Kuehn Lab Receives JGI Grant

PhD candidate Kiseok Lee to get funding for deep shotgun metagenomics sequencing of soil microbiome samples

A research proposal by Kiseok Lee, PhD candidate at the E&E department, and Seppe Kuehn was recently accepted by the 2024 Community Science Program (CSP) of the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), which is funded by the Department of Energy (DOE). 

For accepted proposals, sequencing, synthesis, metabolomics and analysis are paid for by the DOE’s funding of the JGI. “This is a sizable grant that allows researchers to tap into the immense resources the DOE JGI has,” said Kiseok. He will be sending ~250 soil microbiome samples for his research project to the JGI for deep shotgun metagenomics sequencing.  

Congratulations to Kiseok and the Kuehn Lab! 

The Joint Genome Institute

The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a facility at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is to advance genomics in support of the DOE missions related to clean energy generation and environmental characterization and cleanup.

The JGI provides integrated high-throughput sequencing, DNA design and synthesis, metabolomics and computational analysis that enable systems-based scientific approaches to these challenges.

The CSP Annual Call

The JGI’s Community Science Program (CSP) Annual Call is focused on large-scale genomic science projects that address questions of relevance to DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) missions in sustainable biofuel and bioproducts production, global carbon and nutrient cycling, and biogeochemistry.