Lecture: George Church "Multiplexing Technologies for Virology, Immunology..."

Event Details

March 25, 2019
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S331

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Larry Schwartz
413-545-2435

George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, will present the 2019 Kaulenas Lecture.

The title of his talk is: Multiplexing Technologies for Virology, Immunology & Developmental Biology.

Professor Church has co-authored more than 500 papers, 143 patent publications & the book Regenesis.  He is the Director of  PersonalGenomes.org, which provides the world's only open-access information on human Genomic, Environmental & Trait data (GET). His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first methods for direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing & barcoding. These led to the first genome sequence (pathogen, Helicobacter pylori) in  1994.  His innovations have contributed to nearly all "next generation" DNA sequencing methods and companies (CGI-BGI, Life, Illumina, Nanopore). This plus his lab's work on chip-DNA-synthesis, gene editing and stem cell engineering resulted in founding additional application-based companies spanning fields of medical diagnostics & synthetic biology / therapeutics.  His honors include election to NAS & NAE & Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science.

 

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The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.

Event Category

Lecture/Talk Biology