Today at Berkeley Lab

State Assembly Member Tim Grayson Visits Joint Genome Institute

Grayson (D-Concord) and his district director Naser Javaid recently visited JGI to learn about their sequencing, metabolomics, single-cell genomics, and DNA synthesis capabilities. Grayson also met with JGI Director Nigel Mouncey and heard from researchers Susannah Tringe and Trent Northen.

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UC Berkeley Hispanic Engineers & Scientists Meet Lab Staff

Berkeley Lab’s Protocol Office recently hosted the undergraduate academic group “Hispanic Engineers and Scientists of UC Berkeley.” Eleven students from the organization visited the Lab, where they met with staff members in both the science and operations areas. More>

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Congressmembers Mark DeSaulnier and Kathy Castor Visit Berkeley Lab

DeSaulnier (D-Concord, CA) sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Castor (D-Tampa, FL) sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During their visit last week, they received a briefing on the Energy Technologies Area’s Sustainable Transportation Initiative and toured the Advanced Light Source.

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Community Advisory Group Visits the Lab

Members of the Lab’s Community Advisory Group toured the Hazardous Waste Handling Facility, Wang Hall, Advanced Light Source, Old Town Demolition project, and the IGB construction site. CAG is a forum of community members for discussion about Lab initiatives and activities that impact the community.

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Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin Visits the Lab

Berkeley’s new mayor, Jesse Arreguin (center right), recently spent the morning of Jan. 20 at Berkeley Lab. Joined by his senior advisor Jacquelyn McCormick, they met with Director Mike Witherell, learned about the Lab’s instrumental energy efficiency work, and toured FLEXLAB and the Advanced Light Source.

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Advisors to Governor Jerry Brown Visit Berkeley Lab

Senior advisors to California Governor Jerry Brown recently spent the day at Berkeley Lab. They learned about many of the Lab’s cutting edge research initiatives to solve the nation’s grand challenges. Advisors from the CA Department of Finance and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s office also participated in the visit.

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California Assembly Member Richard Bloom Visits JBEI and ABPDU

Bloom — chair of the Assembly Budget Committee on Resources and Transportation — has pushed for increasing renewable energy development and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. During his visit, Bloom learned about the latest developments in bioenergy research and bioproducts production.

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Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture Visits Lab

The many potential benefits of pioneering science to agriculture was on display on Nov. 7 when Karen Ross (right), the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, visited Berkeley Lab and met with members of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area and the Biosciences Area. She also toured the Advanced Light Source. More>

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South Korean Vice Minister Choi Jaeyou Visits the Lab

The South Korean Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Choi Jaeyou, visited the Lab on Nov. 2 to explore potential collaboration opportunities. Choi met with Kathy Yelick, Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, and Robin Johnston, Deputy Chief Technology Transfer Officer with the Innovations & Partnerships Office. He also toured Wang Hall.

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Queensland Minister for State Development Visits JBEI

JBEI welcomed Queensland Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham on Sept. 29. The visit was a follow up on the discussions initiated with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in June. Minister Lynham’s portfolio includes responsibility for the Biofutures Strategy, which Premier Palaszczuk launched in June in San Francisco. More>

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