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Openings for Faculty Positions: Plant & Microbial Biology

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology seeks applicants for two faculty positions...

PMB at Upcoming Student Diversity Conferences

PMB Department Members Available to Meet with Prospective Students at SACNAS and ABRCMS...

Apply Now for Graduate Programs

The application submission deadline is November 30, 2018, 11:59:59 Eastern Time (ET)....

Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity

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Scientists find that some bacteria located in the gut produce electricity in a new way not previously known.

Ben Blackman Co-PI on 5-Year NSF Grant

Ben Blackman, Ph.D.was recently awarded a five-year, multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, Blackman and his associates are excited to start research.....

Faculty Spotlight: Ksenia Krasileva

This fall new students and faculty will take to the Berkeley campus. PMB welcomes Ksenia Krasileva....

NSF grant awarded for CRISPR crop research

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National Science Foundation support will help scientists employ CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to domesticate alternative food crop sources.

CNR welcomes new dean

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The College of Natural Resources has a new dean, plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist David Ackerly.

Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction

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New research from Adam Deutschbauer is the largest functional genomics study of bacteria ever published.

From Genes to Global Solutions

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College of Natural Resources faculty, including Brian Staskawicz, faculty lead wide-ranging research initiatives at the Innovative Genomics Institute.