Jizhong (Joe) Zhou, 2014

Biological and Environmental Sciences: For seminal discoveries advancing understanding in environmental functional genomics and microbial ecology systems, and for innovative development of metagenomics technologies.

Jizhong (Joe) Zhou is honored for his outstanding accomplishments in environmental genomics and microbial ecology, including the development of innovative metagenomics technologies for environmental sciences, for groundbreaking discoveries to understand the feedbacks, mechanisms, and fundamental principles of microbial systems in response to environmental change, and for transformative leadership to elucidate microbial ecological networks and to link microbial biodiversity with ecosystem functions.

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