THE EVOLUTION OF SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGY: A HALF-CENTURY OF PROGRESS
From July 16 to 19, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory will host a meeting called “The Evolution of Sequencing Technology: A Half-Century of Progress,” bringing together pioneers in the development of protein, DNA and RNA sequencing, including George Brownlee, Clyde Hutchison, Wally Gilbert, and Lee Hood . Participants will examine the history of sequencing and how the technology has transformed the biological sciences over the past five decades, from metagenomics (Jack Gilbert) to human beings (Jane Rogers, Debbie Nickerson).
DNA sequencing began with the British biochemist Fred Sanger, two-time winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Sanger’s first accomplishment in this area occurred in the early 1950s, when he pioneered a method to determine the amino acid sequence of insulin. Later, while studying nucleic acids in the early 1960s, Sanger devised a way to sequence small sections of RNA. This work evolved into methods of sequencing DNA, giving geneticists the tools to usher in yet a new era in biology. This meeting will cover research in sequencing from the 1960s to the present.
It will be a unique opportunity for historians and scholars to hear from so many important scientists at a single venue about the work they did during this period.
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CSHL Genentech Center Conferences
on the History of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, August 9 - 11, 2014
Registration Deadline: June 27, 2014
James Darnell, The Rockefeller University
Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Mila Pollock, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
The CSHL Genentech Center Conferences on the History of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology is pleased to announce a special meeting on Messenger RNA: From Discovery to Synthesis and Regulation in Bacteria and Eukaryotes, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin at 7 00 pm on Saturday, August 9, and will conclude after lunch on Monday, August 11. Previous meeting website: History of Restriction Enzymes
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The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences established a laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor in 1890. The first paper, published by Davenport here in 1892 was “The germ-layers in Bryozoan Buds”. During the height of the Carnegie Institution of Washington era, 29 papers were produced in 1918 by CSHL’s 53 researchers. In 2010 alone 221 papers were published by a community that has grown to 317 Ph.D.s, MD.s, and other researchers. The full history of CSHL author’s publications is available through the CSHL Authors' Publications Database. The database provides abstracts and full text, where available.
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