As the Biosciences Division Director, Philippe Noirot is responsible for ensuring that the division’s staff, principal investigators and research groups all effectively communicate with each other and develop ideas and programs that are aligned with the U. S. Department of Energy/Biological and Environmental Research’s mission, with these efforts important for long-term funding and growth of the division. With his own work, Noirot has continued with a research focus on genetic engineering of undomesticated soil bacteria.
Andrzej Joachimiak is an expert in synchrotron-based X-ray crystallography and structural biology. At Argonne, he has made significant contributions to the high-throughput crystallography using synchrotron radiation and the development of state-of-the-art facilities for macromolecular crystallography. The development and integration of the novel synchrotron beamlines, exploitation of the anomalous signal-based phasing methods in the third-generation environment and integration of hardware and software at the Structural Biology Center beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source contributed very strongly to the enhanced efficiency of such facilities worldwide.
Ken is an expert in the application of synchrotron x-ray radiation to address questions in biogeochemistry and environmental science, with an emphasis on coupled biotic-abiotic interactions and the role of the microbe-mineral microenvironment in effecting the transformations of contaminant metals and radionuclides.
Senior Computational Biologist/Deputy Director Biology
Folker Meyer is a computational biologist at Argonne National Laboratory and a senior fellow at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. He is also the associate division director of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology at Argonne National Laboratory.