The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM), the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s flagship outreach program, concluded last week with a celebration which included a students’ presentation and a poster presentation by the teachers who assisted the program. Photos of the celebration are available online. Check out also the Twitter campaign in which the students shared highlights of their summer experience at JBEI.
Several Biosciences Area personnel are among the 2018 Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards honorees. This annual program recognizes outstanding contributions by employees to all facets of Lab activities. A complete list of winners can be found here. Details on the awards ceremony will be posted in TABL.More »
This summer the Biosciences Area has hosted student interns ranging from high school- through graduate school-level. They came to our laboratories through a number of programs dedicated to training the next generation of scientists. Some of our interns took time from their busy summer to share with us highlights of their experiences in the Biosciences Area.More »
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has selected Eva Nogales, a senior faculty scientist in Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator and professor at UC Berkeley, as this year’s recipient of the Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award. The award recognizes an outstanding scientist with a record of active leadership in mentoring both women and men in scientific careers. Nogales will be honored at the ASCB Annual Meeting in December 2018. Nogales was also elected by ASCB members to serve on the society’s executive committee as president-elect in 2019, president in 2020, and past president in 2021.
Biosciences researchers have developed a novel nanoscale membrane embedded with molecular wires that simultaneously chemically isolates, yet electrochemically couples, a microbial and an inorganic catalyst on the shortest possible length scale. This new modular architecture, described in a paper recently published in Nature Communications, opens up a large design space for building scalable biohybrid electrochemical systems for a variety of applications.More »