Partnership Development Team (PDT)
The vast majority of JGI’s over 1,800 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, who joined the JGI with 20 years of experience in industry in 2017, an opportunity emerged to expand JGI’s portfolio of user companies by establishing a Partnership Development Team (PDT). Other targets of PDT’s activities include other academic, governmental, and non-governmental institutions that have not yet partnered with the JGI. Learn more about the PDT.
Biological and Environmental Research Support Science (BERSS):
JGI provides sequencing, synthesis, and targeted metabolomics support for projects funded by DOE-BER. Support is limited to work included in the BER-funded proposal, and PIs must provide a grant/award number and contact information for their DOE program officer. Proposals may be submitted at any time, may not exceed 2.5 Tbp sequencing or 500 kbp synthesis, and should generally conform to the guidelines for current annual Community Science Program proposals. Proposals including metabolomics should clearly state the target metabolites of interest. Proposals whose scope was not negotiated with JGI prior to grant submission will undergo technical review and scope negotiation at JGI prior to acceptance.
Investigators with grants funded by DOE-BER requiring support from JGI capabilities may submit proposals here.
Investigators preparing grant applications to DOE-BER and requesting a letter of feasibility to accompany their proposal may contact Susannah Tringe (email@example.com), Deputy for User Programs, with a proposed scope.
Investigators wishing to expand on their DOE-BER funded work with additional sequencing, synthesis, or metabolomics should apply to one of JGI’s calls for user proposals.
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 proposal submission has passed. For more information, check out the solicitation.
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.