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29-Apr-2003
Press Release

Genomic Sequencing and Analysis Conference

Genomic medicine, systems biology and "New Frontiers in Sequencing Technology" are among the hot topics to be discussed at TIGR's 15th International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference (GSAC XV), which will gather a wide range of researchers from academia, the government and the private sector to Savannah, GA, on September 21-24, 2003.

24-Apr-2003
Press Release

Strausberg, Leading Genomic Scientist, to Become TIGR's V.P. for Research

Genomics innovator Robert L. Strausberg, who directs the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Genomics Office, has been named as TIGR's Vice President for Research. Strausberg has played an important role in the development of innovative tools and technologies for genome research, both at the NCI - where he helped devise new ways to collect and apply genomic information that is important to cancer research - and previously at the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Human Genome Research, where he headed the Sequencing Technology Branch from 1994-96.

24-Apr-2003
Press Release

Energy Department Awards $9 Million for Energy Related Genomic Research

Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives to Explore and Develop Clean Energy and Environmental Alternatives

22-Apr-2003
Press Release

Study Sheds Light on Chlamydial Pathogens

Small Genome Variations Account For Wide Range of Diseases, Victims

14-Apr-2003
Press Release

"Q Fever" Pathogen's Genome Is Deciphered

Small Genome Variations Account For Wide Range of Diseases, Victims

09-Apr-2003
Press Release

TIGR Leads New Project to Sequence Tetrahymena Genome

Small Genome Variations Account For Wide Range of Diseases, Victims

27-Mar-2003
Press Release

Genome Analysis Sheds Light on Mobile DNA's Role in Pathogen's Resistance to Vancomycin

TIGR's sequencing and analysis of the genome of a vancomycin-resistant strain of Enterococcus faecalis has found that nearly a third of the genome consists of "mobile elements" -- segments of DNA that can jump between organisms or their chromosones -- that appear to play an important role in helping the bacterium quickly acquire resistance to drugs.

23-Jan-2003
Press Release

New Mobile Lab To Bolster Bioscience Education

The nation's newest and largest mobile laboratory, the MdBioLab, will be launched in early February to help Maryland high schools enhance their bioscience education programs. TIGR has partnered with MdBio, Inc., and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute to create this innovative non-profit project.

15-Jan-2003
Press Release

TIGR Offers Genomics Course

18-Dec-2002
Press Release

Rice Genome Sequence Announced By International Public Consortium

An international sequencing consortium that includes TIGR announced today that scientists have completed the assembly of an advanced, high-quality draft genome sequence of rice and made that data freely available. The sequence is an important new tool for agricultural and nutritional research involving one of the world's most important crops.

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Synthetic Cell-Powered Lotion to Manage Type 1 Diabetes

Early last year we first talked about how researchers Yo Suzuki, PhD, and John Glass, PhD at JCVI set out to eliminate the need for type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients to receive insulin injections to manage blood glucose levels through a novel approach: developing a bacterial replacement for beta...

COVID-19 Further Complicating Flu Season

While the world is rightly focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to know that influenza is always a significant public health burden, and the combination of the pandemic and flu season could converge to become a perfect storm of infectious diseases. Influenza causes 3 to...

Sara Josephine Baker

At the beginning of the 20th century, many people remained skeptical of both germ theory and preventative medicine, but pioneering physician Dr. Sara Josephine Baker fought to revolutionize public health and is credited with saving tens of thousands of lives. After studying chemistry and...

JCVI Researchers Help Advance Our Understanding of Ocean Microbes, Developing New Tools and Protocols Through Large-Scale Study

The oceans cover over two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and contain an abundance of life including diverse populations of marine microbes.  Studying the  genetics, biochemistry and metabolism of these microbes has been one of JCVI’s long standing research initiatives and is...

Online Education Resources to Help With Your New “Normal”

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our daily lives and routines, including for many of you the role of an at-home educator for your children due to open-ended school closures.  While we also miss directly connecting with students from our community, JCVI remains committed...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Putting Comprehensive Genomic Data in the Hands of Frontline Researchers Worldwide is Paramount

According to the CDC, SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, has now been detected in more than 150 countries/locations internationally. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and in the United States it has been declared it a national emergency. As...

Characterization of Bacteria from the International Space Station Drinking Water

From a microbiology perspective, the International Space Station (ISS) is interesting considering its microgravity, increased radiation, low humidity and elevated carbon dioxide levels. Because of its isolation, and unique environment, it is vital to study the microorganisms that thrive there...

Venter Institute Researchers Tackle the Growing Concern of Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections with Genomic, Phage Approaches

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year in the United States two million people acquire antibiotic resistant bacterial infections that lead to 23,000 deaths. Antibiotic resistance affects people of all ages and seriously impacts the healthcare, veterinary,...

2019 Summer Internship Program

The 2019 Summer Internship Program which wrapped up in August was another rousing success at the J. Craig Venter Institute.  Faculty and staff in both the Rockville (MD) and La Jolla (CA) campuses mentored and trained  25 students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate students)...

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08-Mar-2023
GEN

From Sequencing to Sailing: Three Decades of Adventure with Craig Venter

In a plenary public appearance at the Molecular and Precision Med TRI-CON event in San Diego, a relaxed Venter reflected on his career highlights, controversies and future priorities for genomic medicine.

15-Dec-2022
Big Biology Podcast

Synthesizing life on the planet

What’s the smallest number of genes that cells need to grow and reproduce? Is it possible to synthesize minimal genomes and insert them into cells? What do minimal genomes teach us about life? An interview with John Glass, Ph.D.

08-Sep-2022
Reuters

Top scientists join forces to study leading theory behind long COVID

Several JCVI scientists will be contributing to the newly launched Long Covid Research Initiative — a collaboration of researchers, clinicians, and patients working to rapidly study and treat long Covid.

01-Aug-2022
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Hunting for deep-ocean plastics

Through the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Deep Submergence Facility, JCVI's Erin Garza, Ph.D. joins a deep sea expedition to search for ocean plastics aboard the HOV Alvin.

28-Feb-2022
New Yorker

A journey to the center of our cells

Biologists are discovering the true nature of cells—and learning to build their own.

21-Feb-2022
Emirates Woman

Dr. Hend Alqaderi on paving the way for women in science in the GCC

Hend Alqaderi, a JCVI collaborator and mentee to Marcelo Freire receives the L’Oréal-Unesco Women in Science award

06-Jul-2021
Phys.org

Leonardo Da Vinci: New family tree spans 21 generations, 690 years, finds 14 living male descendants

The surprising results of a decade-long investigation by Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato provide a strong basis for advancing a project researching Leonardo da Vinci's DNA.

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