Bioscience: Bioenergy, Biosecurity, and Health
- Bioscience Division»
- Environmental Microbiology»
- Biosecurity and Health»
- Genomics and Systems Biology»
The fate and security of human health and progress are inextricably tied to humanity’s relationship with plants, animals, and the environment.
At Los Alamos, scientists and engineers are working to unlock many of the mechanisms found in nature to improve humanity’s ability to battle diseases, create new forms of environmentally friendly and abundant energy, bolster human and animal immune systems, and improve agriculture to facilitate the growing of crops for food.
Bioscience research also plays a critical role in America’s national security. Scientific efforts at Los Alamos include finding ways to counter bioterrorism, predicting or mitigating disease epidemics and pandemics, and creating sustainable energy for a secure future. For these reasons, bioscience plays a critical role in Los Alamos’ ability to address many of the nation’s health and security concerns.