The Genentech Center focuses on documenting the basic scientific research that underpinned the development of molecular biology and biotechnology. This research, carried out initially in academic laboratories, led to the development of recombinant DNA techniques, which in turn stimulated entrepreneurial scientists to create biotechnology companies.
The mission of the Genentech Center is to identify, acquire, preserve, digitize, and promote the original correspondence, papers, and research material of the individuals and institutions that were crucial to the development of molecular biology and biotechnology worldwide. The Center conducts oral history interviews with prominent scientists who played key roles in the foundations of molecular biology and biotechnology.
The Center's collections contain personal correspondence, laboratory notebooks, photographs, reprints and videos.
Personal Collections:Sydney Brenner
Hermann J. Muller
CSHL Genentech Center
|In June 2005, the Josiah Macy Foundation awarded the CSHL Library & Archives a grant to conduct a pilot project to digitize and catalog selected materials from our archival collections.||History of the Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology describes the focus of each Symposium, participant list and photographs.|
Oral History Collection consists of more than 175 video interviews with pioneers and prominent contemporary scientists in molecular biology, genetics and biotechnology.
International MeetingsHistory of Science, CSHL, 2008
Archives & Oral History Meeting Banbury Center CSHL, 2005