DOE Joint Genome Institute
May 10, 2013
A new technique for microbial genome assembly. A world leader in sequencing microbial genomes (and also sequencing plants, fungi and metagenomes), the DOE Joint Genome Institute is also a national user facility focused on developing tools that more cost-effectively enable the assembly and analysis of the sequence that it generates.
May 15, 2013
The DOE Joint Genome Institute Expands Capabilities via New Partnerships. With the publication last year of its strategic plan, “Forging the Future — A Ten-Year Strategic Vision” the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has positioned itself to provide the most current technology and expertise to their users so that they can address pressing energy and environmental scientific challenges. more...
May 6, 2013
A New Cost-Effective Genome Assembly Process. The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) is among the world leaders in sequencing the genomes of microbes, focusing on their potential applications in the fields of bioenergy and environment. more...
A significant portion of the DOE JGI's projects are related to bioenergy and focus on three areas: developing plant feedstocks; using microbes to break down cellulose in plant cell walls; and fermenting sugars into biofuels.
Chris Voigt from MIT delivers the opening keynote on "Part Mining for Synthetic Biology" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 26, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif. Watch more User Meeting 8 presentation videos here