James_HenriksenJames is a bioinformatician and environmental microbiologist at AgBiome who is fascinated with computational analysis and microbial diversity. Early in his graduate work in microbiology at the University of Georgia, he realized that the programming he did for fun could also be a powerful research tool. For the last 6 years at the DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory, the Microbial Diversity course at MBL in Woods Hole, and the University of Illinois, James has applied state-of-the-art bioinformatics, genomics, and metagenomics to classical environmental sampling, enrichment, and culturing to enable new discoveries and applications. When not busy building tools to analyze huge datasets and create biotech solutions, James hacks on microelectronics, beer brewing, and classic motorcycles.