The Dec. 8 U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee hearing looked at “The Future of Biotechnology: Solutions for Energy, Agriculture and Manufacturing.” Witnesses, including Biosciences Principal Deputy Mary Maxon, provided an overview of new and emerging technologies, their current and potential applications, and the role of the federal government in funding and regulation. This is a Subcommittee of the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology, which is chaired by Lamar Smith (R- Texas). Watch the testimony in the Subcommittee archives.
Jennifer Doudna, faculty biochemist in Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging, and her work on the CRISPR/Cas 9 gene editing system, have been highlighted recently in both The New Yorker Magazine and on CBS This Morning. The coverage discusses the benefits and perils of this technology, which is the topic of an international meeting being held currently at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
Distinguished Scientist Mina Bissell of the Biological Systems & Engineering Division accepted the 2015 Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award last month at the 58th Annual Symposium on Fundamental Cancer Research. The award is conferred annually on a physician or scientist who has made distinguished contributions to cancer research. Established in 1950 in honor of the first acting director of MD Anderson and first president of the Texas Medical Center, it is the oldest award conferred by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The Berkeley Lab Director’s Office has announced the recipients of the 2015 Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement. Awardees included three women-researchers from the Biological Systems & Engineering Division: Eleanor Blakely, Sarah Richardson, and Corinne Scown.More »
Ken Downing of the Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division is a recipient of the 2015 Berkeley Lab Prize − Lifetime Achievement Award for his scientific advances and leadership in making Berkeley Lab among the world’s forefront centers for electron microscopy. Downing, who received the award together with Uli Dahmen and Peter Denes, has been … Read more »More »