University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine. CRISPR-Cas9 allows scientists to rewrite DNA — the code of life — in any organism, including human cells, with unprecedented…

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Students taking the Smart Villages Challenge Lab have been tasked with developing digital technologies and platforms to help impoverished Indian villages to utilize their natural resources and access global markets. The area selected this semester was the state of Meghalaya, and each team was assigned one particular challenge in regards to improving Meghalayan villages: Eco-Tourism,…

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Students Fionce Siow, Tammy Chan, Peru Dayani, Mina Nezam-Mafi, Ryan Chiem in the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology’s INDENG 171 – Technology Firm Leadership course proved their entrepreneurial prowess by exchanging paperclips for something priceless: A group photo with UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ. The team participated in a challenge, led by course instructor Dr. Pamela…

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Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology Chief Scientist and IEOR professor Ikhlaq Sidhu has just been awarded a $2.2 million grant on behalf of the leading centers and programs that accelerate the innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley.   The new grant funds will help the Sutardja Center and its UC Berkeley partners create…

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Berkeley Invited by Australia and New Zealand to Advance Innovation and Entrepreneurship Eugene Pang November 30, 2016 Sutardja Center Chief Scientist Ikhlaq Sidhu was invited to keynote the national Growing Entrepreneurs Summit in New Zealand where he met with members of government and academia to discuss lessons learned at Berkeley on how to accelerate research-based…

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Starting in Spring 2017, Ikhlaq Sidhu will offer a new special topics course named Data-X.  The course supports the IEOR department’s focus in data-driven systems and analytics; and it covers the tools and skills that are being used to reinvent today’s applications and enterprises. Data-X: A Course on Data, Systems and Signals is a technical course…

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Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu has been invited by the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)to speak in their first ever QSTP technovate series. Professor Sidhu will be speaking with Dave McClure this Tuesday, October 11. Sidhu and McClure will kick off the QSTP technovate series to inspire future innovators in the global tech community at a session titled “Innovation Going Global.” This event…

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