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: Professor Aying Zhang and Adjunct Professor Henrik Scheller (David Galvez photo)

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.

UC Berkeley Microgarden

Oscillatoria from the Microgarden
Welcome to the Microgarden

The microgarden is an algal and fungal culture collection initially established by Professor Ralph Emerson at...