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Submit Poster Abstracts for Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

Poster abstracts for the Joint Genome Institute’s 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting are being accepted until March 9. Meeting registration is required in order to submit an abstract. The event is scheduled for March 24-26. More>

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Lab Speakers, Booth, Family Science Featured at AAAS Meeting

The meeting takes place in the San Jose Convention Center Feb. 13-15. Visitors can check out the Lab’s research highlights at booth #406 (registration required). The Lab’s Workforce Development & Education Office will be on hand for Family Science Days, a free event on Feb. 14 and 15. Go here to view some of the Lab scientists scheduled to present talks.

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Volunteers Needed at AAAS Family Science Days Feb. 14-15

Help to lead hands-on microscope and diffraction grating activities in the Lab’s booth, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the San Jose Convention Center. Three hour shifts are sough. Mileage and parking will be covered by the Lab. No experience necessary. Family members are encouraged to attend. Go here to register.

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Feb. 13 Symposium on the ‘Flame Retardant Dilemma’

A one-day symposium centered on the use of toxic and potentially toxic chemical flame retardants will be held in 150 University Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Speakers include academia, government, and industry and include both science and policy issues regarding chemical class. The event is sponsored by the Green Science Policy Institute. More>

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Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute Holds Inaugural Symposium

Nearly 200 grad students, postdocs, and researchers attended the gathering last Thursday and Friday. Speakers discussed topics that ranged from tools used in making and measuring nanotechnology to nanoscale experiments with bacteria. More>

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Lab Hosts Kavli Symposium on Jan. 15 and 16

This inaugural gathering by the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute brings together noted researchers to explore the basic science of how to capture and channel energy on the molecular or nano-scale. Go here to read a roundtable discussion among Kavli researchers, including Director Alivisatos.

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JGI Hosts Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

Register now for the meeting, set for March 24-26 in Walnut Creek. Topics include microbial, fungal, and plant genomics, genome editing, HP computing applications, synthetic biology, and societal impact of technological advances. Go here to see the current roster of speakers, check out featured workshops, and register.

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Spaces Available for February MGM Workshop at JGI

The five-day workshop on Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics (MGM) takes place Feb. 9-13. The workshop includes seminars and extensive hands-on tutorials on how to use the IMG family of systems for comparative analysis of isolate genomes and metagenomes. Space is limited, so register now.

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UC Hosts Food Summit Jan. 16 to 18

Join a convergence of students, staff, faculty, and community leaders at large to bridge the conversation of food access, security, and justice within California Colleges and local community environments. More>

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Lab Presence at Annual American Geophysical Union Conference

Lab scientists will speak on multiple research areas during the meeting, including climate-modeling challenges, projects on Arctic permafrost, increased lightning strikes, and subsurface fractures. The Earth Sciences Division is also hosting ‘Meet A Scientist’ sessions. The conference ends Dec. 19.

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