Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

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PMB News

Rausser graduate students receive National Science Foundation awards

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Graduate students in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology receive the prestigious research fellowship.

Cracking the Secrets of the Diatom’s Shell

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Professor Kris Niyogi and Berkeley Lab research scientist Setsuko Wakao are featured in a podcast about diatom structure and genetics.

How to spot misleading science reporting

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Graduate student Hayley McCausland wrote a guide on what to look for when evaluating science news articles.

Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

PMB 30th Anniversary - Special Event Series

Upcoming Talk:

Fungi and Friends: Uncapping Ingredients for Better Living, Friday, April 23 | Noon -1:00 pm

Past Events:

Serving (Up) Science: Tools, Trust and Twitter

The Future of Food: Genetic Improvement Meets Sustainable Agriculture

Of Virulent Viruses and Reservoir Hosts



Upcoming Events

Deciphering virus entry mechanisms: from bacteriophages to giant viruses

Kristin Parent
Apr 14
12 - 1 p.m.
Remote via Zoom

Fungi and Friends

John Taylor
Tom Bruns
Iman Sylvain
Apr 23
12 - 1 p.m.
UC Berkeley Campus

Investigating the cell biology of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae

Nick Talbot
Apr 28
12 - 1 p.m.
Remote via Zoom
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Department News

Barbara Alonso
After over 25 years working in PMB, Jan. 15 was Barbara Alonso’s last day before taking a position at UCSF working with Adithya Cattamanchi on his tuberculosis project. All who knew and worked with her are thankful for all she did for the people with whom she worked! Good luck...