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Register for JGI’s New Lineages of Life (NeLLi) Workshop

The Joint Genome Institute’s NeLLi workshop—which takes place April 5-6 in Walnut Creek—will focus on experimental innovations, computational advances, and other technological developments that will enable researchers to move from identification of microbial novelty to assigning metabolic and functional capabilities. More>

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Events and Meals Policy Updated

The Lab’s policies for attending and hosting events, and working meals, have been updated into one comprehensive policy. Employees involved with event activities at the Lab or offsite are responsible for complying with the Events and Meals policy. Go here for more information. Contact Conference Services for additional details.

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Register for JGI’s Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

The event takes place March 20-23 in Walnut Creek. The plenary session begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, with the first keynote address followed by the first of two poster sessions. Those who register by Jan. 20 save $50. Workshops will run all day Monday, March 20, and Tuesday, March 21, with separate registration required. More>

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Register for JGI’s Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics Workshop in February

The workshop on Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics, set for Feb. 27 to March 3, will include seminars and extensive hands-on tutorials on how to use the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) family of systems for comparative analysis of isolate genomes and metagenomes. Cost is $425 for the five-day course. Go here to register and for more information.

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EESA Researchers Participate in Twitter Q&A at AGU Conference

Ken Williams and Eoin Brodie of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area sat down to chat with our Twitter followers about the implications of early snowmelt on mountain ecosystems at this year’s EESA booth at the American Geophysics Union meeting in San Francisco. Follow their conversation here.

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Lab Researchers at American Geophysical Union Conference This Week

Berkeley Lab scientists will present at the AGU Fall Meeting on a number of topics including climate modeling challenges, projects on Arctic permafrost, induced seismicity, cloud physics, Amazon forests, hydraulic fracturing, melting ice sheets, cool roofs, and more. EESA is hosting a “Meet the Scientists” booth (#705). More>

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Lab Hosts U.S. LHC Users Association Meeting

The annual meeting of the U.S. Large Hadron Collider Users Association was held Nov. 2-4 and included researchers who support particle physics experiments carried out at CERN in Switzerland. Dozens of presentations were featured, and a group of young researchers was selected to join members of the high-energy physics community for an annual visit to Capitol Hill. More>

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Sarah Richardson Gives Keynote at South by Southwest (SXSW) Eco Conference

Richardson, a former postdoc at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, presented a talk on the realities and promise of synthetic biology and gene editing. The conference celebrates the power of design, technology, and business to drive global change. Watch>

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Lab Scientists Featured at Recent ‘Uncharted’ Conference

Postdocs Sinead Griffin (Materials Sciences) and Ruimin Qiao (Advanced Light Source) represented the Lab at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas. Griffen discussed exploring science from high-energy physics to condensed matter, while Qiao talked about researching materials for energy applications. The event features on-stage conversations, music, dance, and workshops.

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Lab Hosts Workshop Focused on Electron Microscopy

The “Future of Electron Microscopy” gathering, held Oct. 11, showcased the breadth and depth of electron microscopy at the Lab, recent advances in imaging a range of materials and biological samples, and chronicled the Lab’s pioneering history in pushing the state-of the art in atomic resolution electron microscopy. More>

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