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  • Steven Brenner selected as an ISCB Fellow

    Steven Brenner selected as an ISCB Fellow

    The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Fellows program was created to honor members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to
    the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. Steven Brenner, a Professor in Plant and Microbial Biology and Chair of the Computational Biology Graduate Group, was one of thirteen nominees elected as this year’s newest [...]

  • Three UC Berkeley scientists elected to the National Academy of Inventors

    Three UC Berkeley scientists elected to the National Academy of Inventors

    The National Academy of Inventors has elected three UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks in honor of their innovation and creativity leading to patented inventions that have made a tangible impact on society: Jasper Rine, a professor of molecular and cell biology, Chenming Hu, a professor in the graduate school of electrical engineering and [...]

  • Acorn worm genome reveals gill origins of human pharynx

    Acorn worm genome reveals gill origins of human pharynx

    A particularly interesting cluster is a group of six ordered genes that are all implicated in the development of the pharynx and gill slits in both acorn worms and vertebrates. Pharyngeal gill slits – found at least primitively in all deuterostomes – are thought to be an evolutionary innovation that defines the group as a [...]

  • UC awards catalyze interdisciplinary research on Berkeley campus

    UC awards catalyze interdisciplinary research on Berkeley campus

    The four 2016 awards, totaling over $4.8 million, focus on protecting biodiversity. enhancing agricultural resilience in times of drought and preserving cultural heritage sites in the Middle East, as well as the detection of dark matter. Conservation Genomics Network, involves UC Berkeley’s Rasmus Nielsen as co-principal investigator and Michael Nachman. Read More