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Fisher receives Brain Research Foundation 2022 Seed Grant

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 12:03

Yvette FisherYvette Fisher, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, has received a 2022 Seed Grant from the Brain Research Foundation (BRF). The objective of the BRF Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions in the field of neuroscience. Read more...

Streamlined detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in saliva

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 11:38
Patrick Hsu's lab has developed an RNA-extraction-free test for rapid viral detection using saliva via a microfluidic device. The fast, accurate, and portable prototype shows potential as a point-of-care system to support frequent, on-site molecular diagnostics. This work was the August 2022 cover story for Nature Biomedical Engineering.
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Old plasma dilution reduces human biological age

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 11:11
New work from Irina Conboy's lab extends to humans their previous animal studies on age-specific differences in blood plasma, and establishes a novel direct measurement of biological age. Their results continue to demonstrate that aging may be driven by an excess of certain molecules and proteins, and point to potential treatments for age-related conditions.
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Sanjay Kumar named QB3-Berkeley director

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 08/29/2022 - 16:40
Current Bioengineering Chair Sanjay Kumar has been selected to serve as the next director of the California Institute of Quantitative Biosciences at UC Berkeley (QB3-Berkeley) effective September 1, 2022. He will succeed David Schaffer, who was recently appointed as faculty director of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub and executive director of QB3’s central office. Kumar will step down as Chair of the Department of Bioengineering effective September 1, where former Chair Dorian Liepmann will return to the role until a permanent appointment is made in 2023.
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inclusiveBio Symposium

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 08/26/2022 - 16:41
iBio Symposium
 
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inclusiveBio Symposium

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 08/26/2022 - 16:41
iBio Symposium
 
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Welcome to Berkeley, PhD Entering Class of 2022!

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Fri, 08/26/2022 - 12:13
MCB is pleased to welcome our newest graduate students to the department!

MCB Entering PhDs 2022

  Learn fun facts about their favorite model organisms, childhood career aspirations, and more.

 

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How machine translation could make English-only science accessible to all

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 08/26/2022 - 10:39
A graphic that promotes translating English-only science into other languages. August 26, 2022

ESPM graduate student Emma Steigerwald is helping highlight how translation tools are critical to the multilingual future of science. 

Rausser College welcomes Fall 2022 incoming faculty

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 08/25/2022 - 11:00
A sign reading Rausser College of Natural Resources on a hill in front of Hillgard Hall. August 25, 2022

Rausser College is pleased to introduce six new faculty members who join ESPM, PMB, and ARE this year.

Perseverance rover retrieves key clues to Mars’ geologic and water history

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/25/2022 - 11:00
After return of rock samples to Earth in 2033, analysis will answer outstanding questions about when water flowed on the planet
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Five postdoctoral researchers awarded 2022 S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup fellowships

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 08/23/2022 - 15:38
Rausser College of Natural Resources Building August 23, 2022

The annual award supports advanced academic research related to natural and environmental resources.

inclusiveBio Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 08/23/2022 - 13:30
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By Gregory Arena
Integrative Biology PhD candidate, Dawson lab

 

Faculty Spotlight | David Weisblat

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 14:46
David WeisblatDavid Weisblat

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology David Weisblat on his retirement in June 2022! Since joining the MCB department in 1984, Dr. Weisblat has made significant contributions to UC Berkeley’s teaching and research missions. Learn about his favorite MCB memories, plans for retirement, and his lab’s research below. 


Q: What is your favorite MCB memory and what are your plans during retirement?

Paolo D’Odorico to be honored by American Meteorological Society

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 14:07
Paolo D'Odorico August 22, 2022

The ESPM professor will be awarded the Society’s highest honor and named a fellow.

Surprising details leap out in sharp new James Webb Space Telescope images of Jupiter

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 05:00
The latest images of Jupiter from the James Webb Space Telescope are stunners
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Bioengineering better photosynthesis

College of Natural Resources - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 14:16
Ground shot of soybean leaves growing August 19, 2022

Krishna Niyogi and Nina Maryn are collaborators on first-of-its-kind research that used improved photosynthesis to  increase yields in food crops for the first time ever.

Bio Systems Engineer Intern Opening at Mission Bio

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 12:38
Hiring for a school-year intern: Mission Bio is a high-growth, well-funded Series C company based in South San Francisco, California. Our mission is to enable our customers to eradicate cancer. We do so with our innovative microfluidic system that is the leader in the high throughput single cell, multi-omics space that is used by major […]
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Machine translation could make English-only science accessible to all

Department of Integrative Biology - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:55

“The idea here is that we’re trying to give people the tools and motivation to translate their own scientific research,” Rebecca Tarvin said. “Science doesn’t need to be based on a single language. And there’s lots of additional benefits that come from incorporating multilingual approaches in every phase of science.

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Machine translation could make English-only science accessible to all

Department of Integrative Biology - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:55

“The idea here is that we’re trying to give people the tools and motivation to translate their own scientific research,” Rebecca Tarvin said. “Science doesn’t need to be based on a single language. And there’s lots of additional benefits that come from incorporating multilingual approaches in every phase of science.

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La traducción automática podría poner la ciencia al alcance de todos

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:00
A medida que mejora la traducción informática, se reducen las barreras para traducir los artículos científicos a varios idiomas con el fin de proporcionar un acceso global
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