Professor Jeffrey Boore will be visiting the University of
Birmingham 16 May – 12 July 2014, hosted by Professor
Professor Boore is a world recognized genome biologist
returning full time to academia, after many years at the US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute
(JGI, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab). Jeffrey
is also Founder, Owner, and Chief Executive Officer of Genome Project Solutions, Inc.
He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Michigan and a
B.S. in Biology from Penn State
University. He retired at the rank of Lt Colonel after more than 20 years
in the US Air Force and Air National Guard.
At JGI, he was
instrumental in guiding the transition from human genome sequencing to being a comparative genomics
facility and in establishing the "Community
Sequencing Program", which allocates $20 million per year to genomics
projects. Jeffrey has led 22 grant-funded projects totalling over $12 million,
overseen numerous whole genome sequencing projects, authored over 100
scientific publications, delivered over 230 scientific presentations, and
served on numerous advisory boards and panels, including those to the National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, National Evolutionary Synthesis
Center, and National
Institutes of Health.