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

Seminar Series

A runner starting a track covered with letters of A T C G, start line with double helix and letters of H G POctober 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 kicks off on December 3 with a panel discussion that will include the key NHGRI leadership during the Human Genome Project. Other speakers will follow in early 2016, as shown below. The lectures take place on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater in Building 10 on the main NIH campus; they will also be videorecorded and made available on our GenomeTV channel on YouTube. All seminars are free and open to the public.

 

 

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

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

Video Playlist

  • 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
    Video
  • January 28, 2016
  • Genomics Grows Up: What Have We Learned during the Past 25 Years?
    Maynard Olson, Ph.D.
    University of Washington
    Video
  • 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
    Video
  • April 28, 2016
  • From BAC Clones to Cancer Genomes: The Role of the HGP in Launching a Career in Science
    Marco Marra, Ph.D
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    Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
    Video
  • May 26, 2016
  • The Genome is for Life
    David Bentley, D.Phil.

    Illumina
    Video

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

For more information please contact:

Kris Wetterstrand
E-mail: wettersk@mail.nih.gov

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Last Updated: September 5, 2016