Science Communication

Senior Scientist Setsuko Wakao and Kris Niyogi were interviewed by Alison Takemura on Genome Insider S2 Episode 2: Cracking the Secrets of the Diatom’s Shell.

Ph.D. student Nina Maryn provided insight into the NSF-GRFP process in a NSF-GRFP panel hosted by the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley.

Kris Niyogi presented the lab’s research on Understanding Photosynthesis to Improve Crop Production to the Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Kris was interviewed for a NOVA ScienceNOW episode on algae fuel.

Ph.D. student Nina Maryn was a guest speaker at Grounds for Science giving her talk on “Why Don’t Plants Get Sunburns?”

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Research Conferences

2023 Western Photosynthesis Conference hosted in Bodega Bay

Thank you to Setsuko Wakao and Patrick Shih for hosting another great Western Photosynthesis Conference at UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory.

2023 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit

Postdoctoral Scholar Jernej Turnsek gave a talk “Multiplex Genome Editing in Diatoms for Sustainable Production of Designer Mesoporous Silica” as part of the “Symposium SB01: Fundamentals and Applications of Engineered Living Materials”

2022 Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) Conference

Armen Kelikian, Anna Leipertz, Dhruv Patel-Tupper, and Kris Niyogi attended the 2022 RIPE annual meeting held in Champaign, Illinois. If you’re interested in learning more about the RIPE project click here.

2022 Plant Genome Editing Symposium

Postdoctoral Scholar Jernej Turnsek presented his research on “Mutiplex Genome Editing with tRNA-gRNA Arrays in the Model Marine Diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana“. If you’re interested in his talk, click the following link UC Berkeley Plant Genome Editing Symposium 2022.

2022 Plant Genome Editing Symposium

Technicians Armen Kelikian and Anna Leipertz mentored by Graduate Student Dhruv Patel presented their research on rice PsbS during UC Berkeley’s PGES 2022 Symposium.

2022 UC Berkeley Undergraduate Summer poster session

Sophie Ma and Ashley Chu presented their summer research on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii psbp3 suppressor mutants and Chromochloris zofingiensis transformation.

2022 International Photosynthesis conference

Ph.D. students Thien Crisanto, Gabriella Benko, and Nina Maryn attended the International Photosynthesis Conference in New Zealand with Audrey Short and Collin Steen from the Fleming lab.

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Upcoming Seminars

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