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Biography

Harris Lewin is the Robert and Rosabel Osborne Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Evolution and Ecology and at the University of California, Davis where he also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Reproduction and Population Health, School of Veterinary Medicine. From 2011-2016, he served as the UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Research. Prior to that he spent 27 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where he held the E.W. and J.M. Gutgsell Endowed Professorship in Immunogenetics, with a primary appointment in the Department of Animal Sciences and was a member of the Center for Advanced Study. Lewin served as Director of the University of Illinois Biotechnology Center, Founding Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, and Founding Director of the Institute for Genomic Biology. Lewin’s current research interest is in mammalian genome evolution as it relates to adaptation, speciation, and the origins of cancer. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. In 2011, Lewin was awarded the Wolf Prize in Agriculture, and in 2013 he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.


Abstract

The Earth BioGenome Project

The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) is a recently proposed, international collaborative research initiative that aims to sequence the genomes of all ~1.5 million known eukaryotic species on Earth in 10 years.  The project has been called “biology’s moonshot” because of its potential to transform our understanding of life on Earth, to provide new tools for the conservation, preservation and regeneration of biodiversity, and to drive innovations in agriculture, medicine and the delivery of ecosystem services.  The presentation will highlight the many scientific opportunities and technical challenges foreseen for the EBP and the importance of global collaboration for success of the project. 

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