Craig Venter is Coming to Town

Speaker for the 10th Higuchi Memorial Lecture Series at KU

Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and President, J. Craig Venter Institute will be in town Thursday, May 1, 2008.

9:30 am – “Genomics: From Humans to the Environment”
Scientific Presentation –
130 Budig Hall

5:30 pm – “A Genomic View of Life”
Public Presentation – Woodruff Auditorium (Kansas Union)

During this past year Craig Venter has publish his autobiography A Life Decoded: My Genome, My Life. It is a good read, and a different perspective on the sequencing of the human genome than you may have seen in the Nova’s Cracking the Code of Life or read in Nobel laureate John Sulston’s The Common Thread (a good read too).

I hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it because you’re too busy celebrating with the workers of the world, you can view a recent lecture of Craig’s at Oxford, Genomics: From Humans to the Environment, or view/listen to interviews at or the Guardian (a number to choose from).



Author: Eric Kessler

I am a high school teacher in the Blue Valley School District who has taught a Bioscience Research course at the district's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) since 2010. Previous to this teaching gig I was at Blue Valley North High School where I taught freshman Biology and Honors Biology, Field Biology, Zoology, and AP Biology for the past 18 years.