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George M. Church

Bio (70 words): George Church, professor at Harvard & MIT, co-author of 425 papers, 95 patent publications & the book Regenesis, developed methods used for the first genome sequence (1994) & million-fold cost reductions since (via NGS and nanopores), plus barcoding, DNA assembly from chips, genome editing, writing & recoding. He co-initiated the BRAIN Initiative (2011) & Genome Projects (1984, 2005) to provide & interpret the world's only open-access personal precision medicine datasets.

Biographical Sketch (176 words):
George Church is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of, which provides the world's only open-access information on human Genomic, Environmental & Trait data (GET). His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first methods for direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing & barcoding. These led to the first genome sequence (pathogen, Helicobacter pylori) in  1994 . His innovations have contributed to nearly all "next generation" DNA sequencing methods and companies (CGI-BGI, Life, Illumina, Nanopore). This plus his lab's work on chip-DNA-synthesis, gene editing and stem cell engineering resulted in founding additional application-based companies spanning fields of medical diagnostics ( Knome/PierianDx, Alacris, AbVitro/Juno, Genos, Veritas Genetics ) & synthetic biology / therapeutics ( Joule, Gen9, Editas, Egenesis, enEvolv, WarpDrive ). He has also pioneered new privacy, biosafety, ELSI, environmental & biosecurity policies. He is director of an IARPA BRAIN Project and NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science. His honors include election to NAS & NAE & Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science. He has coauthored 425 papers, 95 patent publications & one book (Regenesis).

PhD students from (* = main training programs for our group):
Harvard University: Biophysics* , BBS* , MCB , ChemBio* , SystemsBio*
MIT: HST*, Chemistry, EE/CS, Physics, Math.
Boston Universty: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering
Cambridge University, UK: Genetics

Publications, CVs-resumes, Lab members , Co-author net, ELSI
Technology transfer & Commercial Scientific Advisory Roles
Personal info -- News -- Awards -- Grant proposals
Director of Research Centers: DOE-Biofuels, NIH-CEGS, PGP, Wyss Inst. Synthetic Biology

Latest Update: 14-Nov-2016 by George (email).