Please join us for our next seminar Wednesday, January 25, at noon in the HudsonAlpha auditorium featuring Dr. Eric D. Green.

Green, MD, PhD, is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a position he has held since late 2009. NHGRI is the largest organization in the world solely dedicated to genomics research. Previously, he served as the NHGRI scientific director from 2002 to 2009, chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch from 1996 to 2009, and director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center from 1997 to 2009.

In 2011, Dr. Green led NHGRI to the completion of a strategic planning process that yielded a new vision for the future of genomics research, entitled “Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside” (Nature 470:204-213, 2011). Since that time, he has led the Institute in broadening its research mission, which has included designing and launching a number of major programs to accelerate the application of genomics to medical care. Beyond NHGRI-specific programs, Dr. Green has also played an instrumental leadership role in the development of a number of high-profile efforts relevant to genomics, including the Smithsonian-NHGRI exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program, the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy, and the U.S. Precision Medicine Initiative.

Visit the director’s page at NHGRI.

Dr. Howard Jacob will host next week’s seminar.

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