12 Dec 2008
The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) will make the lion's share of the coming year's genome sequencing capacity available for innovative peer-reviewed proposals initiated by users through the Community Sequencing Program (CSP). This year's call-for-proposals will emphasize resequencing of bacterial and archaeal isolates, environmental microbial genomes (metagenomes) and large-scale (over 20 billion nucleotide) efforts that exploit next-generation sequencing technologies related to DOE missions of bioenergy, global carbon cycling and biogeochemical processes influencing contaminant transport.
A letter of intent is required to submit a proposal to the CSP. Letters for sequencing in FY2010 will be accepted beginning December 15, 2008. Proposals for bacterial and archaeal isolates will be submitted as brief white papers beginning in January 2009, will be accepted on a continuous basis and will be reviewed every three months. For further details, see: https://jgi.doe.gov/CSP/user_guide/ and this PDF.
The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, supported by the DOE Office of Science, unites the expertise of five DOE national laboratories -- Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest -- along with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to advance genomics in support of the DOE missions related to clean energy generation and environmental characterization and cleanup. DOE JGI's Walnut Creek, Calif., Production Genomics Facility provides integrated high-throughput sequencing and computational analysis that enable systems-based scientific approaches to these challenges. Additional information about DOE JGI can be found at: https://jgi.doe.gov/.