Jay Keasling Receives Humboldt Award
Jay Keasling, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), is the recipient of a 2023 Humboldt Research Award. He was recognized for his achievements and expertise in biochemistry, genetics of microorganisms, and applied microbiology. Keasling was nominated by his long-time collaborator Lars M. Blank, Director of the Institute of Applied Microbiology at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
DOE Renews Funding for JBEI
The Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), was selected as one of four Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Research Centers (BRC) to be awarded a combined total of $590 million to support innovative research on biofuels and bioproducts.
Two Researchers to Represent JBEI at Bay Area Research SLAM
Two JBEI postdoctoral fellows from two different JBEI partner institutions will compete at the Bay Area Research SLAM
Pamela Ronald Awarded 2022 Wolf Prize in Agriculture
Pamela Ronald, JBEI's Director of Grass Genetics in the Feedstocks Division and a biologist faculty scientist in the Biosciences Area's Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division (EGSB), has been awarded the 2022 Wolf Prize in Agriculture. The prestigious international science prizes are awarded annually to scientists whose work provides exceptional contributions to humanity.