The US Department of Energy’s Office of Science is seeking input on the need and the structure of a unified data framework that links or integrates existing data activities within the Biological and Environmental Research Program (BER). The aim is to gather current and future science questions that require a more integrated data infrastructure for… [Read More]
The JGI supports finding solutions to clean energy and environmental challenges, and many JGIers work to connect those big goals with their everyday activities, striving for sustainability in lab and office spaces. [Read More]
Michelle O’Malley and Tom Lankiewicz of UC Santa Barbara discuss the importance of studying anaerobic fungi, as well as a recent discovery that turns scientific presumption on its head and opens up a new avenue to explore for efficient biofuel production.
David Hibbett (Clark University) fills us in on the kind of decay that makes shiitake mushrooms special. This week, he 39 collaborators published a paper tracing how these mushrooms have evolved. [Read More]
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]
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]