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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

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.

Phil Crews Symposium 2023


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

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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

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Study reveals key molecular interaction that sets the timing of our biological clocks

New findings point toward a promising target for the development of therapies for sleep disorders, jet lag, and other effects of clock disruption

The Chemical Screening Center’s new equipment includes an extremely fast high-resolution confocal microscope to acquire high-content image data for rapid screening of live cells. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

UCSC Chemical Screening Center symposium features drug discovery talks

The center will hold a Grand Reopening Celebration and Research Symposium on Friday, May 5, marking a major upgrade with new state-of-the-art equipment

NIH grant funds research on a powerful new approach to drug development

NIH MIRA grant funds biochemist Scott Lokey’s efforts to develop complex, membrane-permeable molecules as next-generation therapeutic agents