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Craig Venter to Speak at SSI Space Manufacturing Conference in Silicon Valley

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
October 5, 2010
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Famed biologist and entrepreneur Craig Venter will give a special talk on synthetic genomics during the Space Studies Institute’s Space Manufacturing 14 conference in Mountain View, Calif.

Venter — best known for his pioneering work in sequencing the human genome and creating the first cell with a synthetic genome earlier this year — will speak at the NASA Ames Conference Center on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5-6:30 p.m. The talk, which will include a 30-minute Q&A session, is a joint session with the Synthetic Biology Workshop, a separate invitation-only conference being held at NASA Ames on the same weekend.

Venter is founder of Celera Genomics, The Institute for Genomic Research and the J. Craig Venter Institute. His self-named institute is focused on creating synthetic biological organisms and documenting genetic diversity in the world’s oceans.

Registration for the SSI conference is now open.