The Superfund Research Program at the University of California, Berkeley brings together public health and engineering experts to develop better methods to prevent and remediate contaminated sites and to understand and reduce effects of contamination.
Learn about our results from videos on YouTube
Finding causes of leukemia
Martyn T. Smith
Increasing efficiency of groundwater remediation
Anh Le-Tuan Pham
Professors Martyn Smith and Luoping Zhang taught a week long course on Advanced Toxicology and the Exposome at China Central Normal University in Wuhan China. Three students received awards for their efforts in the class. The first winner is shown with Prof Zhang and the host Prof. Yang.
Martyn Smith presented an invited plenary lecture on the Exposome Paradigm at the annual meeting of the Chinese Society of Toxicology in Guangzhou China on November 13th. Over 1,000 Chinese scientists attended the talk. Professor Smith also gave lectures on the exposome in Beijing and Wuhan during his trip to China.
Martyn Smith was an invited to deliver a talk at the Center for the Built Environment at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China on November 4, 2013, entitled: "The Exposome Paradigm".
2013 SRP Annual Meeting:
UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program sent 10 representatives to the recent 2013 NIEHS SRP Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, LA, October 15 - 17. To read more about this conference, click here.
Gaytan BD, Loguinov A, Lantz SR, Lerot JM, Denslow N, Vulpe CD (2013) Functional profiling discovers that the dieldrin organochlorinated pesticide affects leucine availability in yeast. Toxicol Sci. Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23358190. (PMC Journal – In Process). (PDF available soon).
Rappaport SM, Kim S, Thomas R, Johnson BA, Bois FY, Kupper LL (2013) Low-dose metabolism of benzene in humans: science and obfuscation. Carcinogenesis. Jan;34(1):2-9. PMID: 23222815. (PMC Journal – In Process). [PDF]
BERC: The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative. BERC is a multidisciplinary network of UC Berkeley students, alumni, faculty, industry professionals, and advisors who seek to turn world-leading research into world-changing solutions by tackling tough and timely energy and environmental challenges. For more information, click here
SPAN: Students, Postdocs, Alumni Network. SPAN is a group of students, postdocs, and alumni that are or were funded by the Superfund Research Program. For more information, click here
PEPH: Partnerships for Environmental Public Health. PEPH offers meetings, workshops, and web seminars as a forum for open exchange of knowledge and information on environmental public health topics. A list of PEPH events can be found by clicking here