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2013-10-30 12:22:58

Musical Entertainment Headliner is Karl Denson's Tiny Universe ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research institute, today announced that former Vice President Al Gore will be the special guest speaker for their "Step into the Genome" Black Tie Grand Opening Fundraising Event on November 9, 2013. To celebrate the opening of the new sustainable, net zero carbon genomics laboratory in...

2013-09-18 12:31:14

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit genomics research institute, today announced that they have received $2.4 million which represents the first year of a two year award from The National Science Foundation to fund the first phase of a planned five year project to develop the Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP). Christopher Town, Ph.D., is principal investigator on the grant. Town and other JCVI researchers, along...

2013-08-28 12:25:06

ROCKVILLE, Md. and LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, today announced that the Ruggles Family Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy L. Ruggles, Jr. have made a $1.25 million donation to JCVI to identify and study biomarkers associated with healthy aging. As part of the four year grant, JCVI will collaborate with the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), located in Danbury, CT. The...

2013-07-10 12:22:58

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, today announced that the Roddenberry Foundation has awarded JCVI scientist Orianna Bretschger, Ph.D., a $5 million dollar grant to continue her research into new wastewater treatment technologies. The five year grant will support the development of Bretschger's BioElectrochemical Sanitation Technology (BEST), which uses microbial fuel cells...

2013-07-02 12:23:43

Capital One Bank is Top Sponsor for Event ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN DIEGO, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced November 9, 2013 as the date for a black tie fund raising event to celebrate the opening of their new sustainable laboratory in La Jolla, CA. Capital One Bank has generously signed on as the highest level, "Visionary Sponsor" for the event. Other sponsors to date include: ZGF Architects and McCarthy Building Companies,...

2013-05-14 12:30:49

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) announced today the launch of their mobile genomics laboratory program in the San Diego, California area. The DiscoverGenomics! Mobile Laboratory is a self-sufficient laboratory on wheels providing middle school students and teachers an opportunity to learn current bioscience concepts and to master the use of the cutting-edge laboratory equipment found in life science research facilities....

2013-04-17 12:26:15

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced that J. Robert Beyster and Betty J. Beyster will donate approximately $2.5 million to the Institute. The money will be used to support the completion of the new J. Craig Venter Institute sustainable laboratory currently under construction on the University of California, San Diego campus in La Jolla, CA. In recognition of this generous gift, the third floor ocean view conference...

2012-10-03 10:23:40

Both will report directly to J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer SAN DIEGO and ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced new management changes, naming Karen Nelson, Ph.D., as President and Robert Friedman, Ph.D., as Chief Operating Officer. Both will report directly to J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., who will continue to lead the organization as Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the...

2012-04-12 06:25:58

SAN DIEGO and ROCKVILLE, Md., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced that Richard H. Scheuermann, Ph.D. has joined the organization as the Director of Informatics effective May 1, 2012. He will be based in the San Diego, California facility and is responsible for leading and directing the informatics programs at both the JCVI Rockville, Maryland and San Diego campuses. "We are very pleased to have Richard as part of the JCVI...

2011-11-16 13:04:00

Genome gives clues into legume evolution, and could provide means to better understand and better utilize closely related agricultural crops such as alfalfa ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), along with a team of international researchers led by those at the University of Minnesota, have sequenced and published a draft genome of the model legume, Medicago truncatula, also known by its common name, "barrel medic."...