UPCOMING EVENT: Beyond the Human Genome Sequence: Entering the Era of Genomic Medicine

April 1, 2007

You are invited to attend an insightful discussion by one of today’s leaders in genomics, Dr. Eric Green.This event is free of charge, presented by Genome BC.

Date: Thursday, April 12

Time: 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Location: Science World at Telus World of Science

1455 Quebec Street

About the Speaker:

Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D. is the Scientific Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, a position he has held since 2002. In addition, he serves as Chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch (since 1996) and Director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (since 1997).

Dr. Green received his B.S. degree in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981, and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in 1987. Since the early 1990s, Dr. Green’s research program has been at the forefront of efforts to map, sequence, and understand eukaryotic genomes. His work included significant, start-to-finish involvement in the Human Genome Project. More recently, Dr. Green established a program in comparative genomics that involves the generation and comparative analyses of sequences from targeted genomic regions in multiple evolutionarily diverse species. His laboratory has directly utilized its own mapping and sequence data to identify and characterize several human disease genes, including those implicated in certain forms of hereditary deafness, vascular disease, and inherited peripheral neuropathy.

For more information and to register for this event, visit the GenomeBC website.

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