Berkeley Research at a Glance

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Top U.S. University with highest number of highly ranked graduate programs

8

Nobel laureates

144

Members of the National Academy of Sciences

235

Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Funding award chart 2017-2018

 

2017 – 2018
Research Funding Sponsors

Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

 

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Latest Research News

June 19, 2019

Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology

Genetically engineered trees that provide fire-resistant lumber for homes. Modified organs that won’t be rejected. Synthetic microbes that monitor your gut to detect invading disease organisms and kill them before you get sick. These are just some of the exciting advances likely to emerge from the 20-year-old field of engineering biology, or synthetic biology, which is now mature enough to provide solutions to a range of societal problems, according to a new roadmap released today (June 19) by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium, a public-private partnership partially funded by the National Science Foundation and centered at the University of California, Berkeley.
June 18, 2019

Researchers use facial quirks to unmask ‘deepfakes’

Shruti Agarwal, a computer science graduate student at UC Berkeley, and her thesis advisor Hany Farid, an incoming professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, are racing to develop digital forensics tools that can unmask “deepfakes,” hyper-realistic AI-generated videos of people doing or saying things they never did or said.
June 18, 2019

When it comes to climate change, don’t forget the microbes

Scientists are rightly focused on anticipating and preventing the major impacts that climate change will have on humans, plants and animals. But they shouldn’t forget the effect on Earth’s microbes, on which everything else depends, warns a group of 33 biologists from around the globe.

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May 29, 2019
America's national parks are proving especially vulnerable to human-caused climate change, a study led by associate adjunct environmental science, policy, and management professor Patrick Gonzalez found last year. The researchers noted…
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May 29, 2019
Racial segregation in the Bay Area was more pronounced in 2010 than it was in 1970, according to a new report from the Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Co-authors Stephen Menendian, the institute's director of…
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May 28, 2019
Doubt is the driver of curiosity and the urge to learn, suggests a new study by Berkeley researchers. "It's very in vogue to talk about curiosity as a strategy to increase learning, but it's unclear how to engage people's curiosity," says