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

FUNDING: DOE SCGSR Program 2024 Solicitation 1 Cycle

Feb 7, 2024

Applications for DOE's Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2024 Solicitation 1 cycle due Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 5pm ET.

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Executive Summary: Overcoming Barriers in Plant Transformation: A Focus on Bioenergy Crops

Dec 20, 2023

Report of a workshop to define transformation and editing needs and barriers focused on bioenergy crops

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FUNDING: Early Career Research Program

Dec 19, 2023

DOE seeks applications for the Early Career Research Program. Pre-applications due January 30th.

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FUNDING: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

Dec 11, 2023

Pre-applications due Wednesday, January 17, 2024 by 5:00 pm ET.

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FUNDING: Bioimaging Research Approaches for the Bioeconomy and the Environment

Dec 11, 2023

Pre-applications due Tuesday, January 9, 2024 by 5:00 pm ET.

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DOE’s RENEW Initiative Will Support 6 Pathway Summer Schools

Oct 25, 2023

The RENEW initiative will support nearly 140 students from underrepresented groups and underserved schools.

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DOE Accepting Applications: Undergraduate Internships and Visiting Faculty

Oct 18, 2023

Submit SULI and VFP applications by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

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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

First demonstration of targeted gene editing in the bioenergy grass Miscanthus

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Engineered auxotrophic Agrobacterium strains improve plant transformation

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Strong climate mitigation potential of switchgrass grown on marginal lands

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Yeast engineered to produce triacetic acid lactone from sorghum

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Our Numbers

$277M
Budget FY21
6061
Publications 2000-2023
43,466
Citations 2017-2021
658K
Gigabases sequenced FY22
3000+
Researchers supported