User facilities are federally funded organizations that provide researchers from around the world with access to scientific tools to advance scientific or technical knowledge. Berkeley Lab is home to six such facilities and this year is hosting the annual National User Facility Organization meeting June 19 to 21. The theme is “The Future of Scientific Data: Strategies for Facilities.” The agenda features plenary talks and breakout sessions that allow attendees to interact and discuss best practices as the nation’s user science facilities become an increasingly interconnected set of discovery capabilities. More>
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A Predictive Agriculture workshop was held on Monday as part of a new UC Davis and Berkeley Lab initiative geared toward developing the transformative technologies and predictive understanding required to sustainably manage key agricultural systems. Sustainable agricultural systems are needed to meet the food, feed, and fuel demands of a growing world population under changing environmental conditions. The workshop arose from the signing of an MOU between Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi last August. More>
Last week over 160 participants from 40 institutions in North and South America and Europe met at Berkeley Lab to gauge the progress of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Collaboration. DES programs include strong and weak gravitational lensing, large-scale structure, galaxy clusters, supernovae, quasars, and others. Physics Division Director Natalie Roe kicked off the meeting Monday, and meeting organizer Alex Kim wrapped it up Friday with thanks to his crew. Based at Fermilab, DES uses the Dark Energy Camera, whose focal plane consists of Berkeley Lab CDs, on the Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.
The next workshop on Berkeley mesoscale science research will be held in the Building 50 Auditorium on Tuesday, April 23, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. This workshop will include updates from established project working groups, and an opportunity for researchers to learn more and engage with others in emerging mesoscale proposal topics. Registration is open for both participants and projects. More background on Basic Energy Science’s mesoscale report can be found here.
SynBERC, a UC Berkeley synthetic biology research organization, and Discover magazine have teamed up to explore the vast possibilities of this new type of biological engineering in a special symposium. The event will be held at Stanley Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, Monday, March 25 at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow. The keynote speaker will be Juan Enriquez, managing director in Excel Venture Management, and co-founder of Synthetic Genomics. The distinguished panelists include Berkeley Lab’s Jay Keasling and other leaders in synthetic biology from academia and industry. Send e-mail here to RSVP. Space is limited. More>
Dozens of business leaders, academics and government representatives gathered last week to discuss how the nation’s manufacturing base can get back that can-do attitude. Organized by Berkeley’s College of Engineering, Berkeley Lab materials scientist Ramamoorthy Ramesh, the Northern California Workshop for Energy Technologies took place at UC’s Richmond Field Station, which has been chosen as the site for a new joint campus of UC and Berkeley Lab, called the Richmond Bay Campus. More>
Bahram Parvin of the Life Sciences Division is the general chair of the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro. The symposium, to be held April 7-11 in San Francisco, is a peer-reviewed conference on computational imaging at multiple scales. It is a joint initiative of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. The event will cover a wide spectrum of computational techniques with applications from diagnostics to personalized therapy to mechanisms of biological processes. Other co-organizers are Berkeley Lab’s Hang Chang, Cemal Bilgin, and Ju Han. More>
The deadline for abstract submission for the Joint Genome Institute 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting is March 11. Short talks for the meeting, to be held March 26-28, will be selected from submitted abstracts to complement talks by confirmed speakers. The full agenda is available here.
There’s still time to register for the Joint Genome Institute’s 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting, starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at the Walnut Creek Marriott. Talks and posters cover various topics related bioenergy and environment research, as well as genomic technologies. Go here for the full agenda and speakers list.
The joint annual users meeting for the Molecular Foundry and National Center for Electron Microscopy is scheduled for Nov. 4-5 at the Berkeley Hilton Doubletree Inn on the Berkeley Marina. There will be eight technical workshops with nanoscience themes, plenary speakers offering their unique perspective on where nanotechnology is headed, and multiple equipment and services vendors. More>