A science focus area (SFA) is a research project funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) to further scientific advancement and support the DOE’s Office of Science mission. The LANL Bacterial-Fungal Interactions SFA driven by Patrick Chain at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) aims to address some of the knowledge gaps around bacterial-fungal interactions within the soil. The researchers are using a multi-omics approach to gain a predictive understanding of the bacterial-fungal interactions. This work will shed light on how microbial interactions in soil affect ecosystem services such as plant productivity, nutrient cycling, and carbon flux.
SFA Manager/PI for LANL: Patrick Chain1
SFA Contact: Patrick Chain1
KBase Contact: Paramvir Dehal5,6
Lead Developers: Mark Flynn1 and Chien-Chi Lo1
Participating Scientists: David Bruce1, Jean Challcombe1, James Werner1, Armand Dichosa1, Po-E Li1, Migun Shakya1, Geoffrey House1, Jamey Young2, Pilar Junier3, Debora Rodrigues4
Affiliations: 1Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2Vanderbilt University, 3University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 4University of Houston, 5Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 6KBase