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

submitted by: JGI
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...

Intestinal microbiota and human health

submitted by: COMED2010
The central objective of the MetaHit project is to establish associations between the genes of the human intestinal microbiota and human health and disease. The research work is focused on two disorders of increasing importance in Europe, Inflamatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and obesity. First, we need to establish an extensive reference catalog of microbial genes and genomes present in the human intestine. The second challenge is to develop tools to determine which genes and genomes of the...

What is TB? (not TV)

submitted by: bccdc

In this BCCDC produced video children from John Filed Elementary School use posters to explain what they have learned about Tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease and how it can be cured. Gitxsan elders discuss their experience with Tuberculosis in the days of the Sanatoria.

Genetically Programmable Pathogen Sense and Destroy

submitted by: saurabh gupta

The video describes my invention of Engineered cells which can act as a live vaccine. These cells are programmed to intelligently detect a particular gut pathogen and then specifically and completely kill it without affecting the normal gut microbial flora. This automated approach thus prevents from horrible side effects of current antibiotics and growing resistance against them.

Joseph Noel at 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Joseph Noel from the Salk Institute on "Metabolic Noise, Vestigial Metabolites or the Raw Material of Ecological Adaptation? Enzymes, Catalytic Promiscuity and the Evolution of Chemodiversity in Nature" on March 26, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Jonathan Eisen discusses GEBA project at DOE JGI

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Jonathan Eisen spoke about the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA) at the DOE JGI on October 27, 2009.

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 4/4)

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The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 2/4)

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The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 1/4)

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

Jeroen Raes on the Tara-Oceans project at GSC8

submitted by: JGI

Jeroen Raes of the University of Brussels discusses the Tara-Oceans expedition at the Genomic Standards Consortium's 8th meeting at the DOE JGI in Walnut Creek, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2009.