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Hiking at MountTamalpais State Park

posted Mar 5, 2012, 10:52 PM by Hui Shi

Be relaxed and have fun!

Time: Saturday, March10, 2012

Trial: http://www.bahiker.com/northbayhikes/stinson.html

Event: Hiking


Want to join us?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFd1VDdfZU5uWkJZamRKUHZvV1BvNWc6MQ

Carpool will be based on availability.


Organizer: Executive CommitteeChinese Graduate Postdoctoral Scholars Association (CGPSA)

Academic Exchange Forum

posted Feb 26, 2012, 4:57 PM by Hui Shi   [ updated Feb 28, 2012, 2:11 PM ]

Transcriptional Control of Cell-fate Choices

(细胞命运的转录调控)

 

 

Speaker: Zhe (James) LiuDepartment of Molecular Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

 

Time: 5pm-7pm,Tuesday, March 6th

Location: Chemistry Library Room D, Hildebrand Hall (Entrance on West)

 

Please sign up and join us:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDFrNFkyaUFlUmJiOHhpOG5xT0JMQWc6MQ#gid=0 



 

Abstract Deciphering the molecular basis of pluripotency is fundamental to our understanding of development and embryonic stem cell function. Here, we report that TAF3, a TBP-associated core promoter factor, is highly enriched in ES cells. In this context, TAF3 is required for endoderm lineage differentiation and prevents premature specification of neuroectoderm and mesoderm. In addition to its role in the core promoter recognition complex TFIID, genome-wide binding studies reveal that TAF3 localizes to a subset of chromosomal regions bound by CTCF/cohesin that are selectively associated with genes upregulated by TAF3. Notably, CTCF directly recruits TAF3 to promoter distal sites and TAF3-dependent DNA looping is observed between the promoter distal sites and core promoters occupied by TAF3/CTCF/cohesin. Together, our findings support a new role of TAF3 in mediating long-range chromatin regulatory interactions that safeguard the finely-balanced transcriptional programs underlying pluripotency.

 

Reference Control of embryonic stem cell lineage commitment by core promoter factor, TAF3.Liu Z,Scannell DR, Eisen MB, Tjian R. Cell. 2011 Sep 2; 146(5): 720-31.

http: //www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674(11)00881-6

 

Correspondence contact: Qi Wang qwang@berkeley.edu.

The Academic Exchange Forum is sponsored by the Peking University Alumni Association at Berkeley and Chinese Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Association. Students and Scholars from all different backgrounds are welcome to attend. Follow us for events and updates at https://sites.google.com/site/chinesegraduatepostdoc/in-the-news

Career Development Forum 1st

posted Feb 2, 2012, 6:05 PM by Hui Shi   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 3:50 PM ]

Speaker: Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D. Senior Vice President,  Rearden Commerce

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm, Wednesday,  February 15.

Location: Barrows 110



Dr. Xu is currently the senior vice president in product engineering
at Rearden Commerce. Prior to this position. Dr. Xu was the senior
vice president of Risk Management Solutions, Businesss Innovation
Services and  Vitra Technology, and has worked at IBM for several
years. She serves as a board member for several non-profit
organizations, including Asia America Multitechnology Association and
the National Association of Asian American Professionals.

Dr. Xu is famous for her well-received presentation "Ten Steps to a
Successful Career"  which provides building blocks for individuals who
pursue meaningful careers. She has delivered her speech  to various
executive teams including these from HP, Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft.



Please register the event at:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGxGbDVpdGFrb01UcVBoc2JHWnR2bmc6MQ#gid=0

Contact person: Qi Wang (qwang28@gmail.com)

This event is co-organized by Chinese Graduate and Postdoctoral
Scholar Association (CGPSA) and Peking University Alumni Association
at Berkeley (PKUAA@Berkeley).

The Information Session of the School of Life Science at Xi'an Jiaotong University of China

posted Dec 6, 2011, 12:26 AM by Hui Shi   [ updated Dec 6, 2011, 1:16 AM by Guohua Tao ]

The School of Life Science at Xi'an Jiaotong University of China is now seeking qualified scholars at several ranks including Chaired Professor in Thousand Talents Program, Thousand Youth Talents Program, Yangtze River Scholars, Tengfei Talents Program, and full professors, associate, and assistant professors. The scholars with backgrounds in genetics, biology and chemistry, biophysics, computational biology, biomedical engineering and biomaterials are particularly interesting to the recruiting team.

The School chairman professor Jiankang Liu and Junwu Zhao will speak during the information session.

 

Time: 1pm-4pm, Monday, Dec 12th,2011

Location: 434 Barker Hall

 

Please RSVP at  

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHNObEdWeURsRFJYdXI2dGtyT1RLUHc6MQ#gid=0

 

Registration Correspondence:  Qi Wang  qwang@berkeley.edu 

 

This event is sponsored by Graduate Assembly, UC Berkeley and organized by Peking University Alumni Association at Berkeley (PKUAA@Berkeley) and Berkeley Sunshine.

Welcome to Academic Exchange Forum Seminar

posted Nov 27, 2011, 9:48 PM by Hui Shi   [ updated Nov 27, 2011, 9:58 PM ]

Electrical and Optical Studies of Nanostructure
Speaker: Sufei Shi,Department of Physics,University of California, Berkeley
 
 
Correspondence contact: Qi Wang qwang@berkeley.edu.
The Academic Exchange Forum is sponsored by the Peking University Alumni Association at Berkeley and Berkeley Sunshine. Students and Scholars from all different backgrounds are welcome to attend.

Welcome to Academic Exchange Forum Seminar

posted Nov 12, 2011, 7:04 PM by Hui Shi

Revealing Atomic-Scale Surface Segregation,Intermixing and Internal Ordering in Fuel Cell Nanocatalysts.
 
Speaker: Huolin Xin , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

5pm, Thursday, November 17th
 
Correspondence contact: Qi Wang qwang@berkeley.edu.
The Academic Exchange Forum is sponsored by the Peking University Alumni Association at Berkeley and Berkeley Sunshine. Students and Scholars from all different backgrounds are welcome to attend.

Carbbing on Bodega Bay

posted Oct 31, 2011, 7:23 PM by Hui Shi   [ updated Oct 31, 2011, 7:24 PM ]

The dungeness crab’s season’s coming. Let’s head to the Bodega Bay and
enjoy a whole afternoon of sunshine and fun! Find the details below.

Time: 12pm, Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Place: the Bodega Bay (approximately 1.5 hours’ driving from campus)
Please RSVP and provide carpool information in the form, no later than
5pm, Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011.

Organizer: Executive Committee Berkeley Sunshine&PKUAA@Berkeley

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGpIajRnbm16VERYQW9XOFUtZGRKT3c6MQ

Welcome to Academic Exchange Forum Seminar

posted Oct 31, 2011, 7:22 PM by Hui Shi

Strategies for Developing Next Generation of Biorefineries: a transition from fossil fuels to biofuels

Speaker: Shuai Wang, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
 
 
5pm,Thursday, November 3rd.
 
Correspondence contact: Qi Wang qwang@berkeley.edu.
The Academic Exchange Forum is sponsored bythe Peking University Alumni Association at Berkeley and Berkeley Sunshine. Studentsand Scholars from all different backgrounds are welcome toattend.

Welcome to Academic Exchange Forum Seminar

posted Oct 6, 2011, 5:48 PM by Hui Shi   [ updated Oct 6, 2011, 6:38 PM ]

Semiclassical thinking about chemical reaction dynamics: toward unraveling the mysteries of photosynthesis.
 
Speaker: Dr. Guohua Tao, Chemistry Department, UC Berkeley


Seminar: MREF Seminar | October 13 | 4-6 p.m. |  Chemistry Libary Room E, Hildebrand Hall (Entrance on West) 
Sponsor: PKUAA@Berkeley, and Berkeley Sunshine

Academic Exchange Forum

posted Sep 20, 2011, 1:50 PM by Hui Shi   [ updated Sep 20, 2011, 1:57 PM ]

Berkeley is such a diverse community while Peking University has long held to its tradition of embracing different opinions. Peking University Alumni Association at Berkeley, who always dedicates to benefiting all the students, postdocs, and scholars at University of California – Berkeley by promoting mutual understanding and building lasting friendship, is glad to kick off our series of Academic Exchange Forum. Take a look at our vision and keep updated of the schedule. It’s definitely a great opportunity for you to discover your hidden talents, build relationships with academic institutions here in the US and back home in China, and plan your career!

 

The Academic Exchange Forum consists of two parts: the Multidisciplinary Research Exchange Forum (MREF) and the Cross-Cultural Exchange Forum (CCEF).

 

MREF is a creative break of the traditional small group seminars which are confined to a particular professional field. In an era that various fields merge to spark up new ideas, this forum is aimed at fostering productive collaborations among early-career scientists of different backgrounds. You will get plenty of chances to communicate with people who are experts in their fields, challenge old way of thinking and explore your hidden talents.

 

CCEF features cross-cultural communication based on Chinese philosophy such as Confucianism and Taoism, in the setting of interdisciplinary exchanges and collaboration. Those with backgrounds in psychology, philosophy, literature, anthropology, history, media etc. are encouraged to participate, as well as general audience who has interest in the topics. CCEF hopes to stimulate the cross-cultural thinking about the positive attitudes in human life.

 

Both of the forums welcome students to present their own research projects, through which they can pace their research and also get fresh ideas from each other.

 

PKUAA – Berkeley has extensive experience in organizing both academic and extracurricular student activities. With its inclusive membership representing 39 majors in Berkeley, it has constructed an ideal platform for the Academic Exchange Forum.

 

Details for specific forums will be dispersed before the events. Please kindly pay attention to our announcements and be ready to mark your calendar!

 

 

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