The nominating institute Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the breakthrough:

Mouncey’s Joint Genome Institute has partners worldwide to facilitate access to groundbreaking genomic technologies. These characterise plants and microbes and their environmental interactions, and ultimately address grand challenges in bioenergy, nutrient cycling, and biogeochemistry. Through community collaborations, the JGI team of over 280 staff – a synergy of scientific, computational and operational disciplines – helps elucidate complex metabolic pathways, microbiomes, and ecosystems, and enable open discovery science.