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Integrated Knowledgebase to Aid Energy Research

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Scientists at Brookhaven Lab along with collaborators at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Yale University have embarked on a Department of Energy-wide effort to create, out of many separate streams of biological information, a single, integrated cyber-"knowledgebase" (called Kbase for short) focused specifically on plants and microbes.

This systems biology knowledgebase will be a unique resource, bringing together multiple research communities and empowering them with computational tools to address fundamental biological questions in support of DOE missions such as the production of biofuels, sequestering carbon in the ecosystem, and cleaning up environmental pollution. Combining information about plants, microbes, and the complex biomolecular interactions that take place inside these organisms into Kbase will greatly enhance scientists’ ability to access and share data.

2011-2680  |  INT/EXT  |  Media & Communications Office

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