The May 9, 2011 event at the Lesher Center for the Arts in downtown Walnut Creek featured Jonathan Eisen and Rachel Mackelprang of DOE JGI, and Terry Hazen of Berkeley Lab. KTVU Health and Science Editor John Fowler served as panel moderator.
(Note: There’s a short delay before the video starts at the 20-second mark.)
One of the global processes microbes play a key role in is the carbon cycle, which is currently unbalanced. Humans release more carbon into the atmosphere than can be naturally removed. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) launched the Carbon Cycle 2.0 initiative to provide the science needed to restore this balance by integrating the Lab’s diverse research activities and delivering creative solutions toward a carbon-neutral energy future. Microbes play a major role in the management of global carbon. An affiliate of LBNL, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has researchers working on some of these solutions.
Thanks to Walnut Creek TV for recording the event.