Sailors’ Scuttlebutt Lecture & Reception: “Oceans, Human Health and the Genomic Future” with Dr. Craig Venter


Join guest speaker Craig Venter for a lecture at the Whaling Museum in partnership with Nantucket Community Sailing.

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“Oceans, Human Health and the Genomic Future” 

Part of the Sailors Scuttlebutt Lecture Series in collaboration with Nantucket Community Sailing

J. Craig Venter, PhD, is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable contributions to genomic research. Dr. Venter is Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), generator of “health intelligence” through the integration of genomics, state-of-the-art imaging and machine learning. He was on the 2007 Time 100 most influential people in the world list made by Time magazine.

The Global Ocean Sampling Expedition (GOS) is an ocean exploration genome project with the goal of assessing the genetic diversity in marine microbial communities and to understand their role in nature’s fundamental processes. Begun as a Sargasso Sea pilot sampling project in August 2003, Venter announced the full Expedition on 4 March 2004. The project, which used Venter’s personal yacht, Sorcerer II, started in Halifax, Canada, circumnavigated the globe and returned to the U.S. in January 2006.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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