Since March, 2020, the IGI building at UC Berkeley has been buzzing with research, but live events and seminars all went virtual. You can do a lot over Zoom, but without in-person events, it has been hard for people across the institute — much less outside the institute — to get a feel for what projects are happening in IGI labs. As an institute whose innovation has always been fueled by collaboration that cuts across fields, we felt it was high time to kickstart the conversation on the research in IGI labs.
On July 8, 2022, the IGI hosted its first live poster session in over two years, and roughly 200 people from the IGI, UC Berkeley, UCSF, and UC Davis came out to talk science and learn about the different streams of work at the IGI from 30 presenters covering human health, sustainable agriculture, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, the continued development of genome editing technology, and the public impact of our research. IGI poster sessions will be held twice a year moving forward — be sure to add your name to the IGI mailing list (bottom of page) if you want to be notified about upcoming events.
Attendees voted for their favorite posters and winners were announced in the IGI breezeway by Executive Director Brad Ringeisen. Winners were:
- Matthew Kan — 1st: An all non-viral CRISPR-Cas homology-directed repair (ANCHOR) genome editing platform for inborn errors of immunity
- Naa Asheley Ashitey — 2nd: T cells activate an inflammation-driven immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy resistance program
- Hesong Han & Rohit Sharma — 3rd: New lipid nanoparticle formulations for mRNA delivery
Climate & Sustainable Agriculture
- Evan Groover — 1st: A functional genomics platform for tuning plant phenotype
- Bethany Kolody — 2nd: Using genome-resolved metagenomics to understand rice paddy methane dynamics
- Clara Williams — 3rd: E2F Transcriptional Regulation of DNA Methylation Writers and Erasers