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Judith Campisi Wins Olav Thon Foundation Prize

It is the organization’s first international research award in the medical and natural sciences. Campisi was recognized for her pioneering work on the connection between aging, cancer, and the process of cellular senescence, which is linked to chronic inflammation. She shares the prize with Yosef Shiloh. More>

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Gadgil, Salmeron, Wieman Receive APS Awards

Ashok Gadgil received the Leo Sziler Lectureship Award, Miquel Salmeron received the Germer Prize in Surface Physics, and Howard Wieman (now retired) received the Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics. More>

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UC Seeks Applications for Information Technology Award

The Sautter Award program, honoring innovation in information technology, is now accepting 2015 nominations through May 15 for technology projects that advance UC’s teaching, research, health care and public service missions. More>

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NERSC Honors Third Annual HPC Achievement Award Winners

NERSC announced the winners of its third annual High Performance Computing (HPC) Achievement Awards on Feb. 24 during the annual NERSC User Group meeting. This year’s winners were from UC Santa Cruz, Caltech, and Berkeley Lab. More>

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Analytis, Ginsberg Receive Sloan Fellowships

James Analytis of the Materials Sciences Division and Naomi Ginsberg of the Physical Biosciences Division are among 126 fellows named on Feb. 23. The fellowship provides $50,000 to further the research of early-career scientists and scholars. More>

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Materials Scientist Omar Yaghi Wins Faisal Prize for Science

The 2015 King Faisal International Prize for Science was awarded to Omar Yaghi of the Materials Sciences Division for his “seminal contributions in the field of metal organic frameworks (MOFs).” Yaghi is co-director of Kavli ENSI. More>

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Life Sciences Division’s Eva Nogales Wins Protein Society Award

The Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award recognizes exceptional contributions in protein science that profoundly influence our understanding of biology. Nogales has played a central role in the development and implementation of electron crystallography and single particle electron microscopy reconstruction. More>

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Nominations Open for Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement

The awards recognize teams and individuals for significant accomplishments advancing the Lab’s mission and strategic goals. Any Lab employee may submit a nomination. Deadline is March 15. Honorees will receive a cash award and be honored at a special ceremony and reception. More>

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Bay Area Air Pollution Tracker Gets National Recognition

The White House recently recognized an innovative air pollution-tracking program led by EETD’s Ron Cohen for its contributions to President Obama’s Climate Data Initiative. Called The Berkeley Atmospheric C02 Observation Network, the project maps air pollution through data collected by CO2 sensors. More>

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Doudna, Keasling, Mathies Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, chemical engineer Jay Keasling and chemist Richard Mathies were among 170 new fellows, recognized for outstanding contributions to innovation in patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation. More>

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