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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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IT’s Julie Petersen Attends Networking Conference with ESnet’s Support

To help boost the role of women in the networking community, ESnet is supporting two women attending the Oct. 27-312014 Technology Exchange conference. Julie Petersen of Berkeley Lab’s IT Division was one of the two women selected by ESnet, along with Arzu Gosney of PNNL. More>

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Lab Volunteers Energize Grace Hopper Computing Conference

Women from the Lab’s Computing Sciences area delivered talks, volunteered as mentors, and helped organize the conference, a celebration of women in computing. The event, billed as the “world’s largest gathering of women technologists, was held earlier this month. More>

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Jay Keasling to Give Keynote at Campus Synthetic Biology Conference

The gathering, sponsored by the University of Copenhagen, takes place Nov. 10-12 and focuses on “Optimal Production of High-Value Compounds.” In addition to Keasling, JBEI’s Dominique Loque will also speak at the event. More>

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Director Alivisatos Plays Key Role in White House BRAIN Conference

Alivisatos moderated two of the conference’s three panels, focusing on the critical technologies and tools that the community will need to develop in order to meet the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. More>

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