DOE Joint Genome Institute
Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
A Virtual Event: August 30th – September 1st, 2021
For 15 years, the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has convened an annual gathering of leaders from diverse disciplines to highlight how they are addressing the world’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges. Many of these presenters have been supported by the research infrastructure – DNA sequencing, synthesis, metabolomics, data analysis, new technology development – that the JGI offers through its User Programs on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis to the worldwide scientific community. For the first time, the JGI will convene the annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting virtually for three days of engaging talks and poster sessions, August 30 through September 1. The lineup of speakers represents the full range of career stages and project types that the JGI supports. Short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. No prior experience as a JGI user is necessary. While the Meeting is free, registration will be required and will open up in Spring. If you are interested in being notified when the registration site is live, sign-up for periodic communications by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, if you have an interest in the emerging field of “Viral EcoGenomics & Applications,” preceding the JGI Annual Meeting, from April to May will be a series of free 1.5 hour sessions under the umbrella of Virtual VEGA 2021. VEGA seeks to build research community interactions around capturing and characterizing uncultivated viruses, understanding the role of viruses in natural ecosystems, and functionally exploring viral genetic diversity toward innovative biotechnological and industrial applications. Registration for Virtual VEGA 2021 is open now – check out our list of speakers and draft agenda.