UH Manoa Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes genomic research scientist J. Craig Venter

Free public lecture scheduled at Campus Center Thursday, January 25

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
David Baker, (808) 956-9405
Department of English
Posted: Jan 16, 2007

The UH Manoa Distinguished Lecture Series inaugurates its Centennial year program this month with a presentation by J. Craig Venter, regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st Century for his invaluable contributions in genomic research and one of the country‘s most frequently-cited scientists.

Venter‘s presentation, entitled "The Ocean Genome: A Key to Earth‘s Habitability," is scheduled for UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25. The event is free and open to the public.

Venter is Founder, Chairman and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit, research and support organization dedicated to human, Microbial, Plant and Environmental genomic research, the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics, and to seeking alternative energy solutions through Genomics.

His visit to the Manoa campus is co-sponsored by the Department of Oceanography and the John A. Burns School of Medicine and includes a non-public seminar presentation at the medical school.

More information about this month‘s presentation and the Centennial year series may be found on the Web at http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/dls.

A UH Manoa Centennial Celebration event!

For more information, visit: http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/dls