Festvorlesung und Podiumsdiskussion

George Church, Harvard Medical School

"How new genomic technologies will impact us all"

17. September 2015, 19:00 Uhr
Festsaal, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Wien


19:00 Welcome und Introduction
19:15 Festvorlesung
20:00 Prodiumsdiskussion
20:30 Empfang

Vortrag und Podiumsdiskussion finden in Englischer Sprache statt. Publikumsfragen werden auch übersetzt.

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George Church is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of, 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“ genome sequencing methods and companies (CGI, Life, Illumina, nanopore). This plus chip-based DNA synthesis and stem cell engineering resulted in founding additional application-based companies spanning fields of medical diagnostics ( Knome, Alacris, AbVitro, Pathogenica ) & synthetic biology / therapeutics ( Joule, Gen9, Editas, Egenesis, enEvolv, WarpDrive ). 


He has also pioneered new privacy, biosafety , environmental & biosecurity policies. He is director of NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science. His honors include election to NAS & NAE & Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science. He has coauthored 370 papers, 60 patents & one book (Regenesis).

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