4th DNA@70 Public Lecture by Prof Shankar Balasubramanian

16 Jun 2015

4th DNA@70 Public Lecture by Prof Shankar Balasubramanian

The Human Genome Project took many years and thousands of instruments to decode the first human genome at a cost of several hundred million dollars. A human genome can now be decoded on a single instrument in one day for a thousand dollars.

Prof Shankar Balasubramaniam will discuss the history of DNA sequencing and a method for rapidly decoding genomes that originated in Cambridge in the 1990s. He will also consider the impact of rapid genome sequencing on life sciences, medicine and society.

Talk title: Decoding human genomes on a population scale

17 June 2015, 4 PM, Auditorium, National Institute of Immunology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi

18 June 2015, 4 PM, Ground Floor Auditorium, New Biological Sciences Building, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Science (in collaboration with IISc), Bangalore

Read the report of his Lecture in New Delhi here

Image: Prof. Balasubramanian in front of a mural on the wall of his office in the Department of Chemistry: a representation of quadruplex DNA called 'Living by the code' by artist Annie Newman. Copyright University of Cambridge