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2012 Genomic Science Awardee Meeting X

coverBethesda, Maryland
February 26-29, 2012

Updated March 1, 2012 (Electronic-Only):

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Breakout Session A Summary Report: Plants and Their Environment: Biology, Molecular Interactions and Homeostasis

Welcome to the 2012 Department of Energy (DOE) Genomic Science Program Awardee Meeting. This workshop brings together researchers supported by the program, representatives from DOE, and colleagues from other federal agencies. The Genomic Science program—within the Biological Systems Science Division of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER)—supports fundamental research to achieve a predictive, systems-level understanding of plants, microbes, and biological communities through the integration of fundamental research and technology development. This program provides the foundation for biological solutions to DOE mission challenges in energy, environment, and climate. The objectives of the program are to:

  • Determine the genomic properties, molecular and regulatory mechanisms, and resulting functional potential of microbes, plants, and biological communities central to DOE missions.
  • Develop the experimental capabilities and enabling technologies needed to achieve a genome-based, dynamic systems-level understanding of organism and community functions.
  • Develop the knowledgebase, computational infrastructure, and modeling capabilities to advance the understanding, prediction, and manipulation of complex biological systems.

Abstract Organization

Within the Awardee Workshop book, Genomic Science program abstracts and posters are organized according to the following research areas important to achieving the ultimate scientific goal and objectives.

Bioenergy Research Centers [PDF]

  • Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)
  • Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)
  • BioEnergy Science Center (BESC)

Biofuels Research [PDF]

Biological Hydrogen Production [PDF]

Biological Systems Research on the Role of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycling [PDF]

Systems Biology Strategies and Technologies for Understanding Microbes, Plants, and Communities [PDF]

Knowledgebase and Computing for Systems Biology [PDF]

Communication and Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues [PDF]

As Printed Version, February 26, 2012:


Bioenergy Research Centers 10-Year Retrospective: Breakthroughs and Impacts 2007-2017 [09/18]

Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research, FY 2018-2022 [04/18]

2018 Research Summaries [02/18]

GSP Overview Brochure [01/18]

Grand Challenges for Biological and Environmental Research: Progress and Future Vision [11/17]

Technologies for Characterizing Molecular and Cellular Systems Relevant to Bioenergy and Environment [9/17]

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