022

A type of transferrable DNA structure recently identified by ESPM and PMB researchers appears to play a role in balancing atmospheric methane.

Streets receives CZI Science Diversity Leadership Award

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:59
Aaron Streets has been named to the inaugural class of Science Diversity Leadership Award winners, a new partnership between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The program aims to recognize and further the leadership of excellent biomedical researchers who — through their outreach, mentoring, teaching, and leadership — have a record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their scientific fields.
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Like the Borg of Star Trek, these ‘aliens’ assimilate DNA from other microbes

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:12
Newly discovered chunks of DNA may help archaea remove methane from soils, and could one day help reduce atmospheric levels of this potent greenhouse gas.
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How old is Yosemite Valley?

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 08:30
The age of Yosemite Valley has been hard to pin down. UC Berkeley geologists now say it's younger than we thought, with most of it carved out over the past 5 to 10 million years.
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Aaron Streets named to Brilliant 10

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 10:35
Professor Aaron Streets has been named to Popular Science’s Brilliant 10, a list honoring trailblazing early-career scientists and engineers who are tackling pressing challenges with innovative solutions. Streets is bioengineering's Vice-Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Faculty Director of the BioEngineering Scholars Program, and a talented researcher who combines mathematics, physics and engineering to develop novel tools for precision measurement of biological systems.
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Recent photography exhibition features work by ESPM graduate student

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 12:11
A photo by ESPM PhD candidate Vera Chang showing a protest by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. October 18, 2022

PhD candidate Vera Chang merges empirical research with participatory photojournalism.

New funding for precision microbiome editing technology at the Innovative Genomics Institute

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 10:59
Diagram of "An overview of BiomeForge research aims"–1. characterize microbial communities. 2. develop community editing technology. 3. edit microbes in natural communities October 18, 2022

The gift supports the BiomeForge project, a collaborative effort including professor Jill Banfield.

Does Better Information Increase Fishery Profits?

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 17:01
Shot of various fish boats at sea, while an urbanized area full of skyscrapers looms in the distance October 17, 2022

ARE researchers recently found that better information about the location and size of fish populations would decrease profits for the world's largest fishery.

Rachel Morello-Frosch elected to National Academy of Medicine

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 08:00
Portrait of Rachel Morello-Frosch October 17, 2022

Morello-Frosch is recognized for her expertise on structural determinants of environmental health inequities and her leadership in community-engaged data science.

Researching how climate impacts a deadly grapevine disease

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/13/2022 - 15:53
Symptomatic grapevines in a Hopland vineyard. A green leaf with wilted red and yellow edges. October 13, 2022

The Mendocino Voice recently interviewed Andrea Brown and Monica Donegan, graduate students who are studying Pierce’s Disease in the Almeida Lab.

Rausser College helping to mitigate UC Berkeley’s carbon footprint

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/13/2022 - 12:40
A plane takes off from a runway at dusk. October 13, 2022

Air travel carbon mitigation fees will help fund campuswide sustainability projects.

Attend the Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 10/13/2022 - 10:06

diversity fair image

Register here to attend our Integrative Biology PhD Program Info Session at the UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair. Our info session will be October 18, 2022 from 2-3pm PST. Attendance is totally free!


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UC partnership to prepare the next generation of leaders in organic agriculture

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 10/12/2022 - 12:39
Three students tend to row crops at the Oxford Tract garden in Berkeley. October 12, 2022

A collaborative USDA grant will expand undergraduate education in organic agriculture across three UC campuses and UCANR.