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RSA Thursday: J Craig Venter - Do scientists get the media they deserve?

Dr J Craig Venter will be speaking about his work in genomic research.

Speaker: Dr J. Craig Venter

J. Craig Venter is one of the leading scientists of the 21st century. A pioneer in the world of genomic research, he is recognised for his visionary contributions to the field.

In February 2001, Venter published the completed sequence of the human genome.

He is founder and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute, one of the world’s largest genome research centres, which is currently developing new disease treatments, finding new ways of tackling environmental issues, especially the production of new biological sources of energy, and is also running the world’s most important science expedition, the Global Ocean Sampling Expedition.

Respondent: Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, Kings Fund

Chair: Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre

Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Book your free place online or by emailing lectures@rsa.org.uk or by phoning 020 7451 6868.


Dr J Craig Venter | talks | www
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Niall Dickson | talks | www


Date and Time:

25 October 2007 at 1:00 pm


1 hour



8 John Adam Street
+44 20 7451 6868

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