George Church

George Church

Professor and Director
Harvard Medical School and NIH-CEGS and DOE-GTL Genomics Centers

George Church is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of NIH-CEGS and DOE-GTL Genomics Centers. He has pioneered technology innovations early in the development of key fields in chemistry and biomedicine. As part of technology transfer to the commercial sector he has founded 12 companies and served as scientific advisor for several others. In 1984, he developed the first direct genomic sequencing method, which resulted in the first commercial genome sequence (the human pathogen, H. pylori).

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