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  • Dissertation Defense-ASmart
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  • Dissertation Seminar-Guarino-Hotz
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  • Second Year Seminar - Rafael Robles, Partch Lab
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  • 2nd Year Seminar-LParker, Johnstone Lab
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  • MS Capstone talk-Rueff
  • Second Year Seminar - Sarah Levy
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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.
Phil Crews Symposium: Powered by Chemistry, Strengthened by Diversity
The Crews symposium is a 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.
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

Bunnett Symposium 2023

Bunnett Symposium 2023 This annual event was established in 2001 to honor and celebrate the late Prof. Joseph Bunnett’s seminal contributions: Prof. Bunnett was a pioneer in his sub-discipline of physical organic chemistry and a founding member of our department. The Bunnett Symposium has evolved into an opportunity to connect past and present friends of the Department for […]

UCSC chemistry department garners three NIH MIRA grants

These grants provide five years of funding for research programs at UCSC on protein synthesis, biosynthetic strategies, and biochemical mechanisms involved in cancer.

Study reveals the molecular origin of the genetic disease cystinosis

New understanding of how the transporter protein cystinosin functions may lead to better treatments for a devastating genetic disease.

New study confirms ‘rippled sheet’ protein structure predicted in 1953

UCSC scientists reported three crystal structures of periodic rippled beta sheets, a novel protein structure with potential applications in biomedicine and materials science.

Laura Sanchez

Biochemist Laura Sanchez wins ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award

Laura Sanchez, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCSC, has been chosen to receive the 2022 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award.

UC-HBCU grants support UCSC faculty collaborations with HBCUs

A summer research program and a historical archaeology course won funding from a UC initiative to support partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

DOE supports UCSC ‘spin chemistry’ research with $1.2 million grant

Chemistry Professor Yuan Ping leads a project to develop computational tools for spin dynamics applications in chemistry and materials science.

Bunnett Symposium 2022

To view the recording of Prof. Hoffmann’s Lectures, please use the links below  Roald Hoffmann: The Bunnett Lecture 2022 – YouTube “Returning, Remembering, Forgiving” | Roald Hoffmann – YouTube   You are invited to attend the 20th annual Joseph F. Bunnett Lecture Featuring Prof. Roald Hoffmann winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize “Theorists intent on […]