The Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) is managed by the Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) to produce high-throughput DNA sequencing and analysis in support of its missions in alternative energy, global carbon cycling, and biogeochemistry. These areas mirror DOE and national priorities to develop abundant sources of clean energy, to control greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere (especially carbon dioxide, a key factor in global climate change), and to clean up contaminated sites for which DOE has ownership or stewardship responsibilities. Projects with direct relevance in these areas will have the best chance for selection. Projects focused on organisms for comparative purposes also are welcomed, but the applicant should clearly outline how sequencing of the proposed organism(s) will further a DOE mission.
Additional information about DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research program mission can be found at http://science.energy.gov/ber/.