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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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Register for JGI’s September Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics Workshop

Registration is open for JGI’s Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics (MGM) five-day workshop, set for Sept. 17 to 21, in Walnut Creek. Details including registration fees, a sample workshop agenda, and the registration link are here.

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Lab’s Alivisatos, Alvarez to Address Symposium Honoring Steven Chu

Former Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and Laboratory Chief Information Officer Rosio Alvarez are among those scheduled to speak at a symposium celebrating Steven Chu’s 70th birthday. A Nobel Prize winner, Chu formerly served as Berkeley Lab director and U.S. Secretary of Energy. The event takes place Saturday, May 19, at Stanford University. More>

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June 1 Early Registration Deadline for Lake Arrowhead Genomics Meeting

The Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomics conference takes place Sept. 16 to 20 in Southern California. Neslihan Tas, a DOE Early Career Research Award recipient and Earth and Environmental Sciences Area researcher, and Joint Genome Institute scientist Tanja Woyke are among the confirmed speakers. More>

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Register for JGI’s IMG Workshop at ASM Microbe 2018

At ASM Microbe 2018, the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will conduct a June 7 workshop on “Mining Microbial and Viral Genomes and Metagenomes for Biotechnological Applications using IMG.” Go here to register for the workshop. Also featured at the conference is a joint JGI and KBase booth (#1311).

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Millennial Nuclear Caucus to Be Held April 20 in San Diego

The caucus brings together the next generation of leaders in nuclear innovation to discuss the path forward for the nuclear industry and the role innovative technology will play. In addition to talks and presentation, this free event includes a tour of General Atomics and a networking reception sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council. More>

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Campus Hosts May 4 Plant Genome Engineering Symposium

UC Berkeley is hosting the 2018 Plant Genome Engineering Symposium on May 4 to highlight recent advances made in the field of plant genetic engineering. The event is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer and the Innovative Genomics Institute. Go here for more information and to register.

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Lab’s Mexico Energy Initiative Convenes Summit on Air Conditioning Research

Stakeholders in government, business, and academia recently met to identify solutions to Mexico’s growing space cooling (air conditioning) energy demand. The “Summit on Space Cooling Research Needs and Opportunities in Mexico” was convened by the Berkeley Lab Mexico Energy Initiative and USAID, in partnership with Mexico. More>

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Campus Hosts May 11 TechCrunch Conference on Robotics

This one-day event features West Coast experts at the crossroads of startups and breakthrough robotics technologies like AI, machine learning, and bio-inspired robotics. Register by April 13 and save 10 percent on tickets when using the promo code “LBL.” More>

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April 6 ‘Earth Action’ Conference at UC Berkeley

Berkeley Lab researchers are invited to join the inaugural Earth Action Initiative Conference, a community driven and collaborative approach to addressing climate change. The gathering takes place April 6 at UC Berkeley and features workshops, an art show, and refreshments. More>

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