Black Tie Opening Celebration
Step into the Genome
Thank you to our sponsors and all who attended our opening fundraiser event. Stay tuned for our next gala event in 2014.
The beautiful steel, wood and concrete J. Craig Venter Institute building, designed by ZGF Architects and constructed by McCarthy Building Companies on the University of California, San Diego campus, will be the first true carbon neutral biological laboratory in the world. The 45,000 square foot facility will embody the philosophies of much of the genomic research that will take place inside the building. Our scientists are conducting human genomic sequencing and analysis, human microbiome investigations, synthetic genomic research as well as environmental and single cell genomics to explore the vast unseen world of microbes living in and around us.
To commemorate the opening of this remarkable building we are hosting a black tie gala event. Special musical guests, delightful roving visual entertainment and delicious food and specialty drinks will tantalize you as you party in this unique building while learning about our groundbreaking science.
The JCVI is a not-for-profit research institute in Rockville, MD and San Diego, CA dedicated to the advancement of the science of genomics; the understanding of its implications for society; and communication of those results to the scientific community, the public, and policymakers. Founded by J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., the JCVI is home to approximately 300 scientists and staff with expertise in human and evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics/informatics, information technology, high-throughput DNA sequencing, genomic and environmental policy research, and public education in science and science policy. Today’s JCVI was formed through the merger of several legacy organizations, including The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), founded in 1992. The JCVI is a 501(c)(3) organization.