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Fred Kavli Science at the Frontiers Lecture: Dr. J. Craig Venter

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Join Dr. Venter, one of the leading scientists of the 21st century, to learn more about human longevity and the potential for extending the healthy, high-performance human life span. He will use examples to describe how linking phenotype, clinical data, and genome sequencing discoveries may be used to revolutionize medicine. He will further describe how to develop successful collaborative strategies to partner with industry, pharmaceutics, academia, government, insurance companies, and others to advance precision medicine. In addition to his role at HLI, Dr. Venter is founder, chairman, and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit research organization with approximately 250 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic, and environmental genomic research, and the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics. Dr. Venter and his team at JCVI continue to blaze new trails in genomics. They have sequenced and analyzed hundreds of genomes, and have published numerous important papers covering such areas as environmental genomics, the first complete diploid human genome, and the groundbreaking advance in creating the first self-replicating bacterial cell constructed entirely with synthetic DNA. Dr. Venter is also co-founder, executive chairman, and co-chief scientist of Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company focused on developing products and solutions using synthetic genomics technologies.