A plan that has been on the drawing board for over a decade has become a reality. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the first 55 employees from the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek join the Lab’s main site on the hill by moving into the recently completed Integrative Genomics Building, or IGB. The rest of the JGI and KBase staff will move in waves, with all scheduled to be in the IGB by the end of the year.
The IGB is the first building in the Biosciences campus in the heart of the Lab’s 202-acres, with easy access to researchers at other onsite National User Facilities such as NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source.
The reality of consolidating some Biosciences staff and programs began in 2017 when the ground was broken for the construction of the IGB. The plan was announced to the community, and you can watch a time-lapse video version of the construction and a photo essay of the IGB’s official dedication earlier this year.