ESD has recently released a video on its Genomes-to-Watershed project at DOE’s Rifle, CO, site. In this video, Susan Hubbard (Project Lead for SFA 2.0 and ESD Director) gives an overview of the project and its mission.
Highlighted on the new Microbes to Biomes Website is the ESD-led project involving harnessing the soil microbiome for food and fuel security, with ESD’s Eoin Brodie and Peter Nico as primary investigators.
Neslihan Tas recently learned that she had been appointed to the editorial board of the FEMS Microbiology Ecology journal, published by Wiley-Oxford University Press. The appointment is for a renewable 3-year term.
A KQED Science’s Deep Look article and video describes how Berkeley Lab ESD scientists are developing new geophysical approaches to investigating the Arctic subsurface and its impact on the future of Earth’s climate.
Harry Beller recently led the refinement of an engineered strain of E. coli that can convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ketones, a promising source of clean, green, and renewable blending agents for diesel fuel.
Alexander Probst and Jillian Banfield were part of a group of scientists that documented the ecology and physiology of a novel uncultivated archaeon that may be key to the subsurface carbon cycle.
Cyclotron Road innovator Deepak Dugar will be working with Steve Singer toward developing the next generation of biocatalysts and processes for converting renewable feedstocks into chemicals and fuels at a competitive price.
ESD’s Giovanni Birarda and others recently investigated the microbiome relatedness of subsurface biofilms within two sulfidic springs in Germany—the results of which provide insight into the dynamics of subsurface microbial life.
ESD’s Harry Beller, Peter Nico, and colleagues studied chromate bioremediation and found that the bulk redox status and biogeochemical regime do not necessarily control the final product of Cr(VI) reduction.
The U.C. Global Food Initiative, extensively supported by ESD environmental and climate programs within Berkeley Lab, is inviting applications for a student fellowship opportunity. Applications are due October 1, 2014.