Peter Little on CSHL Genome Meetings
  Peter Little     Biography    
Recorded: 30 May 2003

I’m at this meeting it’s because I think that this is the best meeting in the world on this topic. It is the best meeting every time on this topic and at this time of the year.So, I’ve been coming to these meetings, not the symposium, but they’ve been the genome meetings, I’ve been coming to those for many, many years. I went to the second one onwards, I missed one year. So every year in May I come over for either the symposium or more normally the genome meetings.

Peter Little is a bioinformatics researcher, professor of medical biochemistry and the head of the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He received his Ph.D. working with recombinant DNA under Ed Southern and Peter Walker at Edinburgh University. In 1976, Little cloned a human gene – the second time this was ever accomplished.

Little’s laboratory studies the genetic basis of gene expression, and genetic variation as it pertains to the regulatory regions of the genes. He has hypothesized that there are two types of genetic variation that alter gene expression. His lab has also created advanced techniques for testing genetically influenced transcript variations.

He comes to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory regularly for genome meetings and symposia.