To make fuels and chemicals from plants, we’ll need new ways of processing bark, shoots and leaves. Hear from JGI User Michelle O’Malley about the gut fungi that could be the key to better biomass breakdown. [Read More]
Over the last two-and-a-half decades, the JGI has been facilitating the creation, growth and expansion of research communities by producing and sharing high-quality genomes. As our data portals grow and evolve, the research communities further expand around them. Two large scale projects have taken a different approach, with communities forming to generate high quality genomes to benefit researchers around the world. [Read More]
Since 2016, the JGI has leveraged their work as pioneers in metagenomics to boost understanding of environmental viruses. At the time, the JGI expanded its existing Integrated Microbial Genomes & Microbiomes database to include a dedicated section for viruses; the latest release of IMG/VR currently features over 15 million viral genomes. [Read More]
Every year, the JGI sequences around 35,000 samples — from plants, algae, bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses — to support scientists around the world. Most of those researchers send their samples in from afar, without ever hearing much about the sequencing lab. So today, Chris Daum walks through the JGI’s sequencing pipeline, where there are freezers with names — but not doors — and robots handle a bunch of benchwork.
In 2018, the JGI helped assemble the Hungate1000 catalog. To date it is the single largest effort to provide a cataloged and curated culture and genome sequence resource of rumen microorganisms. [Read More]
As part of the JGI’s 25th anniversary celebration, the 2022 Annual Meeting featured speakers whose talks shed light on how the JGI was established, all that it has contributed, and what they’re excited about in JGI’s future. [Read More]
The JGI hosted some of the brightest minds in genetics as part of our 2022 Annual Meeting: Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna of UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab, Assaf Vardi of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Susan Wessler of UC Riverside. [Read More]