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Genomics Cannot be Done Alone: Working together for a better world

When Nov 09, 2012
from 04:10 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 1005 GBSF, Genome Center Auditorium, UC Davis
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** Special Seminar Announcement **

Dr. Huanming (Henry) Yang
Chairman, BGI

Genomics Cannot be Done Alone: Working together for a better world

Friday, November 9, 4:10 - 5:00 pm
1005 GBSF, Genome Center Auditorium, UC Davis

reception to follow

Hosted by the Office of Research and
The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

This presentation by Huanming Yang, Ph.D., co-founder and chairman of BGI—formerly known as the Beijing Genomics Institute—provides an overview of the past, present, and future of BGI. Dr. Yang reviews the origins of BGI with the sequencing of 1% of the Human Genome Project at a time when China was unrecognized in genomic sciences. He describes the significant impact that BGI’s first-ever sequencing and sharing of the entire rice genome had on advancing rice research and its potential impact on global health. Additional breakthrough sequencing projects completed by BGI, many conducted in collaboration with the global research community, are presented. Professor Yang emphasizes BGI’s mission of sharing its extensive next-generation sequencing capacity and bioinformatics capabilities with the goal of promoting the advancement and application of global genomics.

Please RSVP your participation in this event to ocr@ucdavis.edu

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