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Genomic Science 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.

Endpoint Target

BER will advance understanding of the operating principles and functional properties of plants, microbes, and complex biological communities relevant to DOE missions in energy and the environment. Deciphering the genomic blueprint of organisms and determining how this information is translated to integrated biological systems permits predictive modeling of bioprocesses and enables targeted redesign of plants and microbes. BER research will address fundamental knowledge gaps and provide foundational systems biology information necessary to advance development of biotechnology and predict impacts of changing environmental conditions on carbon cycling and other biogeochemical processes.

  • New Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002214 - Systems Biology Research To Advance Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Development
    Additional Information » [01/20]
  • New Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002215 - ESPCoR FOA 2215 Building EPSCOR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships
    Additional Information » [12/19]
  • New Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002217 – Computational Tool Development for Integrative Systems Biology Data Analysis Additional Information » [11/19]
  • New Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002173 – Early Career Research Program Additional Information » [11/19]
  • Now Available: Breaking the Bottleneck of Genomes: Understanding Gene Function Across Taxa report [9/19]
  • 2019 PI Meeting: Genomic Sciences Program Annual Principal Investigator Meeting February 24 - 27, 2019. Abstracts and More »
  • DOE Announces $64 Million for Plant and Microbe Research: U.S. Department of Energy announced $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. [8/19]
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  • $13.5 Million for New Bioimaging Approaches for Bioenergy: The U.S. Department of Energy announced $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes. [8/19]
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