Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

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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.