George Weinstock, Ph. D.

George Weinstock, Ph. D.

Company: The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine; Univ. Connecticut Health Center

Job title: Evnin Family Chair and Director, Microbial Genomics; Professor, Dept. Genetics and Genome Sciences


Dr. George Weinstock is the Evnin Family Chair, Professor and Director of Microbial Genomics at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine where he established a group devoted to genomic studies of infectious diseases and the human microbiome. His group played a leading role in the NIH Human Microbiome Project including both basic science and clinical studies and his current research follows on those projects.  Dr. Weinstock was previously the co-director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project.  He also directed a number of human and mammalian genetics projects aimed at determining genetic causes of conditions such as Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cleft Lip, susceptibility to infection, and the role of host genetics in control of the microbiome. He has also been an innovator in methods for microbial genetics, application of DNA sequencing in genomics, and software for genome analysis, as well as medical and agricultural applications of genomics. His research continues evolving with new issues in DNA sequencing technology


Microbiome Profiling in Diagnostics and Microbiome Transplants to Treat Disease 1:00 pm

• Present successful examples of microbiome profiling in diagnostics • Present successful examples of microbiome transplant in treating disease • Challenges in standardizing these methods • Challenges in setting quality and reproducibility standards for these methodsRead more

day: Post-Conference Workshop Day

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