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2014-02-28 16:23:58

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the J. Craig Venter Institute: What: A telephonic media briefing hosted by J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., to announce a new genomic-based healthcare solution When: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET Who: J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. and other co-founders, along with collaborating organizations Venter is Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not for profit...

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...

2013-04-17 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...

2011-05-25 09:00:00

Two Institutions, along with the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will Convene Conference on May 30-June 1, 2011, to Discuss Infectious Disease in South Africa SAN DIEGO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the University of Limpopo (UL) in South Africa to expand ongoing research collaborations on a variety of levels including in human genomics and prostate...

2010-03-14 13:09:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute, along with more than 70 other researchers from around the world, have sequenced and analyzed the genome of Hydra magnipapillata, a fresh water member of the cnidaria -- stinging animals that include jellyfish, sea anemones and corals. The research, published in the March 14 edition of Nature, was co-led by Ewen F. Kirkness, JCVI, Jarrod A. Chapman, Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, and...

2009-12-07 08:21:00

Nelson Joins Robert M. Friedman, Ph.D., Director of JCVI San Diego, CA Campus, as Senior Leaders Reporting to J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute announced today that Karen E. Nelson, Ph.D. has been named Director of the JCVI Rockville, MD campus. Dr. Nelson and Robert Friedman, Ph.D., Director of the San Diego, CA facility since 2008, are senior leaders of the two campuses of the JCVI and report directly to J. Craig...

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2009-08-23 08:30:00

On Friday, controversial biologist Dr Craig Venter said that the creation of artificial life was mere months from taking place. Venter reported that his team of researchers at the J Craig Venter Institute in Maryland had transferred the DNA of one type of bacteria into a yeast cell before modifying it and transferring in into another cell, according to the Daily Mail. Researchers said the new method allowed them to clone the entire bacterial genome from Mycoplasma mycoides by adding yeast...

2009-01-27 08:48:00

ROCKVILLE, Md. and NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) have uncovered new genomic alterations that lead to gene fusions in a breast cancer cell line by using 454 Life Sciences sequencing technology. The work, led by Qi Zhao of JCVI and Otavia L. Caballero, of LICR, is being published the week of January 26 in the early online edition of the Journal of the Proceedings of the...