Winners of ACS National Awards for 2020 were finally recognized in a virtual event on Friday, April 9th, 2021 which featured the Priestley Medal address by MIT Professor JoAnne Stubbe. The California Section can take special pride in this award, as Professor Stubbe earned her PhD at UC Berkeley in 1971. Three other current UC…

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Join us on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. 5:00 to 6:00 PM (PDT) to network with various professionals in the biotech industry! Online Zoom Event- link will be sent the day of the event. Please register HERE. Event will consist of short introductions from our participants, followed by 2 breakout sessions

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Resilience - Dr Barbara Smith

March 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm PT In Collaboration With AWIS EB – register HERE In this career development conversation with Dr. Barbara Smith, we will discuss “Resilience”. Come prepared by watching this 3 min video below. We have all tested and grown our resilience over the last year. Let’s reflect on…

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Chemisty of Plants by Margareta Séquin

Friday, March 19th, 11 AM PT Register HERE Sponsor:  UC Botanical Garden Plant scents from flowers, fruits, leaves, or tree barks are composed of complex mixtures of volatile organic compounds. People have used these fragrant mixtures since ancient times to produce lotions, oils and perfumes. While contemporary perfumes and other scented products consist, to a large…

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Christopher Olivares, PhD - Postdoctoral Scholar - UC Berkeley

TODAY – Tuesday March 9th – 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Online Zoom Event Christopher Olivares, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley Register HERE Microbes are fantastic chemists that can alter the fate of contaminants, but co-occurring contaminants can inhibit or stimulate microbial processes. In this talk we will look at case studies with per-…

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Mitra Kasanchi

Monday, March 8th, 2021 – 5 PM (ACS California & AWIS East Bay Joint Virtual Event) This Year’s Theme: #ChooseToChallege A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality.…

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Candice Bridge - Associate Professor of Chemistry - University of Central Florida and the National Center for Forensic Science

Tuesday, March 2nd, 5 PM PST Dr. Candice Bridge, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida and the National Center for Forensic Science There’s still time to register for this Zoom event. Sexual assaults are an unfortunate reality in modern society, which includes situations in which the assailant is known or unknown.…

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Prof. Louise Berben – Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 – 6 to 7 PM PST Register HERE – Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event. Abstract: Small molecule transformations, such as CO2 or N2 reduction, in biology and solar fuels chemistry require multi-electron and multi-proton reaction sequences. The goal of synthetically realizing…

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