The US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute … teamed up with the Ex’pression College for Digital Arts to make a video to show just how sequencing genomes can help develop alternative fuels. The video premiered last week at the JGI Users’ meeting to great applause. See the embedded video at GenomeWeb or on the… [Read More]
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In 2005, the microbial ecologist Falk Warnecke, of the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, traveled with researchers from Caltech and the San Diego biotech company Diversa to Costa Rica, where they opened up a termite nest in a tree. The group dissected 165 worker termites, freezing the contents of their third guts in liquid… [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]