2017 Community Science Program allocations announced

Proposed research by Joerg Bohlmann, a professor at UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories, was selected for the 2017 Community Science Program of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Science Magazine reported.

Bohlmann wants to sequence the genes of conifers.

He has targeted the genomes and transcriptomes of the common yew and western red cedar, along with the transcriptome of the Jeffrey pine, all candidate bioenergy feedstocks.