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Poster Abstract Deadline Approaching for JGI July Secondary Metabolite Meeting

Poster abstract submissions for the JGI’s Microbial and Plant Systems Modulated by Secondary Metabolite Meeting are due June 30. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with a code to plug into the form in order to submit an abstract. Keynote speakers are Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Director Jo Handelsman and Oak Ridge National Lab Corporate Fellow Jerry Tuskan. More>

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Energy Secretary Perry Lauds California’s National Labs During China Trip

The Bay Area Council recently went to China for a global conference on climate change. The delegation, which included the Lab’s Jay Keasling and Alecia Ward, met with Rick Perry to discuss the important role of California’s national labs, including Berkeley Lab and Lawrence Livermore Lab, in advancing clean energy technology. Perry called California’s labs “crown jewels.” More>

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Networking, Collaboration at Recent Forum on China and the Environment

Over 100 scholars from more than 50 different universities and institutions recently gathered at UC Berkeley for the fourth annual Chinese Environmental Scholars Forum, an event supported by the Lab’s Environmental & Earth Sciences Area (EESA) and the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center for Water Energy Technologies. More>

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Lab Researchers Share Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Making fuel from sunlight, increasing the resiliency of urban waterfronts, and developing low-cost batteries for energy storage are among the efforts by UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab researchers to create solutions for energy efficiency, sustainability, and the environment. Those three endeavors were just a few of the projects presented earlier this month at the Cal Future Forum. More>

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Register for Joint Genome Institute’s July Secondary Metabolites Meeting

Wisconsin Institute of Discovery Director Jo Handelsman and Oak Ridge National Lab distinguished scientist Jerry Tuskan will keynote the JGI’s Microbial and Plant Systems Modulated by Secondary Metabolites Meeting. The meeting brings together investigators interested in the role of secondary metabolites in plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions. More>

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Campus Hosts June 14 Symposium on Oxygenic Photosynthesis

A panel of speakers — including Junko Yano of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis — will look at the environmental implications of carbon fixation, policy measures for mitigating the effects of carbon emissions, and engineering approaches to using photosynthesis for climate remediation. More>

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National Microbiome Data Collaborative Town Hall at ASM Microbe Meeting

Attending the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting in New Orleans? Don’t miss the June 3 town hall for microbiologists interested in the establishment of a National Microbiome Data Collaborative as a central reference point for the community of microbiome scientists in health, agriculture, environment, and earth sciences. More>

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JGI Workshop at the July Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIMB) Meeting

Joint Genome Institute researchers will hold a workshop, “Mining Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes for Biotechnology,” at the SIMB meeting in Denver, Colo. on July 30. The hands-on workshop will provide instruction on using the Integrated Microbial Genomes suite of tools for comparative analysis of isolated genomes and metagenomes. More>

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MSD Hosts Workshop on ‘New Scientific Directions With Ultrafast Electrons’

A range of topics was covered at the May 5 event, from femtosecond electron diffraction from molecules in the gas phase and 2D condensed matter, to imaging high-velocity acoustic phonons and materials transformations with ultrafast electron microscopy. The Lab is focused on developing tools that significantly augment existing core materials and chemical sciences programs. More>

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Lab Researchers to Speak at UC Berkeley’s Cal Future Forum

The May 12 forum will explore responses to the global impacts of human activity. Speakers will provide a synopsis of the state of the planet, the challenges faced, and solutions being developed. Lab participants include David Ackerly, Bill Collins, Inez Fung, Ashok Gadgil, Mary Ann Piette, and Ravi Prasher. More>

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