Location: Faculty Hall
Public Lecture by
Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health, USA
on January 6, 2020
Frontiers of Science Lecture organized by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
Title : Entering the Era of Genomic Medicine: Realities and Opportunities
Venue : Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Time : 4.00-5.00 pm
Dr Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) U.S.A, a position he has held since late 2009. Previously, he served as the NHGRI Scientific Director (2002-2009), Chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch (1996-2009), and Director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (1997-2009). While directing an independent research program for almost two decades, Dr. Green was at the forefront of efforts to map, sequence and understand eukaryotic genomes. His work included significant, start-to-finish involvement in the Human Genome Project. These efforts eventually blossomed into a highly productive programme in comparative genomics that provided important insights about genome structure, function and evolution. His laboratory also identified and characterized several human disease genes, including those implicated in certain forms of hereditary deafness, vascular disease and inherited peripheral neuropathy.