Recorded: 08 May 2012
There were three teams within the public project that were trying to assemble the pieces. There was a team at the European Bioinformatics Institute, there was a team at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and there was a team at Santa Cruz that kind of spontaneously came up because we weren’t asked to do it, but we just stepped in and did it and surprised everybody.
David Haussler (born 1953) is an American bioinformatician known for his work leading the team that assembled the first human genome sequence in the race to complete the Human Genome Project and subsequently for comparative genome analysis that deepens understanding the molecular function and evolution of the genome. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, professor of biomolecular engineering and director of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, director of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) on the UC Santa Cruz campus, and a consulting professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and UC San Francisco Biopharmaceutical Sciences Department.