Upcoming Events

CEND 9th Annual Symposium

Megan Murray
Mar 31
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention, control, and treatment. CEND Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between San Francisco Bay Area scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health...

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "The ancestral human microbiome: the evolution and ecology of our microbial self"

Christina Warinner
Apr 5
12 - 1 p.m.
I am interested in evolutionary medicine and how understanding the ways in which humans have co-evolved with environments, diets, and pathogens allows us to better understand health and disease. My research draws on the methods and theoretical frameworks of several fields, including: molecular biology, archaeology, archaeogenetics (ancient DNA), stable isotope-based paleodietary and...

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.

Diversified Farming Systems Roundtable with Matt Liebman

Apr 10
4 - 5 p.m.
The development of modern, industrial agriculture has been characterized by large reductions in biological diversity, both across landscapes and within farming systems. Loss of biodiversity is particularly evident in the U.S. Corn Belt.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Probing Hidden Genetics in Dynamic Signaling Networks"

Jen Sheen
Apr 12
12 - 1 p.m.
We are probing plant life by developing simple and powerful tools and strategies to unravel plant signal transduction pathways extending from sensors/receptors to signaling cascades and target genes and proteins that are central to energy and metabolic homeostasis, innate immunity, stress adaptation, cell fate specification, plant shape and architecture determination. Our investigations are...

Writing Specific Aims

Erica Whitney
Apr 13
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will show you how to write succinct yet powerful specific aims for your research proposal. Your specific aims are the scaffold that holds your entire proposal together, and they can either grab a reviewer's attention or lose their interest completely. In this workshop, we will describe how to frame your specific aims to best support your research proposal.

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "RNA controls protein phase transitions to pattern cytosol"

Amy Gladfelter
Apr 19
12 - 1 p.m.
I am fascinated by how cells are organized in time and space. My research group studies how cells manage time to create highly variable yet accurate cell division cycles. We also look at how cells use the septin cytoskeleton to assemble functionally unique zones on the cell cortex. For our work we combine live cell microscopy and computational approaches with genetic and biochemical analyses.

Science Talk at Cal Conference

David Sedlak
Apr 22
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
How can we better communicate science to the public? Come to Science Talk at Cal, a student-organized conference featuring panel discussions with renowned speakers from the fields of water, food systems, and climate change, plus collaborative workshops to help bring your science communication ideas to the next level. The conference will focus on the challenges of communicating science to the...

Center for Computational Biology Seminar

Apr 26
4 - 5 p.m.
Title: Complex traits and simple systems

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Plant gene regulation and complex traits genetics"

Christine Queitsch
Apr 26
12 - 1 p.m.
Our research focuses on two related fields: the genetic architecture of complex traits and the role of gene regulation and protein folding in generating heritable phenotypic variation. We advance complex trait genetics by ascertaining uncharacterized sequence variation and by resolving the relative importance of additive variation and epistasis in complex traits. Lastly, to improve the genotype-...

Writing Your Research Proposal

Erica Whitney
Apr 27
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will show you how to develop the body of your research proposal. We will discuss how to create a logical flow of background information and preliminary data with the current study's research design.

18th Microbiology Student Symposium

Apr 29
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Microbiology Student Group at UC Berkeley invites you to join us at the 18th Annual Microbiology Student Symposium (MSS) on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. This year, our keynote speakers are Bonnie Bassler from Princeton and Edward DeLong from University of Hawaii. MSS is committed to being a free symposium, so please register now to attend and submit...

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "Evolutionary dynamics in rapidly adapting microbial populations"

Michael Desai
May 3
12 - 1 p.m.
Natural selection and other evolutionary forces lead to particular patterns of evolutionary dynamics, and they leave characteristic signatures on the genetic variation within populations. We use a combination of theory and experiments to study the dynamics and population genetics of natural selection in asexual populations such as microbes and viruses.

BFI Research Showcase

May 3
8:45 - 10:45 a.m.
In 2015, the Berkeley Food Institute provided seed funding to six multi-disciplinary and innovative research projects in food and agriculture. On May 3, our grantees will be sharing the results of their research with the Berkeley community. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from UC Berkeley's experts from various fields, and to participate in the Q&A session following each grantee's presentation.

Finding Research Funding

Erica Whitney
May 4
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will describe the mechanisms that federal agencies and private foundations use to fund research and teach methods for finding opportunities to apply for.

Scientific Writing

Erica Whitney
May 11
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Clear writing is a valuable skill for all researchers, and it can positively influence the impact of your science. This workshop will help you write about your research more clearly and effectively.

Proposal Development Consultations

Erica Whitney
May 18
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Bring your questions, ideas, and proposal drafts to an open consultation session with the Berkeley Research Development Office.
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