Persistence Control of Engineered Functions in Complex Soil Microbiome (PerCon SFA)

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The Persistence Control of Engineered Functions in Complex Soil Microbiomes Project (PerCon SFA), at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is a Genomic Sciences Program Biosystems Design Research Science Focus Area project. The PerCon SFA is exploring how environmental niches can be sculpted using the mechanisms of genome reduction and metabolic addiction to drive secure rhizosphere community design for robust biomass cropping in challenging environments.

The PNNL DataHub PerCon SFA project repository contains publication-relevant digital dataset and metadata DOI packages, enabling exploration and download of integrated experimental dataset catalogs publicly available to a global scientific community. and metadata repository allow for exploring and downloading integrated experimental biodesign omics dataset catalogs, including experimental protocols and/or workflows, raw and/or processed data, as required by the repository, and other relevant supporting materials and/or metadata required for research reproducibility and reporting. Capability data have been deposited at community recognized public database(s) where appropriate and are the recorded factual material accepted by the scientific community necessary to validate the resulting publication of information consistent with intellectual property provisions under which the publishable information was produced.

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The provided material is based upon work supported by the  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Genomic Science Program ( and is a contribution of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Secure Biosystems Design Science Focus Area "Persistence Control of Engineered Functions in Complex Soil Microbiomes" project. A portion of this research was supported by the EMSL user project award 10.46936/cpcy.proj.2021.60242/60007227, using instrument capabilities operating under the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), DOE Office of Science User Facility, sponsored by the Biological and Environmental Research program operating under Contract No. DE-AC05-76RL01830. 

RDM Curation: Lindsey Anderson (Last updated: 2022-08-19T16:46:57+00:00)

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Lindsey Anderson’s research has been dedicated to the identification and characterization of novel, targeted and non-targeted, functional metabolic interactions using a high-throughput systems biology and computational biology approach. Her expertise in functional metabolism and multidisciplinary...

Biography Dr. Pubudu Handakumbura is the lead on the Plant and Ecosystem Phenotyping team in PNNL’s Environmental Molecular Sciences Division and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) user program. She has extensive experience in advanced molecular biology techniques, genetic...

Publications: 2018 Khan NE, Y Maezato, RS McClure, CJ Brislawn, JM Mobberley, NG Isern, WB Chrisler, LM Markillie, BM Barney, HS Song, WC Nelson, and HC Bernstein. 2018. "Phenotypic responses to interspecies competition and commensalism in a naturally-derived microbial co-culture." Scientific...

Dr. Jason McDermott, senior research scientist, has extensive research experience in molecular and structural virology and data resource design, data integration and prediction of biological networks, bridging experimental and computational biology. Currently, his research interests include data...

Janet Jansson is Chief Scientist for Biology in the Biological Sciences Division and a Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Jansson has more than 30 years of experience in microbial ecology. Jansson earned an Soil Microbiology at Colorado State University...

Dr. Nelson’s background is in genomic analysis of microbial organisms. He spent 10 years at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), first as a data analyst and then as the team lead for Microbial Annotation. He was involved in some of the earliest bacterial genome sequencing projects, including...

Biography Ernesto Nakayasu is a senior research scientist focused on understanding molecular mechanisms of diseases. Nakayasu has been applying systems biology and mass spectrometry-based omics measurements to study how pathogens and metabolic alterations cause human diseases; the goal is to...

PerCon SFA, Co-Investigator Vivian Lin earned her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley with Professor Chris Chang, developing fluorescent probes for imaging redox active small molecules. Afterward, she traveled to Switzerland for a postdoctoral fellowship in the...

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