Arguably the best-known graduate of UC San Diego, scientist and visionary J. Craig Venter marks the release of his latest book with a rare forum for public interaction Monday, Oct. 28, at UC San Diego’s Price Center East Ballroom at 7 pm.
Venter’s book, “Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life,” examines the creation of life within the field of synthetic genomics.
Free and open to the public, the session is presented by UC San Diego Extension as part of the Helen Edison Lecture Series. No tickets or reservations are required.
Venter, who turns 67 this month, earned a BS degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology from UC San Diego. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading biogeneticists, led by his team’s unraveling of genome sequencing and the creation of “synthetic life.”
Moderator Roger Bingham, a UC San Diego neurobiologist and director/co-founder of The Science Network, will interview Venter for 50 minutes, followed by a 15-20 minute Q&A session.
In every-day language, Venter’s discoveries seek to answer the age-old question of “What is life?”
This man is worth listening to. Come for an informative evening:
Regarding parking: Use the Gilman Parking Structure at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Villa La Jolla Drive. Parking is $4.00 after 4:30 pm. MAP
The Price Center is home to numerous small eateries on the first floor. RESTAURANTS
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After the event we will be going to Rock Bottom to continue the discussion!!