News & Events

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Our seminars

Bunnett Symposium
The Bunnett lecture series is hosted annually by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in honor of Professor Emeritus Joseph Bunnett. Established in 2001, the symposium which is held on the first Friday in May, features a formal lecture that has been presented by some of the most eminent scholars in the field of chemistry.

Bunnett Symposium 2023
Bunnett Symposium 2022

Fink Symposium
This biennial event was established in 2010 to honor and celebrate Professor Tony Fink’s exceptionally distinguished career in Biomedical Chemistry.
Fall Conference
The Department Fall Conference held annually is attended by faculty, researchers, postdocs, and grad students. This is a day long event which includes a key note speaker, scientific talks from each lab group, and a poster session.

Fall Conference 2023

Phil Crews Symposium: Powered by Chemistry, Strengthened by Diversity
The Crews symposium is a biennial symposium that celebrates diverse voices in chemical research, and recognizes their excellence in scientific discovery. In addition, a Crews fellowship will be presented to an outstanding undergraduate student to help them further their career in chemical research.

Crews Symposium 2023
Crews Symposium 2021

Kenny Ikei Memorial Seminar
The Ikei seminar focuses on graduate student health and happiness. Prior to the seminar, the students celebrate with a Halloween costume contest and then participate in a diverse array of seminar topics to help with mental health and career goals.
CH291 Seminar Series
Weekly research seminars held during the academic year. Invited speakers are widely recognized experts in their respective fields whose research programs have broad appeal to scientists working within and across chemical and biological subdisciplines.

Latest News

Chemists use peptides from Alzheimer’s and Type II diabetes to describe five new rippled beta-sheets

Scientists from the University of California, Santa Cruz, synthesized peptides from proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and Type II Diabetes and described five new rippled beta-sheet structures.

In Memoriam: Frank Andrews, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

With enormous gratitude, we celebrate the life of UC Santa Cruz Professor Emeritus Frank Andrews, who died of cancer on January 31, 2024, at age 91.

Logo which reads: 2023 National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 18-22

National Postdoc Appreciation Week: Featuring Priya Crosby and Will DeRocco

National Postdoc Appreciation Week, organized by the National Postdoc Association (NPA) since 2009, takes place this year from September 18-22. The celebration aims to acknowledge the substantial impact postdoctoral scholars have on research and discovery.

David Haussler, distinguished professor of biomolecular engineering and scientific director of the Genomics Institute, is one of the recipients of the new Innovation Catalyst Grant program.

Innovation Catalyst Grants help early-stage innovators with resources, training, and financial support

Two UC Santa Cruz research teams that can make impactful advancements in drug discovery and human health outcomes have been chosen as recipients of the university’s inaugural Innovation Catalyst Grants program. These new grants, administered by the Innovation & Business Engagement Hub, are designed to support and propel early-stage technology innovations developed by UCSC researchers.

Phillip Crews Symposium 2023

  Parking Permits are available for purchase on the second floor of the Core West Parking Structure for $5 from 4:30pm-6:00pm.  Cash and cards are accepted, no Amex. To donate to the Phillip Crews Symposium: Powered by Chemistry, Strengthened by Diversity fund, please follow this link.    

Phil Crews Symposium 2021

Please join us as we recognize and honor our distinguished research professor of chemistry at the inaugural Phillip Crews Symposium: Powered by Chemistry, Strengthened by Diversity Chemists Daniel Romo, Laura Sanchez, Patrick Still, and Alegra Eroy‑Reveles will relate their many challenges and successes in becoming the scientists they are today Friday, October 8, 2021 5–7 p.m. symposium presentations Jack Baskin […]

Annual Chemistry Fall Conference 2023

Skin is the body’s largest organ. It is responsible for the transduction of a vast amount of information. This conformable, stretchable, self-healable and biodegradable material simultaneously collects signals from external stimuli that translate into information such as pressure, pain, and temperature. The development of electronic materials, inspired by the complexity of this organ is a […]

Timothy Johnstone

Chemist Timothy Johnstone wins funding from Beckman Young Investigator Program

Project will explore new chemical bonding motifs with novel reactivity to help develop sustainable chemical processes

Alegra Eroy-Reveles

Associate Teaching Professor Alegra Eroy-Reveles receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Alegra Eroy-Reveles, an associate teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was honored for the positive impact she has had on her students, colleagues, and department