Bethesda, Maryland February 10–13, 2008
Presentations see below
Presentation on Strategic Plan by Sharlene Weatherwax, U.S. Department of Energy
Ultimate Scientific Goal
Achieve a predictive, systems-level understanding of plants, microbes, and biological communities, via integration
of fundamental science and technology development, to enable biological solutions to DOE mission challenges,
including energy, environment, and climate.
Objective 1: Determine the genomic properties, molecular and regulatory mechanisms, and resulting functional potential of microbes, plants, and biological communities central to DOE missions.
Objective 2: Develop the experimental capabilities and enabling technologies needed to achieve a genome-based, dynamic systems-level understanding of organism and community functions.
Objective 3: Develop the knowledgebase, computational infrastructure, and modeling capabilities to advance the understanding, prediction, and manipulation of complex biological systems.
Abstracts associated with the Metabolic Engineering Working Group (MEWG) are identified as such and are intermixed with GTL abstracts in relevant categories. The Genomics:GTL and MEWG program abstracts and posters are organized according to the following research areas important to achieving the ultimate GTL scientific goal and objectives.
Systems Biology for DOE Energy and Environmental Missions
Bioenergy (PDF, 849 kb)
Systems Environmental Microbiology (PDF, 2823 kb)
Systems Biology Research Strategy and Technology Development (PDF, 1953 kb)
Communication and Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (PDF, 205 kb)
Abstract Addendum (PDF, 319 kb)
Abstracts in the addendum are not included in indexes below.
Table of Contents, Welcome, and Introduction (PDF, 769 kb)
Web Sites (PDF, 71 kb)
Agenda (PDF, 147 kb)