Upcoming Events

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "A burning interest in post-fire fungal communities"

Tom Bruns
Oct 5
12 - 1 p.m.
The Bruns laboratory focuses on the ecology and evolution of mycorrhizal fungi.

Berkeley Food Institute Welcoming Open House for Students

Oct 5
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Though we may come from different backgrounds, groups and departments, each of us has the potential to impact our surrounding food systems. The Berkeley Food Institute invites you to our Welcoming Open House on Wednesday, October 5th, 5:00-6:30 PM. We will introduce key leaders of BFI – including staff, faculty, and fellows – and provide a brief history of the institute and its activities and...

"Ecosystems of California" Author Celebration

Oct 7
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a reception and panel discussion with UC Berkeley contributors to the book Ecosystems of California (UC Press 2016).

Northern California Computational Biology (NCCB) Student Symposium

Oct 7
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Northern California Computational Biology (NCCB) Student Symposium is a one­-day student symposium organized by the NCCB Planning Committee made up of students from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UCSF, and Stanford. The symposium offers an excellent opportunity to connect with the local computational biology student community and to learn about current research projects involving the many facets...

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "MscS-Like Mechanosensitive Ion Channels: Modular Sensors and Reporters of Membrane Tension”

Elizabeth Haswell
Oct 12
12 - 1 p.m.
The Haswell laboratory's long-term goal of research is to reveal the molecular mechanisms that underly the perception and transduction of mechanical signals in plants.

Environmental and Sustainability Career Lunch with Core Foods

Core Foods
Oct 19
12 - 1 p.m.
Seeking an environmental and sustainability career? Want to learn more about different green-focused organizations or network with sustainability professionals? Want to learn tips for getting an environmental job? Join us for an Environmental and Sustainability Career Lunch! Featured Employer: Core Foods

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: “Cell shape regulation in Caulobacter crescentus: from the cytoskeleton to the cell wall"

Erin Goley
Oct 19
12 - 1 p.m.
The Goley Lab is broadly interested in understanding cellular organization and dynamic reorganization, with particular focus on the roles of the cytoskeleton in these phenomena. The lab uses cell biological, biochemical, genetic, and structural approaches to dissect cytoskeletal processes with the aim of understanding how they work in molecular detail. Currently, they are focused on investigating...

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Grad Students

Graduate students in the life and health sciences disciplines
Oct 21
1 - 2:30 p.m.
In this workshop, graduate students from the life and health sciences will present a range of strategies for gathering, storing, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

Plant and Microbial Biology Tsujimoto Endowed Lecture: "Delicious rot: using fermented foods to dissect microbiome diversity"

Benjamin Wolfe
Nov 2
12 - 1 p.m.
The Wolfe Lab uses tractable microbial communities from food systems to study the ecological and evolutionary forces that shape microbial diversity. They also use food as a tool for improving microbial literacy through teaching and outreach.

Environmental and Sustainability Career Networking Session

Nov 9
12 - 1 p.m.
Seeking an environmental and sustainability career? Want to learn more about different green-focused organizations or network with sustainability professionals? Want to learn tips for getting an environmental job? Join us for an Environmental and Sustainability Career Networking Session! Featured employers and alumni TBA.

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "Architecture of a lipid transport system that transverses the bacterial periplasmic space"

Jeff Cox
Nov 9
12 - 1 p.m.
The Cox Lab researches which pathogenic bacteria manipulate their host to cause infections.

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: “Investigating fungal communication”

N. Louise Glass
Nov 16
12 - 1 p.m.
The Glass laboratory is interested in cell specialization, communication and nonself recognition, all crucial mechanisms in microbial organisms such as filamentous fungi.

Erica Newman-Ecology in a Changing World: Differentiating the Effects of Natural Disturbance Regimes from Anthropogenic Changes on Ecosystems in Transition

Erica Newman
Nov 30
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Disturbances, such as wildfire, hurricanes, and floods have a fundamental role in structuring ecological communities, and the study of these processes and extension to novel ecological disruptions is of increasing importance due to global change. A better understanding of ecological perturbations and quantitative comparisons of their effects over multiple scales is required for both species-level...

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mechanisms controlling temperature-mediated developmental changes in Arabidopsis"

Sibum Sung
Nov 30
12 - 1 p.m.
The Sung laboratory works to understand how the environment affects gene expression resulting in different developmental fates in plants.

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "Metabolic regulation of community behavior in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"

Lars Dietrich
Dec 7
12 - 1 p.m.
The Dietrich Lab studies bacterial models for biological shape and pattern formation. The lab also focuses on molecular mechanisms of pattern formation in bacterial communities and mechanisms of membrane invagination and shape determination in purple phototrophs.

Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo

Apr 7
12 - 3 p.m.
Seeking an environmental and sustainability career? Want to learn more about different green-focused organizations or network with sustainability professionals? Want to learn tips for getting an environmental job? Join us for an Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo! Featured employers TBA.
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