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2014-10-27 16:28:03

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-founder and Former CEO, becomes Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Scientist LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), a synthetic biology company commercializing genomic technologies to revolutionize several industries, today announced the appointment of Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D., MBA as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his role as CEO, Fetzer will also be a member of SGI's Board of Directors. Founding CEO,...

2014-09-09 12:29:14

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, announced today they have hired Nicole DeBerg as Chief Operating Officer (COO). DeBerg is based in the JCVI La Jolla, California facility and reports to J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman and CEO for JCVI and Karen Nelson, Ph.D., JCVI President. She will be responsible for a variety of operational functions at JCVI including finance...

2014-06-05 12:29:58

Center will utilize next generation genomic sequencing and analysis technologies to better understand infectious disease pathogens, and create resource for the research community ROCKVILLE, Md. and LA JOLLA, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, have been awarded a five year grant from the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to establish and operate a...

2014-05-28 08:32:56

ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Policy researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the University of Virginia, and EMBO today released a report detailing the challenges faced by regulators with the increased use of more sophisticated synthetic biology technologies to engineer plants and microbes and some options for dealing with these challenges. The authors conclude that while the United States governmental agencies tasked with oversight of products...

2014-05-06 16:30:32

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Science Center will hold its Genius Gala 3.0 on Friday, May 9, 2014, with three distinguished honorees-inventor Dean Kamen, ocean explorer Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, and genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.-and special guest Erno Rubik. In addition, European Union President Jose Barroso and Academy Award-winning actress and activist Susan Sarandon will pay tribute to Erno Rubik, creator of the Rubik's Cube, and the three Genius Award...

2014-04-02 08:32:55

Human Longevity and Synthetic Genomics Lease 125,300 Square Feet at 4570 Executive Drive SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced two expanding genomic research organizations co-founded by J. Craig Venter will fully occupy the 4570 Executive Drive property in University Towne Centre in San Diego, California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091005/BIOMEDLOGO Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) will lease approximately 69,700...

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...


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