Seminar at #UCDavis: Dr. Huanming (Henry) Yang, BGI; Nov 9 from 4:10-5:00pm

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** PLEASE DISTRIBUTE – Special Seminar: Dr. Huanming (Henry) Yang, BGI; November 9 from 4:10-5:00pm, Genome Center Auditorium #1005, Reception to follow at UC Davis

On behalf of Vice Chancellor Lewin and Professor Yilma, we are pleased to announce a special seminar by Dr. Huanming (Henry) Yang, chairman of BGI. Please distribute the following seminar announcement to others who may be interested. If you have any questions, please contact

** Special Seminar Announcement **

Dr. Huanming (Henry) Yang

Chairman, BGI

Genomics Cannot be Done Alone:

Working together for a better world

Friday, November 9, 4:10 – 5:00 pm

1005 GBSF, Genome Center Auditorium, UC Davis

reception to follow

Hosted by the Office of Research and

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

This presentation by Huanming Yang, Ph.D., co-founder and chairman of BGI—formerly known as the Beijing Genomics Institute—provides an overview of the past, present, and future of BGI. Dr. Yang reviews the origins of BGI with the sequencing of 1% of the Human Genome Project at a time when China was unrecognized in genomic sciences. He describes the significant impact that BGI’s first-ever sequencing and sharing of the entire rice genome had on advancing rice research and its potential impact on global health. Additional breakthrough sequencing projects completed by BGI, many conducted in collaboration with the global research community, are presented. Professor Yang emphasizes BGI’s mission of sharing its extensive next-generation sequencing capacity and bioinformatics capabilities with the goal of promoting the advancement and application of global genomics.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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