PWIAS public lecture series

The Wall Exchange presents a new public lecture series which will bring prominent writers, researchers, and humanitarians to Vancouver.  It will kick off on May 3 featuring pioneering scientific researcher Dr. J. Craig Venter, a genomic scientist and sequencer of the human genome.

In 1998, Venter founded Celera Genomics to sequence the human genome using new tools and techniques he and his team developed. This research culminated with the February 2001 publication of the human genome in the journal Science. Venter will speak on the construction of the first synthetic cell and global ocean sampling expedition followed by a moderated question period.

The Wall Exchange is a community program created by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) to provide a public forum for the discussion of key issues including genomics, the future of imagination, and children at risk. Events will be held each year in the spring and fall and will feature a well known public figure who has contributed new knowledge to the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities.

This event is sponsored in part by Genome BC and the Georgia Straight.

Date: May 3
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place:  Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Info: Public welcome.  Free admission.  Reservations recommended.
Limited number of tickets.