JGI Science @ the Lesher: "The Future of Fuel"

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The kickoff event of the "JGI Science at the Lesher" series featured a panel consisting of Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) CEO Jay Keasling, DOE Joint Genome Institute Deputy Director Jim Bristow, and DOE JGI Staff Scientist Susannah Tringe, who are developing ways to convert the solar energy stored in plants into liquid transportation fuels. The panel was moderated by KTVU Channel 2 Health and Science Editor John Fowler moderated a panel consisting of The event took place at the Lesher...

"Sequencing Split-gill: Beyond Breaking Biomass"

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DOE JGI's Igor Grigoriev and University of Utrecht's Han Wosten discuss the split-gill mushroom, a wood-degrading fungus whose genome was published online July 11, 2010 in Nature Biotechnology in this complement to the DOE Joint Genome Institute's news release (http://go.usa.gov/O8a).

Volvox: Beyond Small is Simple

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DOE JGI's Simon Prochnik, Salk Institute's Jim Umen and Washington University's David Kirk talk about the alga Volvox carteri and why sequencing its genome matters in this complement to the DOE Joint Genome Institute's news release (http://go.usa.gov/cq9) regarding the publication of the Volvox genome in the July 9, 2010 issue of the journal Science.

Jim Bristow delivers DOE JGI welcome remarks

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Jim Bristow, Deputy Director of Programs at the DOE Joint Genome Institute, discusses the impact of advances in sequencing technologies on large genome centers on June 3, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Adrian Tsang at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Adrian Tsang from Concordia University on "Fungal Decomposition of Lignocellulosic Substrates" on March 26, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Steve Savage at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Steve Savage from Cirrus Partners on "Three Non-Technical Challenges in the Development of Biomass-based Energy" on March 25, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Steve Moose at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Steve Moose from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Energy Biosciences Institute on "Tackling the Triple-Threat Genome of Miscanthus x giganteus" on March 25, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Eddy Rubin at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Director Eddy Rubin on "Discovery of Genes and Genomes through Deep Metagenomic Sequencing of Cow Rumen" on March 25, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Madhu Khanna at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Madhu Khanna from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Energy Biosciences Institute on "Competitiveness of Second Generation Biofuel Feedstocks: Role of Technology and Policy" on March 25, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Steve Knapp at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Steve Knapp from Monsanto on "Wood-Producing Sunflower? Mining Genetic Diversity in Desert-Dwelling Wild Species" on March 25, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.