Main goals of BuG ReMeDEE initiative are:

  • Establish multidisciplinary, interjurisdictional infrastructure to investigate complex biogeochemical mechanisms behind methane cycling in extreme environments
  • Facilitate collaboration among investigators across disciplines and across three jurisdictions to coalesce Genome-to-Phenome (GtP) expertise
  • Edit genomes of novel methanotrophs for phenotypic improvement in methane uptake, oxidation and its conversion into useful products (bioelectricity and polyhydroxyalkanoates)
  • Recruit eminent researchers, faculty, and students to increase competitiveness in GtP research at the three institutions
  • Develop career pathways for junior faculty and research scientists, graduate students and under-represented Native American students.