College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Genomic Medicine - the Challenges of Translating Basic Research

January 24, 2013

Regents' Lecture Features Dr. Thomas White, Biotech Pioneer

Scientific discovery is necessary for advancing clinical practice, but it is not sufficient.

Dr. White will discuss genomic medicine in terms of economics, laws and politics, as well as science. Dr. White has more than 30 years of experience in medical biotechnology, evenly divided among three Bay Area firms:

  • Cetus, the pioneering biotech firm where Dr. White supervised the development of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR);
  • Roche Molecular Systems, which acquired the rights to PCR from Cetus and where the R&D group developed molecular diagnostics for HIV and other infectious diseases;
  • Celera, where, as Chief Scientific Officer, the discovery research group used genomic medicine to identify genes associated with chronic, complex diseases.
Download a color poster with lecture details.

Thursday, January 24
6:30-7:30 pm | 105 Stanley Hall
(PDF link to download map and parking information)

The lecture is free and open to the public


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