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posted 22. April 2006 11:16
Source: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Public Affairs
DOE JGI to host microbial genomics workshop for area educators
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — The DOE Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) every year reveals the wonders of DNA sequencing to thousands of avid students, teachers, researchers, and community members drawn through the portal of its Walnut Creek, Calif., Production Genomics Facility. Visitors often ask: What becomes of those billions of letters of genetic information churning out of the DNA sequencers every month?
On April 24-25, in the spirit of both Earth Day and National DNA Day, DOE JGI will host a Microbial Genomics Workshop geared toward revealing the rest of the story – the bioinformatics end – to educators who may then spread the word in their classrooms and inspire students to pursue careers in this burgeoning field. A team of DOE JGI researchers will demonstrate the computational methods that they and their collaborators around the world use to harness the potential of the largely untapped microbial world for the development of clean bioenergy alternatives, a better understanding of the global carbon cycle, and novel bioremediation applications.
Full details at LLNL
Contact: David Gilbert
Phone: (925) 296-5643