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The Community Advisory Council advises the Laboratory Director on issues that are important to the community. All meetings are open to the public. Learn more about the Council. Do you have an issue you'd like to raise, a question that you'd like to ask? Let us know!

About Us

Brookhaven scientists conduct research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, and in energy technology and national security. The Laboratory is among the five largest high-technology employers on Long Island. More...

Economic Impact

At a time when New York's state economy depends on its capacity for innovation, Brookhaven Lab represents a uniquely valuable resource — both as a major science-based enterprise in its own right, and as a source of the scientific discovery and technological innovation on which growth depends.
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David Manning
Director, Stakeholder and Community Relations
Building 400C
Upton, NY 11973-5000
(631) 344-4747


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), the company which manages Brookhaven Lab, is committed to providing funding for outreach initiatives in the local community and Long Island region. BSA allocates funds in support science and math education, for fundraising events for recognized organizations, and supports community, civic, cultural and public awareness activities. More...

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Superstorm Sandy Relief

  • BNLers with Island Harvest for Superstorm Sandy Relief

  • United Way Road Bike Ride Event

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Upcoming Public Events

  1. JUL

    8

    Friday

    Physics Department Summer Lectures 2022

    "The journey to seek symmetry in Quark-Gluon Plasma"

    Presented by Lijuan Ruan, BNL

    1 pm, Hybrid: Building 510, Large Seminar Room

    Friday, July 8, 2022, 1:00 pm

    Hosted by: Aihong Tang

  2. AUG

    10

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Lecture

    "Structural Biology of Metal Homeostasis and Usage"

    Presented by Qun Liu, Biology Department

    4 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Bjoern Schenke

    Research into generation of sustainable clean energy from plants and microbes is a core part of BNL's mission for DOE. In this context, metals are essential micro-nutrients that support the life of all living organisms including plants and microbes. They are present in more than one-third of cellular proteins in which they facilitate a wide variety of processes that are essential to life including catalyzing biological reactions and sensing metals to trigger cellular responses. While playing essential roles, many metals can be toxic and cause cellular damage or even death if their levels become too high, so their intracellular levels are maintained under tight homeostatic control. Structural biology provides foundational knowledge to understand the role metals play and thus optimize the growth of plants and microbes to address energy challenges. I will show how we use the structural biology techniques of X-ray crystallography at NSLS-II and cryo-electron microscopy at LBMS to understand this homeostasis. I will also describe examples of how specific metals such as calcium and zinc affect key biological processes, including responses to stress, innate immunity, and even cell death.

  3. AUG

    18

    Thursday

    Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) Activity

    "BWIS Lecture Series"

    4 pm, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:00 pm

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