Joint Genome Institute

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Berkeley, California
Company size: 3000
Anticipated number of internship positions: 1

Opportunity for remote/virtual internship in 2022: TBD

About JGI

The Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a national user facility located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is committed to advancing genomics in support of DOE missions related to clean energy generation and environmental characterization and cleanup. The JGI provides integrated high-throughput sequencing, DNA synthesis, metabolomics and computational analysis to enable systems- based scientific approaches to these challenges. The JGI promotes a diverse and vibrant research community dedicated to enabling large-scale scientific advances in a collaborative, inclusive environment.

The group under which the student would be working has been working on diverse synthetic biology research projects. These research projects include engineering non-model yeasts for production of fuels, chemicals, and composite material synthesis, engineering of microbiomes associated with plants, development of self-driving DBTL cycle, protein engineering of aminotransferase.

Internship Project Description

(Updated 12/13/2022)

We would like to develop large-scale genomics and phenomics data resources to dissect and understand genetic variations underlying certain industrially relevant phenotypes.