Delaware Biotechnology Institute scientists use molecular and cellular methods to address important problems related to energy and the environment. Innovative work that programs microorganisms to produce next generation fuels and commonly used chemical from renewable resources leads to a more sustainable future. We are also exploring how microbes function in the environment and in biogeochemical cycles. Moreover, we are discovering some of the spectacular biology and chemistry that viruses perform in our planet’s oceans in addition to helping monitor changes in ocean temperatures. Many of these efforts rely on the latest technologies for genome sequencing as well as on the expertise of computer scientists.