Lecture: George Church "Multiplexing Technologies for Virology, Immunology..."
March 25, 2019
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
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.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.