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Argonne’s Biosciences Division seeks to use state-of-the-art technology to conduct multidisciplinary basic research that will increase our understanding of the fundamental molecular mechanisms of life.

The Biosciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory conducts multidisciplinary research on fundamental biological processes focusing on environmental microbiology, microbial evolution, and synthetic biology. Underlying this is an emphasis on the control, management and evolution of information in biological systems and how to manipulate that information enabling important advances in environmental protection and remediation, energy production and sustainability, and human health and welfare.