Genomic Science Program
U.S. Department of Energy | Office of Science | Biological and Environmental Research Program

Carbon Cycling 2016 Awards Summary: Systems Biology-Enabled Research on the Roles of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycling

Summary of Projects Awarded in 2016 under the Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001458

Mircobial Communities Carbon Cycling


The Genomic Science program within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Bio- logical and Environmental Research (BER) supports fundamental systems biology research to advance understanding of plants, microbes, and multi- species communities in energy and the environment. Exploring the translation of organisms’ genomes into catalytic proteins, regulatory systems, and metabolic pathways can shed new light on the mechanistic basis of biological processes and how these processes change in response to community interactions and shifting environmental variables. By better understanding relationships between systems biology properties of microbes and environmental processes, Genomic Science program research can help bridge biogeochemical cycle understanding from molecular- to ecosystem-scales.