Biosciences Division Announcements


Research team led by Dan Jacobson named finalists for Gordon Bell Prize

An ORNL team led by computational systems biologist Dan Jacobson and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility scientist Wayne Joubert is a finalist for the Gordon Bell Prize, which is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievements in high-performance computing (HPC), with an emphasis on rewarding innovations in science applications, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Jacobson’s...

Ragauskas elected Royal Society of Chemistry fellow

Art Ragauskas, UT-ORNL Governor's Chair for Biorefining, has been elected fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, an international community focused on advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. The Royal Society cited Ragauskas' technical achievements in green chemistry and his contributions to fundamental insights in biorefining.  

Job Posting: R&D Staff Member, Physical Biochemistry

The Biological and Nanoscale Systems Group within the Biosciences Division is seeking a full-time staff scientist to lead independent research as well as collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to advance the physical and structural characterization of biological systems. For more information, please visit

Mitchel Doktycz elected as fellow to AAAS

 (hi-res image) Mitchel Doktycz, leader of the Biological and Nanoscale Systems Group in the Biosciences Division, was elected by the AAAS section on biological sciences for “distinguished contributions to the field of biological sciences, particularly advancing the use of nanotechnologies for characterizing and interfacing to biological systems.” Doktycz is also a researcher...

ORNL team wins INCITE Award to study co-evolutionary networks in poplar

 (hi-res image)   The Department of Energy’s Office of Science has awarded a cross-disciplinary team  at Oak Ridge National Laboratory with 70 million hours on the Titan supercomputer for a project titled, “Co-evolutionary Networks: From Genome to 3D Proteome.” The project is one of 33 new awards made through the DOE Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and...

DOE Funds Center for Bioenergy Innovation at ORNL

The Center for Bioenergy Innovation, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was one of four bioenergy research centers chosen by DOE in July to advance a new biobased economy with the production of fuels and other products directly from nonfood biomass. 

Davison awarded Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Fellowship

Brian Davison was recently awarded a Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Fellowshop. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Plant Systems Biology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is one of the world’s premier centers for research and development. At ORNL, unique facilities for R&D are used both for technology development and for fundamental investigations in the basic sciences that underpin the technology work. We are seeking a Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Scientist to work with a diverse group of scientists passionate...

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biogeochemistry of soil nitrous oxide emissions

The Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to support a new project to understand the microbial contributions to pulsed nitrous oxide emissions from soils that often occur in response to drought-rewetting and freeze-thaw events. The selected candidate will design and utilize controlled soil mesocosm and field-based experiments to measure N2O...