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Diverse Bacteria Exploration Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction

Scientists at Berkeley Lab, including researchers at the Joint Genome Institute, have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions. Their work is by far the largest functional genomics study of bacteria ever published. More>

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Register for JGI’s September Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics Workshop

Registration is open for JGI’s Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics (MGM) five-day workshop, set for Sept. 17 to 21, in Walnut Creek. Details including registration fees, a sample workshop agenda, and the registration link are here.

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June 1 Early Registration Deadline for Lake Arrowhead Genomics Meeting

The Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomics conference takes place Sept. 16 to 20 in Southern California. Neslihan Tas, a DOE Early Career Research Award recipient and Earth and Environmental Sciences Area researcher, and Joint Genome Institute scientist Tanja Woyke are among the confirmed speakers. More>

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Lab User Facilities Participate in SSURF Capitol Hill Exhibition

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hosted a User Science Exhibition last month. The Society for the Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF) — which includes the Lab’s Molecular Foundry, NERSC, Joint Genome Institute, ESnet, and the Advanced Light Source — hosted exhibits and demos of their research and conveyed the positive impact of user facilities.

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Register for JGI’s IMG Workshop at ASM Microbe 2018

At ASM Microbe 2018, the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will conduct a June 7 workshop on “Mining Microbial and Viral Genomes and Metagenomes for Biotechnological Applications using IMG.” Go here to register for the workshop. Also featured at the conference is a joint JGI and KBase booth (#1311).

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Early Career LDRD Spotlight: Roux Explores Hidden World of Microbial Viruses

Simon Roux of the Joint Genome Institute has been taking aim at an elusive mystery: How do viruses infect the millions of trillions of tiny microbes that inhabit the Earth? Now with funding from an Early Career Laboratory Directed Research and Development award, he may get closer to finding important clues. More>

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Early Career LDRD Spotlight: Eloe-Fadrosh Explores Infinite Microbial Universe

With funding provided through an Early Career Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Award, Emily Eloe-Fadrosh leads a team of researchers at the Joint Genome Institute in search of clues — hidden deep in the DNA of tiny creatures called microbes — that could lead to a better understanding of our soil, water, air, and perhaps even our health. More>

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A Reference Catalog for the Rumen Microbiome

Joint Genome Institute researchers helped develop a reference catalog of rumen microbial genomes and isolates. Understanding the diversity and function of the rumen microbiome is a critical step toward developing technologies and practices that support efficient global food production from ruminants while mitigating methane emissions. More>

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JGI Winter Primer Now Available

The latest issue of The JGI Primer recaps the debut of a functional genomics database for cultivating beneficial plant-microbe relationships, the development of a Brachypodium pan-genome, how comparative genomics traced the evolution of the “humongous fungus,” the first CAM eudicot to have its genome sequenced, and more. Go here to view The Primer.

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JGI 2017 Progress Report Now Available

Highlighting the achievements of the previous year, the Joint Genome Institute’s 2017 Progress Report is now available for download. Print copies may be requested from Terri Bartolome.

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