The department is affiliated with a number of biology and research units, both on and off the UC Berkeley campus. Many of the faculty at PMB hold joint appointments at these institutions, including:
Joint Bioenergy Institute JBEI - a San Francisco Bay Area scientific partnership to advance biofuels development – liquid fuels derived from the solar energy stored in plant biomass.
Energy Biosciences Institute EBI - A collaboration between UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and British Petroleum dedicated to biofuels research.
California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences QB3 - QB3’s mission is to stimulate innovative life science to keep us healthy, sustain our environment and grow the economy. It is a collaboration between UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz.
Joint Genome Insitute JGI - a Department of Energy endeavor devoted to advances in bioenergy and environmental research.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory LBNL - Part of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the University of California, LBNL conducts unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. The lab is located above UC Berkeley and employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students.
Plant Gene Expression Center PGEC - The PGEC conducts fundamental research in plant molecular biology and is a unique partnership between the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.