Skip to Content »

 Eric Green

A historical perspective on the human genome project and the concurrent birth of genomics

April 12, 2007, 7:00pm

NIH National Human Genome Research Institute

Eric Green

The first human genome sequence was published in April 2003. Since that
time, scientists from many disciplines have begun to develop
applications for predicting how medical treatments will affect individuals.

Internationally-renowned Dr. Eric Green, of the National Human Genome
Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,
Maryland, will discuss his ongoing research. His work focuses on
unraveling the complexities of genome function through large-scale
comparative genomics, and seeks to understand the genetic basis for
certain human diseases. To date, his group has identified genes
associated with hereditary deafness, vascular disease, cancer, and
neurological disease.

About the speaker
Reporting directly to Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Eric Green is the
Scientific Director of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) at the
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The DIR is a focal
point at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for genome research and
maintains core facilities that serve as a resource for the entire NIH
intramural research community. In addition, Dr. Green 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 includes significant,
start-to-finish involvement in the Human Genome Project.

co-sponsored with Genome BC

***Register online:

Science World
1455 Quebec Street

Start Date: 04/12/2007
Start Time: 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
End Time: 8:30pm