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Lab Scientists Present Talks at AAAS Annual Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold its annual meeting Feb. 15 to 19 in Austin, Texas. Among the topics Lab researchers will discuss are a new model for science innovation, developments in advanced bioenergy, and the search for dark matter. Speakers include Susannah Tringe, Ilan Gur, Joel Moore, Kathryn Zurk, Mary Maxon, and Blake Simmons. More>

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Feb. 27 Women’s Panel on Transitioning from Academia to the Biotech Industry

The Women Entrepreneurs of Berkeley will host a panel discussion about transitioning from academia to the biotech industry on Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Panelists include the Lab’s Jill Fuss of CinderBio, Rachel Haurwitz of Caribou Biosciences, and Sarah McWhirter of the STING Program at Aduro. Registration required. More>

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UC Berkeley Hosts Energy Summit Feb. 22-23

Industry leaders, researchers, and government officials will meet for the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative’s annual Energy Summit Feb. 22-23. The gathering is the largest student-run energy conference in the western U.S. This year’s theme is “Bridging Divides and Building a New Energy Paradigm.” Lab postdocs and students are eligible for discounted tickets. More>

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Registration for JGI User Meeting Extended to Feb. 12

The meeting takes place March 13-16 in San Francisco. The deadline for registration has been extended to Feb. 12, or until capacity is reached. Poster abstracts are no longer being accepted. There’s still space available for these workshops.

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Register for the JGI Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics Workshop

Registration is open for the Joint Genome Institute’s Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics Workshop, Feb. 26 to March 2. The workshop includes seminars and extensive hands-on tutorials on using the Integrated Microbial Genomes family of systems for comparative analysis of isolate genomes and metagenomes. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 26. More>

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Jan. 12 Symposium on Fundamental Physics in Memory of Sidney Drell

This symposium, which takes place at SLAC, will review the current state of issues in fundamental physics that the late Sidney Drell initiated and developed during his career and explore his broader influence on the physics community. The symposium is free but registration is requested. A reception will follow the science program. More>

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Lab Co-Hosts Workshop on California Water Data

Experts in water resource management and policy gathered on Nov. 29 to discuss the need for open and transparent water data in California. Nearly 100 people attended the workshop, hosted by the Lab’s Earth & Environmental Sciences Area working with UC Water, the California Council on Science and Technology, and the Department of Water Resources for California. More>

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Physics Hosts Cosmic Visions Dark Energy Workshop

Nearly 100 scientists gathered at Berkeley Lab for a two-day workshop (Nov. 14-15) to plan future directions in dark energy research. The goal of the workshop, hosted by the Physics Division, was to identify and develop ideas for small-scale activities that could enhance the dark energy science of the DESI and LSST projects, which will begin operations in the next few years.

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SC 17 Report: Lab’s Soledad Toledano Gets Up to Speed on Networking

When Soledad Toledano of the IT Division’s computer security team learned that she would be attending the SC17 conference under the WINS program (Women in IT Networking at SC), she hoped to learn more about networking. Within a week she’s been immersed in bits, taps, and black hole IPs. More>

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Register for JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

Early registration rates end Dec. 2 for the Joint Genome Institute’s 2018 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting, March 13-16 in San Francisco. In parallel with the meeting and workshops, JGI will also host the first ever Viral EcoGenomics and Applications (VEGA) Symposium. Go here for more information, including keynote addresses and confirmed speakers.

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