Genomics of Energy & Environment
U.S. Department of Energy
Joint Genome Institute (JGI)
Walnut Creek, California
March 26-28, 2008
The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invites its users and collaborators, as well as prospective new users, to attend the third annual JGI User Meeting. This international gathering of researchers with an interest in sequence-based science will offer three days of user presentations, tours, workshops, and poster sessions.
This year's meeting will specifically emphasize the genomics of renewable energy strategies, biomass conversion to biofuels, environmental gene discovery, and engineering of fuel-producing organisms. A series of presentations by leading scientists advancing these topics will feature a keynote address by Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The meeting will also include informatics workshops and tutorials for the analysis of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes, and the evaluation of new sequencing platforms and their applications. Poster submissions are encouraged. Pre-registration is required as interest is expected to exceed meeting capacity again this year.