Upcoming Events

Making the Largest 3D Maps of our Universe

Josh Dillon
Dec 16
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Dillion will talk about a new technique being developed here at Berkeley with collaborators around the world to use radio telescopes to make huge 3D maps of hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, to test our cosmological theories. He will explain the observational challenges we’re facing and the reason why we’re building a giant array of 350 dishes–each one almost 50 feet...

10th Annual CEND Symposium

Stacey Schultz-Cherry
Jan 12
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The Perfect Defense: Bacterial Persister Cell"

Kim Lewis
Jan 17
12 - 1 p.m.
Our laboratory studies persister cells and uncultured bacteria. Persisters are dormant variants of regular cells which are tolerant to antibiotics and responsible for recalcitrance of biofilm infections. Using transcriptome analysis, cell sorting and whole genome sequencing we are identifying genes responsible for persister formation.

Lichen BioBlitz

Jan 20
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
We invite you to join lichen experts, UCBG faculty, Garden staff and citizen scientists for a lichen “treasure hunt”. During this one day event, participants will work in teams to document the lichen diversity at the Garden. Even if you have no specific lichen expertise, your participation is welcome. A keen eye and willingness to work collaboratively will help insure a thorough survey.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

TBD
Jan 24
12 - 1 p.m.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Michael Desai
Jan 31
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.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Amy Gladfelter
Feb 7
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Amy Gladfelter
Feb 7
12 - 1 p.m.
The Gladfelter lab is interested in how cells are organized in time and space.  We study how cytoplasm is spatially patterned and how cells sense their own shape.  We also investigate how timing in the cell division cycle can be highly variable yet still accurate.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

TBD
Feb 14
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Posy Busby
Feb 21
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Alisha Quandt
Feb 21
12 - 1 p.m.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

TBD
Feb 28
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Peter Dodds
Feb 28
12 - 1 p.m.
Dr Dodds' focus is on fungal rust diseases, which constitute one of the most significant threats to cereal crops worldwide. The recent emergence of the highly virulent wheat stem rust strain Ug99 is of particular concern to world food security. Dr Dodds' research has used the pathogenic interaction between flax and the flax rust fungus as a model for understanding the basis of rust disease as...

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Arnon Lecture
Mar 7
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Ferredoxin - protein interactions and energy transduction in Photosynthesis"

Toshiharu Hase
Mar 7
12 - 1 p.m.
Dr. Hase is Professor Emeritus of Osaka University and formerly affiliated to the Institute of Protein Research at Osaka University. His research interests include photosynthetic electron transfer, ferredoxin-dependent redox metabolisms and the structure/function of redox enzymes.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Taylor White Lecture
Mar 14
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Nancy Keller
Mar 14
12 - 1 p.m.
My research focus lies in genetically dissecting those aspects of Aspergillus spp. that render them potent pathogens and superb natural product machines. We are interested in elucidating the mechanism of fungal sporulation and host/pathogen interactions; processes intimately linked to secondary metabolite (e.g. mycotoxin) production.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Jade Wang
Mar 21
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Jade Wang
Mar 21
12 - 1 p.m.
Our research focuses on how living systems accurately duplicate and process their genetic information by regulating the central dogma processes of replication, transcription, and translation. Conserved from bacteria to humans, the central dogma lies at the heart of all cellular activities and its regulation is essential for survival and genome stability.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

TBD
Apr 4
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