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ALS Division Deputy for Biosciences, Chair of the ALS Biosciences Council, Advanced Light Source, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Deputy Division Director and Senior Scientist, Physical Biosciences Division, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, U.C. Berkeley


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Paul Adams is a senior scientist at Berkeley Lab and an adjunct professor in the Department of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. He lead the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) at LBNL from 2004 to 2011, during which time he oversaw performance upgrades to all the BCSB beamlines, resulting in greatly improved x-ray flux for the beamlines and automated hardware and software that have enabled remote access for many BCSB users. He has been Vice President for Technology at the Joint BioEnergy Institute since 2007, and is Deputy Director of the Physical Biosciences Division.

Dr. Adams’ research focuses on the development of new algorithms and methods for structural biology, structural studies of large macromolecular machines, and the development of cellulosic biofuels. He earned his doctorate in biochemistry at the University of Edinburgh and performed postdoctoral work at Yale University. A recipient of LBNL’s Outstanding Performance Award in 2004, he has published over 100 papers and is widely cited in the field of structural biology.