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Student and Postdoc Seminar Series, Noon, Monday, Nov. 7

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Short presentations of current research

338 Koshland Hall

Please join us for 20-minute presentations of research by the students, postdocs and researchers at the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology.

Refreshments provided.

Plant Geneticist develops improved biofuel

Fast-growing switchgrass yields double starch content

From the San Francisco Chronicle

One day in the not-too-distant future, we might be filling our cars with fuel made from useless grass.

A Berkeley biologist has transferred a gene from a variety of corn into a widespread, fast-growing species of the grass, and transformed it into what could become an important source of biofuel.

In a world of vanishing oil reserves, farmers have been growing more and more high-energy crops like corn and sugar cane to make ethanol as a replacement for gasoline, while scientists...

Plant Student Group "Careers in Science" Series

6 - 7 pm, 338 Koshland Hall, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 Featuring Dr. Kathleen Ryan

The Plant Student Group is hosting its inaugural "Careers in Science" get-together! This series will bring together faculty members, postdocs and students in an informal setting to have open exchanges about navigating life in science.

We're excited to have Associate Professor Kathleen Ryan of Plant & Microbial Biology as our first guest on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at 6 pm in Koshland Hall # 338. Dr. Ryan is a young faculty member in PMB studying the cell cycle in Caulobacter, with degrees...

Now Accepting Graduate Program Applications

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Deadline is Dec. 1, 2014

The Department of Plant & Microbial Biology is now accepting applications to our graduate programs in Plant Biology and Microbiology.

For detailed information about the Plant Biology Ph.D. program please visit pmb.berkeley.edu/graduate-programs

For detailed information about the Microbiology Ph.D. program, please see: pmb.berkeley.edu/ggm/program

Other important links:

  • Fall 2015 Detailed Admissions Process
  • Funding
  • ...

Now Accepting Graduate Program Applications

Deadline was Dec. 1, 2014

The Department of Plant & Microbial Biology is now accepting applications to our graduate programs in Plant Biology and Microbiology.

For detailed information about the Plant Biology Ph.D. program please visit pmb.berkeley.edu/graduate-programs

For detailed information about the Microbiology Ph.D. program, please see: pmb.berkeley.edu/ggm/program

Other important links:

  • Fall 2015 Detailed Admissions Process
  • Funding
  • ...

Lemaux Wins Grant to Expand Plant Education

Twitter and Facebook will promote public education in biotechechnology

Peggy Lemaux has been awarded a $105,700 grant from the American Society of Plant Biologists to continue and enhance an award-winning educational program that promotes understanding of biotechnology.

For more than 20 years, Lemaux and her team have developed and disseminated educational resources related to biotech in unique and interesting ways. Lemaux is an Extension Specialist in the department of Plant & Microbial Biology in the College of Natural Resources...

Lemaux Wins Grant to Expand Plant Education

Twitter and Facebook will promote public education in biotechechnology

Peggy Lemaux has been awarded a $105,700 grant from the American Society of Plant Biologists to continue and enhance an award-winning educational program that promotes understanding of biotechnology.

For more than 20 years, Lemaux and her team have developed and disseminated educational resources related to biotech in unique and interesting ways. Lemaux is an Extension Specialist in the department of Plant & Microbial Biology in the College of Natural Resources...

Two Seminars Wednesday - Patrick Keeling noon; Greg Jedd 4 pm

Tsujimoto Seminar, noon 101 Barker l Gregory Jedd, 4 pm 338 Koshland Hall

Patrick Keeling / Wednesday 9-7-11 / Noon, 101 Barker Hall / Reception to follow, 338 Koshland Hall Comparative Genomics and The Evolution of Protist Parasites. Plant and Microbial Biology seminar hosted by Robbie Calderon and Plant and Microbial Biology graduate students. Professor Keeling's research is on the molecular evolution of protists, or single celled eukaryotes. Protists comprise the vast majority of eukaryotic diversity, but we know comparatively little about their biology or evolutionary history. The Keeling Lab is using molecular methods to look at various protist...

Lemaux Elected President of Plant Society

Peggy Lemaux

Key position in 5,000-member international organization

By Karyn Houston

Cooperative Extension Specialist Peggy Lemaux has been elected President of the 5,000-member American Society of Plant Biologists, a key position that brings some attention to Department and the University of California. Lemaux, a leader in educational efforts in agriculture, food and farming methods, has been a member of the Society for 27 years and is the fifth UC Berkeley scientist to lead this professional group in its 87-year history as a plant biology-focused organization.

Lemaux will be on the forefront of providing input on important...

Lemaux Elected President of Plant Society

Key position in 5,000-member international organization

By Karyn Houston

Cooperative Extension Specialist Peggy Lemaux has been elected President of the 5,000-member American Society of Plant Biologists, a key position that brings some attention to Department and the University of California. Lemaux, a leader in educational efforts in agriculture, food and farming methods, has been a member of the Society for 27 years and is the fifth UC Berkeley scientist to lead this professional group in its 87-year history as a plant biology-focused organization.

Lemaux will be on the forefront of providing input on important...

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