Craig Venter, Ph.D., is a biologist renowned for his contributions in genomics including sequencing the first draft human genome, the first complete diploid human genome and construction of the first synthetic bacterial cell and first minimal synthetic cell.
He is the co-founder CEO and chairman of Human Longevity Inc, a privately held genomics-based, technology company creating the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data to revolutionize healthcare. He is also the founder, chairman and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not for profit basic science research institute, and the co-founder, co-chief scientific officer and chairman of Synthetic Genomics Inc, a privately held company focused on developing synthetic biology-based products and solutions.
He and his teams are focused on a variety of projects and programs including: continued analysis of the human genome including the human microbiome; developing new vaccines and food and nutritional products using synthetic biology advances; and discovering and understanding genetic diversity in the world’s oceans. Dr. Venter is a recipient of the 2008 National Medal of Science and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life and A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life.
Venter earned his Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and his PhD in physiology and pharmacology, all from UCSD. We’re excited to hear his expertise at the Pioneer Summit.
The GSV Pioneer Summit is the conference for breakthrough innovation and game-changing entrepreneurs. Pioneer Summit is two-day technology conference (September 14-15, 2016) in the heart of Silicon Valley that is focused on the people and companies building tomorrow’s industries. The Pioneer Summit convenes a global community of daring entrepreneurs and connects them with leading growth investors and global corporations who can help scale their efforts. GSVlabs in Redwood City, California will host the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. Buy your ticket now to reserve your place.