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A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project's Launch: Lessons Beyond the Base Pairs

Seminar Series

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National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Thursdays, 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M
Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

October 1, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project. To commemorate this anniversary in a fashion that showcases the rich history of the Human Genome Project and the field of genomics over the last quarter-century, the NHGRI History of Genomics Program is hosting a seminar series entitled "A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project's Launch: Lessons Beyond the Base Pairs." The program will feature Human Genome Project participants, who will be sharing their perspectives about the Project and how it affected their careers.

The series kicked off on December 3 with a panel discussion that will include the key NHGRI leadership during the Human Genome Project. Other speakers followed in early 2016, as shown below. The lectures took place on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater in Building 10 on the main NIH campus. They were also recorded and made available on our GenomeTV channel on YouTube. All seminars were free and open to the public.



  • December 3, 2015
  • Introductory Talk:
    A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project's Launch: Lessons Beyond the Base Pairs

    Discussants: Elke Jordan, Ph.D. and Mark Guyer, Ph.D.
    Moderator: Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D
  • January 28, 2016
  • Genomics Grows Up: What Have We Learned during the Past 25 Years?
    Maynard Olson, Ph.D.
    University of Washington
  • February 25, 2016
  • Genomes and Big Data: A Personal View
    Ewan Birney, Ph.D.
    European Bioinformatics Institute

    Video | Tweets [PDF]
  • March 24, 2016
  • Origins of the Human Genome Project: A Political History
    Bob Cook-Deegan, M.D.

    Duke University
  • April 28, 2016
  • From BAC Clones to Cancer Genomes: The Role of the HGP in Launching a Career in Science
    Marco Marra, Ph.D
    Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
  • May 26, 2016
  • The Genome is for Life
    David Bentley, D.Phil.



Video: The Impact of the Human Genome Project 25 years from its Launch
An interview with NHGRI Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D. 

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Last Updated: March 29, 2017