Harnessing Nature’s Machinery

Postdoctoral scholar Briana Van Treeck examines how scientists are exploiting the unique abilities of an enzyme to increase throughput and decrease bias in RNA sequencing.

Bakar BioEnginuity Hub: Berkeley’s bold new home for innovation, entrepreneurship

At the University of California, Berkeley, the next generation of emerging scholars and entrepreneurs will work to confront society’s greatest problems in the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub (BBH), a new campus initiative that aims to launch the world-changing startups of today, while cultivating the innovative leaders of tomorrow.

An interview with Professional in Residence Rachel Bernstein: Shining a light on science communities

Rachel Bernstein, PhD, is a the editor of Science Careers. Bernstein is joining the QB3-Berkeley Professionals in Residence (PIR) program on May 6 and May 13. Graduate students and postdocs may register for Bernstein’s PIR visit here. Bernstein spoke with graduate student Kaydren Orcutt about her journey from science writing to writing about the scientific community, and how her experiences at UC Berkeley helped shape her career.

New process makes ‘biodegradable’ plastics truly compostable

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have now invented a way to make these compostable plastics break down more easily, with just heat and water, within a few weeks, solving a problem that has flummoxed the plastics industry and environmentalists.

Applications open for QB3-Berkeley’s science writing workshop

Applications are now open for QB3-Berkeley’s graduate student and postdoc science writing workshop, Science Writing for the Public: Share Your Research and Connect with Audiences. This three-part workshop will give participants training in writing science communications for a general audience.