Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is following California’s shelter-in-place order and has reduced onsite staffing levels.

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Berkeley Lab bioscientists are part of a nationwide research project, called ENCODE, that has generated a detailed atlas of the molecular elements that regulate our genes. This enormous resource will help all human biology research moving forward.
Scientists at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) have gained important new insight into how the performance of a promising semiconducting thin film can be optimized at the nanoscale for renewable energy technologies such as solar fuels.
Microbiomes are integral to all life, from human health and food security to ecosystem processes and global nutrient cycling. Collaborative research – performed by scientists spanning the vast biological and bioinformatics fields – is key to developing a predictive understanding of microbiome function.
Kristin Persson, a senior faculty scientist in the Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division within the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab and director of the Materials Project, has been named director of the Molecular Foundry. Her appointment is effective August 15, 2020.
Among the critical metals that rest deep in the Salton Sea is lithium. Finding a way to unlock this resource could power the state’s green economy for years to come. Now the race is on to develop technology that can efficiently extract lithium from the brine produced by the geothermal plants near the Salton Sea.
In these videos, Berkeley Lab scientists discuss five of the latest projects — including research on fluorescent sensors, probiotic vaccines, virus proteins, the virus-bacterial cell network, and scaling up testing of treatments — that aim to help address some of the many scientific challenges posed by the pandemic.
DOE has awarded $60 million to a new solar fuels initiative – called the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) – led by Caltech in close partnership with Berkeley Lab. LiSA will build on the foundational work of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
A new study, led by a team of researchers including Berkeley Lab’s Josh McFayden, dives into a decades-old discrepancy in measurements relating to a Standard Model of particle physics pillar known as “lepton flavor universality,” and provides strong evidence to resolve it.
X-ray experiments at Berkeley Lab played a key role in resolving the origin of rare, odd meteorites that have puzzled scientists since their discovery a half-century ago. Known as type IIE iron meteorites, they appear to have originated from a parent body whose composition, unlike other meteorite types, featured both fully melted and unmelted parts.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, have developed a new battery material that could enable long-range electric vehicles that can drive for hundreds of miles on a single charge, and eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft.