J. Craig Venter, PhD

Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer

J. Craig Venter, PhD, is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable contributions to genomic research. Dr. Venter is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit, research organization with approximately 200 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic and environmental genomic research, and the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics.

Dr. Venter also is a co-founder of Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) and Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI). SGI is a privately held company developing products and solutions including sustainable bio-fuels, vaccines, biotherapeutics and transplantable organs. HLI is a genomic-based, health intelligence company empowering proactive healthcare.

Dr. Venter began his formal education after a tour of duty as a Navy Corpsman in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. After earning both a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of California at San Diego, he was appointed professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In 1984, he moved to the National Institutes of Health campus where he developed Expressed Sequence Tags or ESTs, a revolutionary new strategy for rapid gene discovery.

In 1992, Dr. Venter founded The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR, now part of JCVI), a not-for-profit research institute, where in 1995 he and his team decoded the genome of the first free-living organism, the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae, using his new whole genome shotgun technique.

In 1998, Dr. Venter founded Celera Genomics to sequence the human genome using new tools and techniques he and his team developed. This research culminated with the February 2001 publication of the human genome in the journal, Science. He and his team at Celera also sequenced the fruit fly, mouse and rat genomes.

Dr. Venter and his team at JCVI continue to blaze new trails in genomics. They have sequenced and analyzed hundreds of genomes, and have published numerous important papers covering such areas as environmental genomics, the first complete diploid human genome, and the groundbreaking advance in creating the first self-replicating bacterial cell constructed entirely with synthetic DNA.

Dr. Venter is one of the most frequently cited scientists, and the author of more than 280 research articles. He is also the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, public honors, and scientific awards, including the 2008 United States National Medal of Science, the 2002 Gairdner Foundation International Award, the 2001 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize and the King Faisal International Award for Science. Dr. Venter is a member of numerous prestigious scientific organizations including the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Society for Microbiology.

Publications

Precision medicine integrating whole-genome sequencing, comprehensive metabolomics, and advanced imaging.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2020-02-11; 117.6: 3053-3062.
PMID: 31980526
An unsupervised learning approach to identify novel signatures of health and disease from multimodal data.
Genome medicine. 2020-01-10; 12.1: 7.
PMID: 31924279
Interplay between the human gut microbiome and host metabolism.
Nature communications. 2019-10-03; 10.1: 4505.
PMID: 31582752
Gut Microbiome-Based Metagenomic Signature for Non-invasive Detection of Advanced Fibrosis in Human Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Cell metabolism. 2019-09-03; 30.3: 607.
PMID: 31484056
Functional characterization of 3D protein structures informed by human genetic diversity.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2019-04-30; 116.18: 8960-8965.
PMID: 30988206
Profound Perturbation of the Metabolome in Obesity Is Associated with Health Risk.
Cell metabolism. 2019-02-05; 29.2: 488-500.e2.
PMID: 30318341
Direct transfer of a Mycoplasma mycoides genome to yeast is enhanced by removal of the mycoides glycerol uptake factor gene glpF.
ACS synthetic biology. 2019-01-15;
PMID: 30645947
Response to Whiffin et al.
American journal of human genetics. 2019-01-03; 104.1: 186.
PMID: 30609405
Novel insight into the genetic basis of high-altitude pulmonary hypertension in Kyrgyz highlanders.
European journal of human genetics : EJHG. 2019-01-01; 27.1: 150-159.
PMID: 30254217
Tuning Gene Activity by Inducible and Targeted Regulation of Gene Expression in Minimal Bacterial Cells.
ACS synthetic biology. 2018-06-15; 7.6: 1538-1552.
PMID: 29786424
Identification of Misclassified ClinVar Variants via Disease Population Prevalence.
American journal of human genetics. 2018-04-05; 102.4: 609-619.
PMID: 29625023
Precision medicine screening using whole-genome sequencing and advanced imaging to identify disease risk in adults.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2018-04-03; 115.14: 3686-3691.
PMID: 29555771
Microbial metagenome of urinary tract infection.
Scientific reports. 2018-03-12; 8.1: 4333.
PMID: 29531289
The human noncoding genome defined by genetic diversity.
Nature genetics. 2018-03-01; 50.3: 333-337.
PMID: 29483654
Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Use Modifies the Sulfation of Sex Hormones.
EBioMedicine. 2018-02-15; 28.316-323.
PMID: 29398597
Genetic risk, dysbiosis, and treatment stratification using host genome and gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease.
Clinical and translational gastroenterology. 2018-01-18; 9.1: e132.
PMID: 29345635
Human gene essentiality.
Nature reviews. Genetics. 2018-01-01; 19.1: 51-62.
PMID: 29082913
Identification of individuals by trait prediction using whole-genome sequencing data.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2017-09-19; 114.38: 10166-10171.
PMID: 28874526
Fast and accurate HLA typing from short-read next-generation sequence data with xHLA.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2017-07-25; 114.30: 8059-8064.
PMID: 28674023
Gut Microbiome-Based Metagenomic Signature for Non-invasive Detection of Advanced Fibrosis in Human Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Cell metabolism. 2017-05-02; 25.5: 1054-1062.e5.
PMID: 28467925
Utilization of defined microbial communities enables effective evaluation of meta-genomic assemblies.
BMC genomics. 2017-04-13; 18.1: 296.
PMID: 28407798
Whole-genome sequencing identifies common-to-rare variants associated with human blood metabolites.
Nature genetics. 2017-04-01; 49.4: 568-578.
PMID: 28263315
The Human Microbiome and Cancer.
Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2017-04-01; 10.4: 226-234.
PMID: 28096237
The blood DNA virome in 8,000 humans.
PLoS pathogens. 2017-03-22; 13.3: e1006292.
PMID: 28328962
Deep sequencing of 10,000 human genomes.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016-10-18; 113.42: 11901-11906.
PMID: 27702888
A robust ambient temperature collection and stabilization strategy: Enabling worldwide functional studies of the human microbiome.
Scientific reports. 2016-08-25; 6.31731.
PMID: 27558918
One step engineering of the small-subunit ribosomal RNA using CRISPR/Cas9.
Scientific reports. 2016-08-04; 6.30714.
PMID: 27489041
Dynamics of an Aging Genome.
Cell metabolism. 2016-06-14; 23.6: 949-950.
PMID: 27304490
Library preparation methodology can influence genomic and functional predictions in human microbiome research.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2015-11-10; 112.45: 14024-9.
PMID: 26512100
The Sequence of the Human Genome.
Clinical chemistry. 2015-09-01; 61.9: 1207-8.
PMID: 26185218
Bacterial genome reduction using the progressive clustering of deletions via yeast sexual cycling.
Genome research. 2015-03-01; 25.3: 435-44.
PMID: 25654978
Synthetic biology: Construction of a yeast chromosome.
Nature. 2014-05-08; 509.7499: 168-9.
PMID: 24805340
Transferring whole genomes from bacteria to yeast spheroplasts using entire bacterial cells to reduce DNA shearing.
Nature protocols. 2014-04-01; 9.4: 743-50.
PMID: 24603933
Rescue of mutant fitness defects using in vitro reconstituted designer transposons in Mycoplasma mycoides.
Frontiers in microbiology. 2014-01-01; 5.369.
PMID: 25101070
Assembly of eukaryotic algal chromosomes in yeast.
Journal of biological engineering. 2013-12-10; 7.1: 30.
PMID: 24325901
Direct transfer of whole genomes from bacteria to yeast.
Nature methods. 2013-05-01; 10.5: 410-2.
PMID: 23542886
Sequence analysis of a complete 1.66 Mb Prochlorococcus marinus MED4 genome cloned in yeast.
Nucleic acids research. 2012-11-01; 40.20: 10375-83.
PMID: 22941652
Assembly of large, high G+C bacterial DNA fragments in yeast.
ACS synthetic biology. 2012-07-20; 1.7: 267-73.
PMID: 23651249
Chemical synthesis of the mouse mitochondrial genome.
Nature methods. 2010-11-01; 7.11: 901-3.
PMID: 20935651
Creating bacterial strains from genomes that have been cloned and engineered in yeast.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 2009-09-25; 325.5948: 1693-6.
PMID: 19696314
Discovery of [NiFe] hydrogenase genes in metagenomic DNA: cloning and heterologous expression in Thiocapsa roseopersicina.
Applied and environmental microbiology. 2009-09-01; 75.18: 5821-30.
PMID: 19633107
Enzymatic assembly of DNA molecules up to several hundred kilobases.
Nature methods. 2009-05-01; 6.5: 343-5.
PMID: 19363495
A systems biology tour de force for a near-minimal bacterium.
Molecular systems biology. 2009-01-01; 5.330.
PMID: 19953084
One-step assembly in yeast of 25 overlapping DNA fragments to form a complete synthetic Mycoplasma genitalium genome.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2008-12-23; 105.51: 20404-9.
PMID: 19073939
Complete chemical synthesis, assembly, and cloning of a Mycoplasma genitalium genome.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 2008-02-29; 319.5867: 1215-20.
PMID: 18218864
Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium, Clark AG, Eisen MB, Smith DR, Bergman CM, Oliver B, Markow TA, Kaufman TC, Kellis M, Gelbart W, Iyer VN, Pollard DA, Sackton TB, Larracuente AM, Singh ND, Abad JP, Abt DN, Adryan B, Aguade M, Akashi H, Anderson WW, Aquadro CF, Ardell DH, Arguello R, Artieri CG, Barbash DA, Barker D, Barsanti P, Batterham P, Batzoglou S, Begun D, Bhutkar A, Blanco E, Bosak SA, Bradley RK, Brand AD, Brent MR, Brooks AN, Brown RH, Butlin RK, Caggese C, Calvi BR, Bernardo de Carvalho A, Caspi A, Castrezana S, Celniker SE, Chang JL, Chapple C, Chatterji S, Chinwalla A, Civetta A, Clifton SW, Comeron JM, Costello JC, Coyne JA, Daub J, David RG, Delcher AL, Delehaunty K, Do CB, Ebling H, Edwards K, Eickbush T, Evans JD, Filipski A, Findeiss S, Freyhult E, Fulton L, Fulton R, Garcia AC, Gardiner A, Garfield DA, Garvin BE, Gibson G, Gilbert D, Gnerre S, Godfrey J, Good R, Gotea V, Gravely B, Greenberg AJ, Griffiths-Jones S, Gross S, Guigo R, Gustafson EA, Haerty W, Hahn MW, Halligan DL, Halpern AL, Halter GM, Han MV, Heger A, Hillier L, Hinrichs AS, Holmes I, Hoskins RA, Hubisz MJ, Hultmark D, Huntley MA, Jaffe DB, Jagadeeshan S, Jeck WR, Johnson J, Jones CD, Jordan WC, Karpen GH, Kataoka E, Keightley PD, Kheradpour P, Kirkness EF, Koerich LB, Kristiansen K, Kudrna D, Kulathinal RJ, Kumar S, Kwok R, Lander E, Langley CH, Lapoint R, Lazzaro BP, Lee SJ, Levesque L, Li R, Lin CF, Lin MF, Lindblad-Toh K, Llopart A, Long M, Low L, Lozovsky E, Lu J, Luo M, Machado CA, Makalowski W, Marzo M, Matsuda M, Matzkin L, McAllister B, McBride CS, McKernan B, McKernan K, Mendez-Lago M, Minx P, Mollenhauer MU, Montooth K, Mount SM, Mu X, Myers E, Negre B, Newfeld S, Nielsen R, Noor MA, O'Grady P, Pachter L, Papaceit M, Parisi MJ, Parisi M, Parts L, Pedersen JS, Pesole G, Phillippy AM, Ponting CP, Pop M, Porcelli D, Powell JR, Prohaska S, Pruitt K, Puig M, Quesneville H, Ram KR, Rand D, Rasmussen MD, Reed LK, Reenan R, Reily A, Remington KA, Rieger TT, Ritchie MG, Robin C, Rogers YH, Rohde C, Rozas J, Rubenfield MJ, Ruiz A, Russo S, Salzberg SL, Sanchez-Gracia A, Saranga DJ, Sato H, Schaeffer SW, Schatz MC, Schlenke T, Schwartz R, Segarra C, Singh RS, Sirot L, Sirota M, Sisneros NB, Smith CD, Smith TF, Spieth J, Stage DE, Stark A, Stephan W, Strausberg RL, Strempel S, Sturgill D, Sutton G, Sutton GG, Tao W, Teichmann S, Tobari YN, Tomimura Y, Tsolas JM, Valente VL, Venter E, Venter JC, Vicario S, Vieira FG, Vilella AJ, Villasante A, Walenz B, Wang J, Wasserman M, Watts T, Wilson D, Wilson RK, Wing RA, Wolfner MF, Wong A, Wong GK, Wu CI, Wu G, Yamamoto D, Yang HP, Yang SP, Yorke JA, Yoshida K, Zdobnov E, Zhang P, Zhang Y, Zimin AV, Baldwin J, Abdouelleil A, Abdulkadir J, Abebe A, Abera B, Abreu J, Acer SC, Aftuck L, Alexander A, An P, Anderson E, Anderson S, Arachi H, Azer M, Bachantsang P, Barry A, Bayul T, Berlin A, Bessette D, Bloom T, Blye J, Boguslavskiy L, Bonnet C, Boukhgalter B, Bourzgui I, Brown A, Cahill P, Channer S, Cheshatsang Y, Chuda L, Citroen M, Collymore A, Cooke P, Costello M, D'Aco K, Daza R, De Haan G, DeGray S, DeMaso C, Dhargay N, Dooley K, Dooley E, Doricent M, Dorje P, Dorjee K, Dupes A, Elong R, Falk J, Farina A, Faro S, Ferguson D, Fisher S, Foley CD, Franke A, Friedrich D, Gadbois L, Gearin G, Gearin CR, Giannoukos G, Goode T, Graham J, Grandbois E, Grewal S, Gyaltsen K, Hafez N, Hagos B, Hall J, Henson C, Hollinger A, Honan T, Huard MD, Hughes L, Hurhula B, Husby ME, Kamat A, Kanga B, Kashin S, Khazanovich D, Kisner P, Lance K, Lara M, Lee W, Lennon N, Letendre F, LeVine R, Lipovsky A, Liu X, Liu J, Liu S, Lokyitsang T, Lokyitsang Y, Lubonja R, Lui A, MacDonald P, Magnisalis V, Maru K, Matthews C, McCusker W, McDonough S, Mehta T, Meldrim J, Meneus L, Mihai O, Mihalev A, Mihova T, Mittelman R, Mlenga V, Montmayeur A, Mulrain L, Navidi A, Naylor J, Negash T, Nguyen T, Nguyen N, Nicol R, Norbu C, Norbu N, Novod N, O'Neill B, Osman S, Markiewicz E, Oyono OL, Patti C, Phunkhang P, Pierre F, Priest M, Raghuraman S, Rege F, Reyes R, Rise C, Rogov P, Ross K, Ryan E, Settipalli S, Shea T, Sherpa N, Shi L, Shih D, Sparrow T, Spaulding J, Stalker J, Stange-Thomann N, Stavropoulos S, Stone C, Strader C, Tesfaye S, Thomson T, Thoulutsang Y, Thoulutsang D, Topham K, Topping I, Tsamla T, Vassiliev H, Vo A, Wangchuk T, Wangdi T, Weiand M, Wilkinson J, Wilson A, Yadav S, Young G, Yu Q, Zembek L, Zhong D, Zimmer A, Zwirko Z, Alvarez P, Brockman W, Butler J, Chin C, Grabherr M, Kleber M, Mauceli E, MacCallum I
Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny.
Nature. 2007-11-08; 450.7167: 203-18.
PMID: 17994087
Genome transplantation in bacteria: changing one species to another.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 2007-08-03; 317.5838: 632-8.
PMID: 17600181
Essential genes of a minimal bacterium.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2006-01-10; 103.2: 425-30.
PMID: 16407165
Cell-free cloning using phi29 DNA polymerase.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2005-11-29; 102.48: 17332-6.
PMID: 16286637
Generating a synthetic genome by whole genome assembly: phiX174 bacteriophage from synthetic oligonucleotides.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2003-12-23; 100.26: 15440-5.
PMID: 14657399
The dog genome: survey sequencing and comparative analysis.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 2003-09-26; 301.5641: 1898-903.
PMID: 14512627
Mural RJ, Adams MD, Myers EW, Smith HO, Miklos GL, Wides R, Halpern A, Li PW, Sutton GG, Nadeau J, Salzberg SL, Holt RA, Kodira CD, Lu F, Chen L, Deng Z, Evangelista CC, Gan W, Heiman TJ, Li J, Li Z, Merkulov GV, Milshina NV, Naik AK, Qi R, Shue BC, Wang A, Wang J, Wang X, Yan X, Ye J, Yooseph S, Zhao Q, Zheng L, Zhu SC, Biddick K, Bolanos R, Delcher AL, Dew IM, Fasulo D, Flanigan MJ, Huson DH, Kravitz SA, Miller JR, Mobarry CM, Reinert K, Remington KA, Zhang Q, Zheng XH, Nusskern DR, Lai Z, Lei Y, Zhong W, Yao A, Guan P, Ji RR, Gu Z, Wang ZY, Zhong F, Xiao C, Chiang CC, Yandell M, Wortman JR, Amanatides PG, Hladun SL, Pratts EC, Johnson JE, Dodson KL, Woodford KJ, Evans CA, Gropman B, Rusch DB, Venter E, Wang M, Smith TJ, Houck JT, Tompkins DE, Haynes C, Jacob D, Chin SH, Allen DR, Dahlke CE, Sanders R, Li K, Liu X, Levitsky AA, Majoros WH, Chen Q, Xia AC, Lopez JR, Donnelly MT, Newman MH, Glodek A, Kraft CL, Nodell M, Ali F, An HJ, Baldwin-Pitts D, Beeson KY, Cai S, Carnes M, Carver A, Caulk PM, Center A, Chen YH, Cheng ML, Coyne MD, Crowder M, Danaher S, Davenport LB, Desilets R, Dietz SM, Doup L, Dullaghan P, Ferriera S, Fosler CR, Gire HC, Gluecksmann A, Gocayne JD, Gray J, Hart B, Haynes J, Hoover J, Howland T, Ibegwam C, Jalali M, Johns D, Kline L, Ma DS, MacCawley S, Magoon A, Mann F, May D, McIntosh TC, Mehta S, Moy L, Moy MC, Murphy BJ, Murphy SD, Nelson KA, Nuri Z, Parker KA, Prudhomme AC, Puri VN, Qureshi H, Raley JC, Reardon MS, Regier MA, Rogers YH, Romblad DL, Schutz J, Scott JL, Scott R, Sitter CD, Smallwood M, Sprague AC, Stewart E, Strong RV, Suh E, Sylvester K, Thomas R, Tint NN, Tsonis C, Wang G, Wang G, Williams MS, Williams SM, Windsor SM, Wolfe K, Wu MM, Zaveri J, Chaturvedi K, Gabrielian AE, Ke Z, Sun J, Subramanian G, Venter JC, Pfannkoch CM, Barnstead M, Stephenson LD
A comparison of whole-genome shotgun-derived mouse chromosome 16 and the human genome.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 2002-05-31; 296.5573: 1661-71.
PMID: 12040188
On the sequencing and assembly of the human genome.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2002-04-02; 99.7: 4145-6.
PMID: 11904395
Venter JC, Adams MD, Myers EW, Li PW, Mural RJ, Sutton GG, Smith HO, Yandell M, Evans CA, Holt RA, Gocayne JD, Amanatides P, Ballew RM, Huson DH, Wortman JR, Zhang Q, Kodira CD, Zheng XH, Chen L, Skupski M, Subramanian G, Thomas PD, Zhang J, Gabor Miklos GL, Nelson C, Broder S, Clark AG, Nadeau J, McKusick VA, Zinder N, Levine AJ, Roberts RJ, Simon M, Slayman C, Hunkapiller M, Bolanos R, Delcher A, Dew I, Fasulo D, Flanigan M, Florea L, Halpern A, Hannenhalli S, Kravitz S, Levy S, Mobarry C, Reinert K, Remington K, Abu-Threideh J, Beasley E, Biddick K, Bonazzi V, Brandon R, Cargill M, Chandramouliswaran I, Charlab R, Chaturvedi K, Deng Z, Di Francesco V, Dunn P, Eilbeck K, Evangelista C, Gabrielian AE, Gan W, Ge W, Gong F, Gu Z, Guan P, Heiman TJ, Higgins ME, Ji RR, Ke Z, Ketchum KA, Lai Z, Lei Y, Li Z, Li J, Liang Y, Lin X, Lu F, Merkulov GV, Milshina N, Moore HM, Naik AK, Narayan VA, Neelam B, Nusskern D, Rusch DB, Salzberg S, Shao W, Shue B, Sun J, Wang Z, Wang A, Wang X, Wang J, Wei M, Wides R, Xiao C, Yan C, Yao A, Ye J, Zhan M, Zhang W, Zhang H, Zhao Q, Zheng L, Zhong F, Zhong W, Zhu S, Zhao S, Gilbert D, Baumhueter S, Spier G, Carter C, Cravchik A, Woodage T, Ali F, An H, Awe A, Baldwin D, Baden H, Barnstead M, Barrow I, Beeson K, Busam D, Carver A, Center A, Cheng ML, Curry L, Danaher S, Davenport L, Desilets R, Dietz S, Dodson K, Doup L, Ferriera S, Garg N, Gluecksmann A, Hart B, Haynes J, Haynes C, Heiner C, Hladun S, Hostin D, Houck J, Howland T, Ibegwam C, Johnson J, Kalush F, Kline L, Koduru S, Love A, Mann F, May D, McCawley S, McIntosh T, McMullen I, Moy M, Moy L, Murphy B, Nelson K, Pfannkoch C, Pratts E, Puri V, Qureshi H, Reardon M, Rodriguez R, Rogers YH, Romblad D, Ruhfel B, Scott R, Sitter C, Smallwood M, Stewart E, Strong R, Suh E, Thomas R, Tint NN, Tse S, Vech C, Wang G, Wetter J, Williams S, Williams M, Windsor S, Winn-Deen E, Wolfe K, Zaveri J, Zaveri K, Abril JF, Guigó R, Campbell MJ, Sjolander KV, Karlak B, Kejariwal A, Mi H, Lazareva B, Hatton T, Narechania A, Diemer K, Muruganujan A, Guo N, Sato S, Bafna V, Istrail S, Lippert R, Schwartz R, Walenz B, Yooseph S, Allen D, Basu A, Baxendale J, Blick L, Caminha M, Carnes-Stine J, Caulk P, Chiang YH, Coyne M, Dahlke C, Mays A, Dombroski M, Donnelly M, Ely D, Esparham S, Fosler C, Gire H, Glanowski S, Glasser K, Glodek A, Gorokhov M, Graham K, Gropman B, Harris M, Heil J, Henderson S, Hoover J, Jennings D, Jordan C, Jordan J, Kasha J, Kagan L, Kraft C, Levitsky A, Lewis M, Liu X, Lopez J, Ma D, Majoros W, McDaniel J, Murphy S, Newman M, Nguyen T, Nguyen N, Nodell M, Pan S, Peck J, Peterson M, Rowe W, Sanders R, Scott J, Simpson M, Smith T, Sprague A, Stockwell T, Turner R, Venter E, Wang M, Wen M, Wu D, Wu M, Xia A, Zandieh A, Zhu X
The sequence of the human genome.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 2001-02-16; 291.5507: 1304-51.
PMID: 11181995
Adams MD, Celniker SE, Holt RA, Evans CA, Gocayne JD, Amanatides PG, Scherer SE, Li PW, Hoskins RA, Galle RF, George RA, Lewis SE, Richards S, Ashburner M, Henderson SN, Sutton GG, Wortman JR, Yandell MD, Zhang Q, Chen LX, Brandon RC, Rogers YH, Blazej RG, Champe M, Pfeiffer BD, Wan KH, Doyle C, Baxter EG, Helt G, Nelson CR, Gabor GL, Abril JF, Agbayani A, An HJ, Andrews-Pfannkoch C, Baldwin D, Ballew RM, Basu A, Baxendale J, Bayraktaroglu L, Beasley EM, Beeson KY, Benos PV, Berman BP, Bhandari D, Bolshakov S, Borkova D, Botchan MR, Bouck J, Brokstein P, Brottier P, Burtis KC, Busam DA, Butler H, Cadieu E, Center A, Chandra I, Cherry JM, Cawley S, Dahlke C, Davenport LB, Davies P, de Pablos B, Delcher A, Deng Z, Mays AD, Dew I, Dietz SM, Dodson K, Doup LE, Downes M, Dugan-Rocha S, Dunkov BC, Dunn P, Durbin KJ, Evangelista CC, Ferraz C, Ferriera S, Fleischmann W, Fosler C, Gabrielian AE, Garg NS, Gelbart WM, Glasser K, Glodek A, Gong F, Gorrell JH, Gu Z, Guan P, Harris M, Harris NL, Harvey D, Heiman TJ, Hernandez JR, Houck J, Hostin D, Houston KA, Howland TJ, Wei MH, Ibegwam C, Jalali M, Kalush F, Karpen GH, Ke Z, Kennison JA, Ketchum KA, Kimmel BE, Kodira CD, Kraft C, Kravitz S, Kulp D, Lai Z, Lasko P, Lei Y, Levitsky AA, Li J, Li Z, Liang Y, Lin X, Liu X, Mattei B, McIntosh TC, McLeod MP, McPherson D, Merkulov G, Milshina NV, Mobarry C, Morris J, Moshrefi A, Mount SM, Moy M, Murphy B, Murphy L, Muzny DM, Nelson DL, Nelson DR, Nelson KA, Nixon K, Nusskern DR, Pacleb JM, Palazzolo M, Pittman GS, Pan S, Pollard J, Puri V, Reese MG, Reinert K, Remington K, Saunders RD, Scheeler F, Shen H, Shue BC, Sidén-Kiamos I, Simpson M, Skupski MP, Smith T, Spier E, Spradling AC, Stapleton M, Strong R, Sun E, Svirskas R, Tector C, Turner R, Venter E, Wang AH, Wang X, Wang ZY, Wassarman DA, Weinstock GM, Weissenbach J, Williams SM, WoodageT, Worley KC, Wu D, Yang S, Yao QA, Ye J, Yeh RF, Zaveri JS, Zhan M, Zhang G, Zhao Q, Zheng L, Zheng XH, Zhong FN, Zhong W, Zhou X, Zhu S, Zhu X, Smith HO, Gibbs RA, Myers EW, Rubin GM, Venter JC
The genome sequence of Drosophila melanogaster.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 2000-03-24; 287.5461: 2185-95.
PMID: 10731132
Global transposon mutagenesis and a minimal Mycoplasma genome.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 1999-12-10; 286.5447: 2165-9.
PMID: 10591650
The malaria genome sequencing project: complete sequence of Plasmodium falciparum chromosome 2.
Parassitologia. 1999-09-01; 41.1-3: 69-75.
PMID: 10697835
Shotgun sequencing of the human genome.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 1998-06-05; 280.5369: 1540-2.
PMID: 9644018
A new strategy for genome sequencing.
Nature. 1996-05-30; 381.6581: 364-6.
PMID: 8632789
Frequency and distribution of DNA uptake signal sequences in the Haemophilus influenzae Rd genome.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 1995-07-28; 269.5223: 538-40.
PMID: 7542802
Whole-genome random sequencing and assembly of Haemophilus influenzae Rd.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 1995-07-28; 269.5223: 496-512.
PMID: 7542800
Complementary DNA sequencing: expressed sequence tags and human genome project.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 1991-06-21; 252.5013: 1651-6.
PMID: 2047873
JCVI Genomic Frontier Fund
Global Ocean Sampling Expedition
TEDxNASA@SilconValley — Craig Venter: Synthetic Life
TEDxCaltech — J. Craig Venter: Future Biology
TEDMED 2010 — Craig Venter
TEDMED — Craig Venter unveils "synthetic life"
TEDMED 2009 — Craig Venter
TEDMED — Craig Venter: On the verge of creating synthetic life
TED — Craig Venter: A voyage of DNA, genes and the sea
05-Apr-2020
Deutsche Welle

Craig Venter: 20 years of decoding the human genome

The human genome is 99% decoded, the American geneticist Craig Venter announced two decades ago. What has the deciphering brought us since then?

17-Jun-2019
News Alert

J. Craig Venter will deliver the Mendel Lecture June 18th at the European Human Genetics Conference.

Craig Venter is the founder, chairman and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, CA, United States. He will be giving the Mendel Lecture on Tuesday June 18 at 13.30 hrs. He talked to Mary Rice about his life and work.

30-May-2019
UC San Diego News Center

Public Health is the Next Big Thing at UC San Diego

19-Apr-2018
Collaborator Release

Variants in non-coding DNA contribute to inherited autism risk

These regulatory elements heighten risk -- and are inherited predominantly from the father

13-Jun-2012
Press Release

JCVI Researchers, as Part of NIH Human Microbiome Project Consortium, Publish Papers Detailing the Variety and Abundance of Microbes Living on and in the Human Body

Study Represents Largest Group of Healthy Individuals Studied to Date

JCVI also Details its Metagenomics Reports (METAREP) Open Source Bioinformatics Tool

20-Aug-2009
Press Release

J. Craig Venter Institute Researchers Clone and Engineer Bacterial Genomes in Yeast and Transplant Genomes Back into Bacterial Cells

New methods allow for the rapid engineering of bacterial chromosomes and the creation of extensively modified bacterial species; should also play key role in boot up of synthetic cell

24-Jan-2008
Press Release

Venter Institute Scientists Create First Synthetic Bacterial Genome

Publication Represents Largest Chemically Defined Structure Synthesized in the Lab

Team Completes Second Step in Three Step Process to Create Synthetic Organism

28-Jun-2007
Press Release

JCVI Scientists Publish First Bacterial Genome Transplantation Changing One Species to Another

Research is important step in further advancing field of synthetic genomics

29-Sep-2004
Press Release

J. Craig Venter Announces Consolidation of Three Research Organizations Into One New Not-For-Profit Organization — The J. Craig Venter Institute

The Center for Advancement of Genomics (TCAG), Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives (IBEA), and J. Craig Venter Science Foundation Joint Technology Center (JTC) consolidated to form J. Craig Venter Institute

13-Nov-2003
Press Release

IBEA Researchers Make Significant Advance in Methodology Toward Goal of a Synthetic Genome

Group Synthesizes Biologically Active Genome of Bacteriophage φX174

IBEA research, funded by Dept. of Energy, is an important advance toward the goal of a completely synthetic genome that could aid in carbon sequestration and energy production

21-Nov-2002
Press Release

IBEA Receives $3 Million Dept. of Energy Grant for Synthetic Genome Development

Hamilton Smith, M.D., Nobel Laureate, Named Scientific Director of IBEA