Twice each year, the JGI selects novel research projects through our New Investigator call under our Community Science Program.
JGI at 25: Following Fungi that Pry Apart Plant Polymers
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.
Exploring Possibilities: 2022 JGI-UC Merced Interns
Hear the 2022 cohort of UC Merced undergraduate and graduate students share how their summer internship experiences at the JGI have influenced their careers in science.
JGI at 25: Using team science to build communities around data
Researchers are forming communities to generate high quality genomes in partnership with the JGI to benefit scientists around the world.
JGI at 25: Expanding Metagenomics to Capture Viral Diversity
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.
Genome Insider S3 Episode 5: Work With the JGI! Tips for a Winning CSP Proposal
The JGI’s Community Science Program gives researchers access to all kinds of sequencing, ‘omics and bioinformatics capabilities — and it’s open to scientists at any career stage, anywhere in the world, for free. We accept new projects related to energy and the environment several times a year. A few proposal calls have deadlines coming up – in January, March, and later on in the spring.
In this episode, hear proposal tips from Tanja Woyke, who runs user programs at the JGI, and project manager Miranda Harmon-Smith, who helps shepherd CSP projects along.
Soil virus offers insight into maintaining microorganisms
Using 5,000 images of crystalized samples cloned and synthesized by the JGI, scientists have begun the complex process of uncovering the hidden secrets of soil viruses.
Silver age of GOLD introduces new features
Since its launch 25 years ago, the Genomes OnLine Database has matured into a flagship genomic metadata repository, making curated microbiome metadata freely available and enabling large-scale comparative genomics analysis initiatives.
JGI at 25: Cow rumen and the early days of metagenomics
The dataset from a 2011 paper identifying microbial genes in cow rumen is now used for a hands-on undergraduate research course at four universities.
Virus Discoveries that Keep Getting Bigger
In the last 30 years, in environments all over the world, scientists have discovered giants among viruses. A new review provides a perspective on how culturing techniques, sequencing and bioinformatics have all broadened the study of giant viruses.