The EcoFAB initiative will create a new center for world-class ecological research. Led by EGSB, EcoFAB will involve close collaborations with researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute and in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area. A cross-functional team of biologists, geologists, and ecologists from Berkeley Lab will provide critical new insights into ecosystem processes through the creation of controlled model ecosystems in which microorganisms and host responses can be monitored in response to additional or changing variables.
The mission of ENIGMA is to support the development of laboratory and computational tools that link the molecular functions within individual microbes to the integrated activities of microbial communities as they interact with their environment.
KBase is an open platform for comparative functional genomics and systems biology for microbes, plants and their communities, and for sharing results and methods with other scientists. Berkeley Lab is the lead institution in a partnership comprised of Argonne, Brookhaven, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
The OpenMSI project will allow broad use of mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) to researchers by providing a web-based gateway for management and storage of MSI data, the visualization of the hyper-dimensional contents of the data, and the statistical analysis. OpenMSI uses the advanced, high-performance compute resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) to make advanced mass spectrometry imaging accessible.