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Study helps map path to improved cassava production

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:36
A new analysis of the genetic diversity of cassava will help improve strategies for breeding disease resistance and climate tolerance into the root crop, a staple and major source of calories for a billion people

The secret language of microbes

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:00
Different strains of fungus 'speak' different dialects, showing that microbial communication is more complex than once thought

Alternatives assessment frameworks

News from the GreenChemBlog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:36
A big part of implementing green chemistry in industry is the task of identifying and selecting product or process chemistries that are safer, less resource-intensive, and also functionally better than those we currently use. That involves complex judgments and comparisons with many dimensions. Figuring out how to make multifaceted comparisons to support scientifically informed judgments […]

Meet the SAGE Trainees!*Updated*

News from the GreenChemBlog - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:35
The SAGE IGERT Fellowship at BCGC supports UC Berkeley graduate students conducting research related to green chemistry and green energy. The fellowship began in 2013 and now, two years later, there are nineteen trainees and alum doing amazing green work on campus. We went out to speak to them about their research…and a few other fun […]