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UNC Genome Science Building Opening Celebration




8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Please join us on University Day, October 12, 2012 for a symposium celebrating interdisciplinary genomics at UNC Chapel Hill and the opening of the new state-of-the art Genome Sciences Building (GSB) at UNC Chapel Hill. The GSB has created 210,000 square feet of vital new space for genomics research, housing more than 400 faculty and researchers in the heart of the UNC campus. The open modern architectural design of the building was conceived with interdisciplinary research in mind, and integrates faculty from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Operations Research, and Computer Science, as well as serving as a home for genome-related core facilities. The certified LEED “green” building also features two 450-seat and 250-seat auditoriums and an entire floor of rooftop greenhouses to support research in plant genomics.

Symposium Speakers:

  • Dr. David Botstein, Anthony B Evnin Professor of Genomics, Princeton University
  • Dr. Joseph Ecker, HHMI Investigator, Professor, Plant Molecular & Cell Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Dr. Evan Eichler, HHMI Investigator, Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington
  • Dr. Ruth Ley, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Cornell University
  • Dr. Jason Lieb, Professor of Biology, Director, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Alain Laederach, Assistant Professor of Biology UNC Chapel Hill

Learn more at the event website.

Registration Status

Register here by October 4. Symposium is open to the public, but registration is required.


For further information, please contact John Cornett.


UNC Genome Sciences Building
250 Bell Tower Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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