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

DOE Performance Metrics

Every year BER’s Biological Systems Science Division (BSSD) reports on various aspects of its basic science mission as part of DOE’s performance management process. Listed below are several reports offered by year from various BSSD-funded projects highlighting recent basic research results relevant towards achieving BER’s long-term performance goals. Individual projects charged with completing these tasks produce quarterly reports on the requested topic that show progress toward the targeted goal for that year and ultimately toward the Overall Goal for BSSD.

Overall Goal: BER Predictive Understanding
Advance an iterative systems biology approach to the understanding and manipulation of plant and microbial genomes as a basis for biofuels development and predictive knowledge of carbon and nutrient cycling in the environment.

YearProject and GoalQuarterly ReportsProject Website
2022LBNL ENIGMA SFA: Report on the latest techniques for recovering microbial isolates from environmental samples. 

Q1 Report
Q2 Report

 https://enigma.lbl.gov/performance-metrics-reports/
2021LLNL Microbes Persist Soil Microbiome SFA:  Develop new omics-based techniques to understand microbiome function in environmental samples.Q1 Report
Q2 Report
Q3 Report
Q4 Report
2021 Summary
https://sc-programs.llnl.gov/biological-and-environmental-research-at-llnl/soil-microbiome#reports
2020ORNL Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI):  Report on genomic science-based advances and testing of new plant feedstocks for bioenergy purposes.

Q1 Report
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2020 Summary

https://cbi.ornl.gov/index.php/metrics
2019LANL Terrestrial Microbial Carbon Cycling SFA: Develop metagenomics approaches to assess the functioning of microbial communities in the environment. (See DOE Performance Metrics tab.) https://www.lanl.gov/science-innovation/science-programs/office-of-science-programs/biological-environmental-research/sfa-microbial-carbon.php
2018ORNL Plant-Microbe Interfaces SFA: Using genomics-based techniques, develop an approach to explore the functioning of plant-microbe interactions.

Q1 Report

Q2 Report

Q3 Report

Q4 Report

2018 Summary

 https://pmiweb.ornl.gov/doe-performance-metrics-fy2018-plant-microbe-interfaces/
2017DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase):  Develop improved open access platforms for computational analysis of large genomic datasets.Q1 Report
Q2 Report
Q3 Report
Q4 Report
2017 Summary
https://www.kbase.us/performance-metric-report-2017/
2016Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI):  Develop an improved metabolic engineering method for modifying microorganisms for biofuel production from cellulosic sugars.

Q1  Report
Q2  Report
Q3 Report
Q4 Report
2016 Report

https://www.jbei.org/research/doe-metrics-2015-2016-metabolic-engineering/
2015DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI):  Develop one new computationally enabled approach to analyze complex genomic datasets.

Q1 Report

Q2 Report

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Q4 Report

2015 Summary

https://jgi.doe.gov/our-projects/statistics/