Press Releases & Advisories
First Minimal Synthetic Bacterial Cell Designed and Constructed by Scientists at Venter Institute and Synthetic Genomics, Inc.
Cell, JCVI-syn3.0, was minimized to just 473 genes
Global effort produces first cross-species genomic analysis of Leptospira, a bacterium that can cause disease – and death – in targeted mammals, including humans
Venter Institute, International Team of Researchers Publish Paper Outlining Key Genes in Toxoplasma gondii Strains that Contribute to Virulence
T. gondii, one of the most prevalent parasites affecting mammals, infects more than 1 billion people worldwide
NIH-funded study could lead to new tick control methods
A new method for testing bacteria in wounds, published in Wound Repair and Regeneration, could lead to lower health care costs, minimize drug resistance, and improve patient outcomes
$52,000 awarded to Dr. Richard Scheuermann for MS Research JCVI’s Innovation Fund has awarded $52,000 to JCVI’s Dr. Richard Scheuermann, Ph.D., Director of Informatics, to support a pilot study testing the hypothesis that...
Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome, a bilingual exhibition that explores the complex microbiome that lives in the human body, to open at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
The traveling exhibition was created in partnership between the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Opening on January 30, 2016, in the Fleet's main exhibit gallery.