The six projects, involving 75 senior scientists at 21 institutions, aim to better understand microbes and microbial communities.
The following projects will receive funding:
n Genome-Based Models to Optimize In Situ Bioremediation of Uranium and Harvesting Electrical Energy from Waste Organic Matter, led by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will receive $21.8 million over five years;
n Proteogenomic Approaches for the Molecular Characterization of Natural Microbial Communities, led by the University of California, Berkeley, will receive $10.5 million over five years;
n Dynamic Spatial Organization of Multi-Protein Complexes Controlling Microbial Polar Organization, Chromosome Replication, and Cytokinesis, led by Stanford University, will receive $17.9 million over five years;
n High Throughput Identification and Structural Characterization of Multi-Protein Complexes During Stress Response in Desulfovibrio vulgaris, led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will receive $25.8 million over five years;
n Molecular Assemblies, Genes, and Genomics Integrated Efficiently, led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will receive $12.9 million over five years; and
n An Integrated Knowledge Resource for the Shewanelle Federation, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will receive $3 million over three years.