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Introducing The Philomathia Africa Scholars

A programme launched jointly by the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall and the Philomathia Foundation has created new research and teaching collaborations wi...

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Kavli Ensi 2018 Annual Report

Kavli ENSI’s 2018 Annual Report

The Kavli Foundation advances science for the benefit of humanity and promotes increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work. At Ka...

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UC Berkeley Announces the 2018/2019 Philomathia Recipients of the Graduate Student Fellowships

The Philomathia Graduate Fellowship in the Environmental Sciences provides fellowships for graduate students studying issues related to the environment at UC Be...

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Dr. Jay D. Keasling
Philomathia Chair in Alternative Energy at Berkeley

The Philomathia Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Jay Keasling as the Philomathia Chair in Alternative Energy. He succeeds Steven Chu and Chris Somerville as the third holder of this chair.

Dr. Keasling’s accomplishments have earned him a reputation as a world leader in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and biochemical engineering. His prolific publication and research record, coupled with his impact on students, cuts across all expectations of faculty achievement in research, mentoring, and service.