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Craig Venter Dickson Prize Awarded In 2011

Craig Venter

Craig Venter

Award Name : Dickson Prize

Year of Award : 2011

Award for : Medical

Location : La Jolla, California, United States


John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biochemist, geneticist, and entrepreneur. He is known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome and the first to transfect a cell with a synthetic genome.Venter founded Celera Genomics, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), and is now working at JCVI to create synthetic biological organisms. He was listed on Time magazine's 2007 and 2008 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Craig Venter at 14th in the list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010".He is a member of the USA Science and Engineering Festival's Advisory Board.He won Dickson Prize in Medicine in 2011.


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