JGI’s 25th Anniversary
The year 2022 marks the JGI’s 25th anniversary. During this year we’ll revisit a number of notable achievements that showcase our collaborations and capabilities to enable great science that will help solve energy and environmental challenges.
Notable stories from the past 25 years
|The Human Genome Project, or the JGI’s Origin Story
In 1997, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) brought together the people and resources from three national labs to work on the Human Genome Project. The JGI’s efforts contributed ~12% of the total human genome.
|A Single Cell, Myriad Microbial Discoveries
Since the 2009 proof of principle study from JGI and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences researchers, single cell genomics offers a way for researchers to study the planet’s microbial diversity, much of which remains unknown and uncultured.
|Roots of a Mutualist Relationship
The genome sequence of Laccaria bicolor, a forest fungus with a symbiotic relationship with poplar, was published in 2008. Today there are nearly 200 mycorrhizal fungal genomes publicly available on the fungal portal MycoCosm.
|Solving the Mystery of the Missing Oil
Working with Berkeley Lab researchers, the JGI’s single cell genomics and metagenomics capabilities were harnessed for a systems biology approach to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
|Studying Sorghum’s Survival Skills
Since publishing the original sorghum reference genome, the JGI continues collaborating to better understand sorghum’s toughness and energy storage.