Joint Genome Institute (JGI) 5-Year Strategic Plan

New Vision, New Mission, New Plan: JGI’s Next Five Years

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has released its newest 5-Year Strategic Plan: Innovating Genomics to Serve the Changing Planet (download a copy at This plan aligns the DOE Office of Science user facility with broader national efforts to promote and stimulate a bioeconomy, where renewable, biological resources drive processes, products, and services.

Advancing the bioeconomy will provide a wide range of benefits, but it also requires a deep understanding of biological systems. The JGI strategic plan lays out how users and the global research community will bridge fundamental knowledge gaps to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing.

As a leader in genomics for bioenergy and environmental solutions, the JGI is well-positioned to provide users with capabilities to create genomics-enabled insights into a vast range of organisms and ecosystems. These kinds of data could open opportunities along multiple avenues, including agriculture, climate modeling, novel bioproducts, and environmental remediation—all priorities identified by the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program.


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