The vision of the Life Sciences Division is to advance basic knowledge, and the health of humans and the biosphere, by elucidating the 4-Dimensional dynamics of complex biological systems -- ranging from molecules to microbes to humans.
Comparing Proteins at a Glance
A revolutionary X-ray technique enables researchers to identify, at a glance, structural similarities and differences between multiple proteins under a variety of conditions. The technique has already been used to gain valuable insight into a prime protein target for cancer chemotherapy. More »
Reading the Human Genome
Berkeley Lab researchers led by Eva Nogales used a combination of cryo-electron microscopy and reconstituted versions of the protein machinery that transcribes genetic information from DNA to RNA to produce the first step-by-step visualization of how this machinery is able to read the human genome one gene at a time. More »
Bold Move Forward in Molecular Analyses
Lab researchers have made a dramatic leap forward in the ability of scientists to study the structural states of macromolecules such as proteins and nanoparticles in solution. Using a new set of metrics for analyzing data, they have reduced the time required to collect data by up to 20 times. More »
Life Sciences Division Seminar Series
Tuesdays at 4 PM at 717 Potter Street, room 141
June 4: Susan Gasser of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland, speaks on "Sequestering Heterochromatin Through Development: Roles for Histone Methylation." Host: Priscilla Cooper and Janice Pluth
June 11: Oliver Rando, of the University of Massachusetts, speaks on "Epigenetic Inheritance from Yeast to Mouse." Host: Early Career Scientists Society
The series will resume in September.
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