Industry Engagement Program (IEP)
The vast majority of JGI’s over 1,400 Users come from the public sector – academic and government institutions. As such, the capabilities and expertise of JGI are largely unknown and underutilized by industry. With the arrival of new JGI Director Nigel Mouncey with 20 years experience in industry, an opportunity emerged to expand JGI’s portfolio of user companies by establishing an Industry Engagement Program (IEP). Learn more about the Industry Engagement Program.
Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program (ETOP)
The ETOP identifies and funds partnerships to develop new technical capabilities that could be provided to JGI users. Projects targeted for 2018 include development of methods for rapid prototyping of gene and pathway function targeting organisms found in natural environments:
- High-throughput cell-based systems for biological and metabolic characterization
- Cell-free technologies that enable scaleable in vitro gene and pathway functional analyses
- Sensor-based technologies, biological or non-biological, that enable in vivo reporting of metabolic activity and/or activity-based cell sorting
Deadline for letters of intent submission was August 30, 2017. For more information, check out the solicitation.
Biological and Environmental Research Support Science (BERSS):
This program supports sequencing requests from PIs with DOE BER-supported research. Proposals may be submitted at any time.
Visiting Scientist Program
The DOE Joint Genome Institute Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) provides an opportunity for faculty-level scientists who are seeking to build upon their line of scientific inquiry by leveraging JGI experimental, computational, and personnel resources for genomic research and sequence-based science. Projects include de novo generation of genome data, assistance in interpreting and/or building on an existing data set, or the refining of new technology (e.g., single-cell genomics; metagenomics, etc.). Length of stay depends on complexity of the project being considered and availability of data and other resources. Investigators, post docs, and graduate students participating in approved JGI User Projects are also invited to apply for on-site access to JGI resources and capabilities. For more information, contact Susannah Tringe, JGI Deputy for User Programs.