As shared by Jay Keasling with Biosciences staff on May 1, the 2017 Berkeley Lab Performance Review process has officially kicked off. Read his announcement here.
Berkeley Lab is rolling out a new Publications Management System to simplify management of publications across the organization, keep publication lists up-to-date, and comply with DOE’s open access policy that states the public will have access to our publications at no charge. This system will make it easier to find publications, count the number of publications for a particular group, and will eventually help us prepare publication lists for reviews and display them on web sites. Rather than typing citations manually, it searches for papers in standard databases and puts them on a list for researchers to claim or not (similar to systems like Google Scholar and Research Gate). Learn more.
The Biosciences Area has a partnership with Biotech Partners (BP), a non-profit with the mission of educating underserved youth in the Bay Area with personal, academic and professional development experiences that increase participation in higher education and access to fulfilling science careers. In 2016 the Biosciences Area provided internships to 13 high school students.
We are looking for mentors who have a strong commitment to teaching a young student. The mentor has to be physically present throughout the internship. Learn more.
The FY18 Lab-wide Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Initiative Advanced Biogenics Chemicals and Materials (formerly Beyond Petrochemicals) workshop is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, from 2-5 PM in the Building 50 Auditorium. The program will include short presentations, discussion, and a chance for networking. Researchers who are interested in this topic are encouraged to register here … Read more »
The FY18 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program, which constitutes one of the principal means to seed innovative science and new research directions, has been announced by Director Witherell and the Call for Proposals (CFP) has been released. Proposals should ideally support competencies aligned with the Laboratory and DOE’s strategic directions. They are encouraged to … Read more »