Genomic Science Program
U.S. Department of Energy | Office of Science | Biological and Environmental Research Program

Systems Biology for Energy and the Environment

The Genomic Science program pursues fundamental research to understand, predict, manipulate, and design plant and microbial systems for innovations in renewable energy, insights into environmental processes, and biotechnological breakthroughs supporting the U.S. bioeconomy.

News & Funding

DOE Job Opportunity – Associate Director, Office of Biological and Environmental Research

Jan 24, 2023

Seeking early career researchers. Applications due by February 7

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Applications for the 2023 NMDC Ambassador Program Are Now Open

Jan 19, 2023

Seeking early career researchers. Applications due by February 7

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BER Advisory Committee Releases Report on the International Standing of BER Research

Jan 10, 2023

Report benchmarks BER’s programmatic investments and science contributions and makes recommendations to realize emerging science opportunities.

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FUNDING: BER Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW)

Jan 9, 2023

Pre-applications for BER's RENEW program due Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by 5:00 pm ET.

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FUNDING: Funding for Accelerated Inclusive Research

Dec 16, 2022

DOE's Office of Science announces FAIR funding opportunity for FY 2023.

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FUNDING: Integrative Computational Tools for Systems Biology Research

Dec 5, 2022

DOE's Office of Science announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2023.

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FUNDING: Early Career Research Program

Nov 17, 2022

DOE's Office of Science announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2023.

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Bioenergy

Providing the foundational genomics-based knowledge needed to produce and deconstruct renewable plant biomass and convert it to sustainable fuels, chemicals, and other bioproducts.

Biosystems Design

Accelerating the ability to securely design, build, and control plants and microbes for beneficial purposes such as clean energy, biomaterials, and carbon sequestration.

Environmental Microbiome

Developing a process-level understanding of how plant and soil microbial communities impact the cycling and fate of carbon, nutrients, and contaminants in the environment.

Select BRC Highlights

Metabolically engineering oleaginous yeast to overproduce promising platform chemical

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Mapping the genetic diversity of switchgrass to improve biomass yields

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Engineering poplar with altered lignin composition and easier conversion to bioproducts

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Comparing the economics of in planta versus microbial production of bioproducts

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Our Numbers

$277M
Budget FY21
2,626
Publications 2017-2021
43,466
Citations 2017-2021
291K
Gigabases sequenced FY20
3000+
Researchers supported