Environmental Sustainability

Now more than ever our environment is at risk because of increasing population and climate change. Ocean microplastics and nitrogen runoff from fertilizer are wreaking ecologic havoc. JCVI is using DNA sequencing and analysis along with synthetic biology techniques to harness microbes for uses such as plastic degradation and sustainable agriculture. We also continue to monitor, analyze and better understand the microbes inhabiting the global oceans to develop new improved biofuels and monitor the health of this important asset.  

Global Ocean Sampling Expedition (GOS)

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Engineering a Mobile Exo-Symbiont for Crop Improvement

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Engineering Diatoms to Optimize Production of Desired Products

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Molecular Toolkit for Diatom Genetic Engineering

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Improving Algal Genetics for Biofuels and Biological Chemical Production

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Diatom Carbon Concentrating Mechanisms

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Co-Evolution of Planet and Biota

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Nitrifying Archaea and Bacteria

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Using Nature’s Resources for More Sustainable Agriculture

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Virulence and Drug Resistance of Burkholderia Isolated from ISS

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Characterizing the Microbial Communities in Caribbean Environments

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Assembly-Enabled Genome-Resolved Examinations of Microbiomes

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Leonardo da Vinci DNA Project

This project utilizes genomics approaches to confirm the identity of the remains purported to be that of Leonardo da Vinci as well as to characterize the microbial population on aging artwork.

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Willow as a Potential Bioenergy Crop

Shrub willow, a close relative to weeping willow, is a short-rotation woody crop that can produce large amounts of renewable biomass and is a potential bioenergy crop.

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Signature Infiltration and Maintenance on Plasmid Elements creating a Forensic Microbial System (SIMPLE-FMS)

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Arabidopsis Information Portal (Araport)

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Maize Cell Genomics: Resources for Visualizing Promoter Activity and Protein Dynamics Using Fluorescent Protein Lines

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Human Hair Microbiota

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Medicago truncatula Genome Database

Medicago truncatula is a research model to study the process of nitrogen fixation, the conversion of atmospheric nitrogen to plant proteins.

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Seasonal Succession in the High Arctic

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