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J. Craig Venter, World Renowned Biologist “Human Genome Sequencing and Unlocking the Secrets of the Ocean’s Microbiome”

July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

J. CRAIG VENTER, Ph.D., Founder, CEO and Chairman, the J. Craig Venter Institute, is a biologist renowned for his contributions in genomics including sequencing the first draft human genome, the first complete diploid human genome and construction of the first synthetic bacterial cell.

He and his teams’ current research programs include continued analysis of the human genome with a focus on the intersection of the genome and all physical characteristics and how this relates to disease and health; the human microbiome; synthetic biology advances; infectious diseases; and discovering and understanding genetic diversity in the world’s oceans.

Venter is a recipient of the 2008 National Medal of Science and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of The Voyage of Sorcerer II: The Expedition That Unlocked the Secrets of the Ocean’s Microbiome (Harvard University Press, 2023), Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life (Viking, 2013) and A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life (Viking, 2007).


Here is a link to his new book:   THE VOYAGE of SORCERER II


July 28
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Islesboro Community Center
103 Pendleton Point Road
Islesboro, ME United States
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