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Aug. 17 Aging Research and Technology Conference at UC Berkeley

The Center for Research and Education in Aging, which includes Berkeley Lab researchers, will host an Aug. 17 conference that will focus on aging research, technology, and investment prospects, and explore the pipeline that is being developed to support rejuvenation biotechnology. Go here for more information and to register.

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Registration Open for August 15-16 Molecular Foundry Annual User Meeting

Registration and poster abstract submission are open for the Molecular Foundry User Meeting on August 15-16. Events include keynote addresses from Carolyn Bertozzi (Stanford University) and David Awschalom (University of Chicago), a poster session, and symposia on topics including quantum information science, rational design of photo-electromechanical energy materials, multimodal in situ characterization and others. More>

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Mortimer Participates at AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy

Jenny Mortimer (Biosciences Area) participated in a recent AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy panel on “Science Competitiveness in Relation to Public Support for Science.” Panelists discussed how the scientific community must work to maintain societal relevance and build trust. Mortimer presented a code of ethics for scientists recently developed by the World Economic Forum’s Young Scientists community. More>

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Lab Experts Help Coordinate ISC18, World’s First, Largest Computing Conference

Researchers from the Computing Sciences Area are presenting talks, research, and panels at the ISC18 conference this week. Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon is this year’s program chair, and John Shalf (CRD) is the workshops chair. In addition, Simon and Erich Strohmeier (CRD) presented the TOP500 list, which ranks and details the 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world. More>

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Charu Varadharajan to Speak at Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge Tomorrow

Charuleka Varadharajan — a research scientist in the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area whose research uses data to inform sustainable water resource management  — will speak on the plenary panel for the launch of the California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge this Tuesday, June 26, at 9:30 a.m. at the Google Community Space in San Francisco. Register to attend here.

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Register for the JGI’s Next Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics Workshop

Register now for the JGI’s September 17-21 MGM Workshop in Walnut Creek. The hands-on workshop is designed to familiarize users with the Integrated Microbial Genomes & Microbiomes (IMG/M) suite of tools. The agenda also includes brief overviews of sequencing, assembly, metadata curation, annotation, annotation, as well as some presentations from JGI’s portfolio of products beyond sequencing. More>

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Foundry’s Paul Ashby to Speak at 34th Annual MPI Workshop Next Week

Paul Ashby of the Molecular Foundry will lead a workshop on developing image processing algorithms for an atomic force microscopy scanner at the 2018 Mathematical Problems in Industry Workshop to be held June 25-29 at the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences. The annual workshop attracts leading applied mathematicians, scientists, and researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories. More>

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Cyclotron Road to Give TED-Style Talks at Silicon Valley Energy Summit

This Thursday, June 21, Cyclotron Road fellows Colin Bailie, Andrew Hsieh, Jess Morrison, Sarah Richardson, Vince Romanin, and Jared Schwede will share their visions of our energy future in short, TED-style talks at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit, hosted by Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. Go here to see the full agenda or to register.

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Status of DESI Project Discussed at Collaboration Meeting in Arizona

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) researchers are gathered in Arizona to discuss the status of the project, which will capture light from millions of galaxies and take precise measurements of the universe’s expansion rate. Berkeley Lab is a DESI collaborator. Research will be conducted at the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak Observatory in Tucson, AZ (pictured).

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UC and Livermore Lab Host Data Science Workshop August 7-8

The workshop will feature talks, discussions, and networking opportunities. Abstracts are being accepted for research on such topics as climate and energy security, predictive biology, space situational awareness, complex computer simulations with theoretical underpinnings, non-proliferation, advanced manufacturing, and materials science. More>

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