USA DOE Joint Genome Institute call for algae genome sequencing

[USA] The CSP Annual Call is focused on large-scale sequence-based genomic science projects that address questions of relevance to DOE missions in energy security and sustainability and global biogeochemistry. While applications will be accepted that address any aspect of these mission areas, priority for this call will be given to projects that address the specific areas of special emphasis that are listed in the call, and exploit the diversity of JGI technical and analytical capabilities.

For the CSP annual call, a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required to submit a proposal to JGI.  The letter of intent must be submitted using our web-based form.  Submitters whose LOIs/proposals are approved will receive further instructions via email.  Human or animal disease-causing organisms will NOT be considered under this Program. Only plant pathogens of relevance to bioenergy-related crops or plants will be considered.  All proposals will be reviewed for scientific merit, DOE relevance, proposed data usage by the applicant/community, and track record of the applicant. Proposers are encouraged to review JGI’s sample requirements; samples that are not available in a timely manner, or are of insufficient quality or quantity, will delay or potentially defer approval for sequencing.

View the list of accepted proposals from previous calls.

Microbes and communities involved in elemental cycling in terrestrial and coastal environments

Bacteria, archaea, fungi and algae are important consumers and producers of greenhouse gases in the environment. While a nascent understanding of nutrient cycling in marine environments exists, our understanding of these complex processes in natural terrestrial environments has lagged behind. Proposals are encouraged that will provide insight into microbial activities controlling global cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur from a broad range of terrestrial and coastal environments (including terrestrial-aquatic interfaces such as peat bogs, marshes, and hyporheic zones). In addition, developing multi-omics datasets to enable modeling of regulatory and metabolic processing of these elements in model microbes and microbial systems is encouraged

Algal genomics

Algae are important primary producers with tremendous diversity, long evolutionary history, and huge potential for DOE science and applications. Significant and rapid advances in the fundamental knowledge of algal biology, the entire biomass-to-bioenergy supply chain, and algal cultivation strategies are dependent on ecological, genetic and biochemical information which is currently lacking. Proposals are encouraged that will expand genomic knowledge across algal diversity, that will build fundamental knowledge of algal metabolism and physiology, and which will provide insights into algal associations with other microbes.

For questions about the appropriateness of projects, program specifics or application process, please contact Susannah Tringe.

Proposal Schedule

To respond to the annual CSP call, a Letter of Intent is required before submitting a proposal. Letters of intent for CSP19 will only be accepted electronically and should be submitted at between February 6 and March 30, 2018. Applicants will be advised by April 16 whether to prepare a full proposal, and full proposals will be due May 30. Guidance for submitting full proposals will be included in the email notification to invited applicants.


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