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Data Analytics and Optimization

ExaBiome: Exascale Solutions for Microbiome Analysis

Principal Investigator: Kathy Yelick, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Microorganisms—central players in the earth system, environmental remediation, food production, human health, occur naturally as “microbiomes,” communities of thousands of microbial species of varying abundance and diversity, each contributing to the function of the whole. Less than 1% of millions of worldwide microbe species have been isolated, cultivated, and sequenced. Collections of microbial data are growing exponentially, representing untapped information useful for environmental remediation and the manufacture of novel chemicals and medicines.