The US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is in the process of hiring about 20 new staffers who will help analyze the growing amount of data it is generating through its sequencing activities. JGI, which is headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., says some of the new staffers will hold positions within its separate plant,… [Read More]
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Genomics “is now mature enough to go ahead and develop all the standards that would facilitate the comparisons across different groups more efficiently, such as standards in gene calling and annotation,” Kyrpides said. Standards development in the area of metadata “is one of the most intensely developing area under the auspices of GSC,” and he… [Read More]
Cheryl Kerfeld, a member of the Center’s Advisory Council and Head of the Education Program for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California, and her colleagues have successfully launched a national program to involve undergraduates in annotating hundreds of new bacterial genomes. Hiram has benefited greatly from our collaborations with… [Read More]
In metagenomics, scientists grind up samples containing many different organisms and extract all the DNA they can, not knowing which pieces of DNA came from which organisms. A one-gram soil sample can contain up to several million species of microbes all mixed together. The scientists sequence small, random fragments of the DNA to identify species… [Read More]
Dr. Jorge Rodrigues, a University of Texas at Arlington microbiologist, has been selected for a highly competitive genome sequencing project by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. Rodrigues will sequence the genome of a microorganism isolated from a termite’s hindgut as part of an effort to identify solutions to climate change. The Joint… [Read More]
Keynote speaker Dr Phil Hugenholtz will be describing recent advances in the metagenomic analysis of the microbial communities within the termite hind-gut, following on from work published in Nature in 2007. The stomachs of termites actually harbor a gold mine of microbes that have now been tapped as a rich source of enzymes for improving… [Read More]
The US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute has released an updated microbial genomics resource for researchers that now includes reference genomes and metagenomic data, JGI said Tuesday. The Integrated Microbial Genomes system with Microbiomes (IMG/M) 2.8 contains tools for analysis of microbial communities based on their metagenome sequence, within the context of reference isolate… [Read More]