J. Craig Venter gave the keynote address at the 2011 California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Grantee Meeting. Venter's cutting-edge topics included creation of the first synthetic life and exploration of the genetic diversity found in the oceans, air, and soil as well as the human body. Venter has made key contributions to genomics research including being one of the first to sequence the human genome. He is the president of the J. Craig Venter Institute. Venter was introduced by Alan Trounson, president of CIRM.
Craig Venter: New Frontiers of Genomic Research - 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting