Human Genome Project,
Heading for Payoff...
Thomas J. Hudson, Montreal Genome Centre
As the human genome sequencing project nears completion, researchers
have begun grappling with its implications for the study of life processes
and the understanding of disease. The impact of genomics can be seen in
the explosion of new protein technologies, the tremendous growth of the
biotechnology industry and the almost daily media stories of new disease
gene discoveries for major diseases such as diabetes, asthma and cancer.
Tom Hudson will present the ABC's of the Human Genome Project- this massive,
multidisciplinary effort, in which biologists have been joined by engineers,
mathematicians, chemists, computer scientists, physicians, ethicists,
demographers, and sociologists.
Dr. Thomas J. Hudson is Director of the Montreal Genome Centre and Assistant
Director of the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research. An
internationally-renowned specialist in genomics, he led the effort to
generate dense physical and gene maps of the human and mouse genomes.
He has also been a leader in the development and applications of robotic
systems and DNA-chip based methodologies for genome research.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
--the Speaker of the Senate, the Hon. Daniel Hays
--the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Hon. Peter Milliken
--Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2001 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am