Speaker - Tim Hubbard

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Tim Hubbard graduated with a BA in Biochemistry from University of Cambridge in 1985 and a PhD in Protein Design from the Department of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, London in 1988.

At the Sanger Institute Hubbard was a member of the strategy group that organized the sequencing of the human genome as part of the international public consortium. During this time he built up groups to analyze and annotate the sequences of vertebrate genomes. In 1999 he developed an automatic annotation system and starting applying it in real time to sequence output of the human genome project. This evolved into the Ensembl project with Michele Clamp and Ewan Birney from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), which now provides annotation to more than 40 genomes. In parallel, the HAVANA group have carried out large scale manual annotation of human, mouse and zebrafish genomes.

Since 2007 Hubbard has been the principal investigator of GENCODE, a scale up programme of the ENCODE project, which brings together HAVANA, Ensembl and seven external groups to generate the reference geneset for the human genome. He is also the Sanger Institute principal investigator of the Genome Reference Consortium, which is responsible for reference genome sequences of human and mouse.

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Human Genome Project and Synthetic Biology

07.30.10 | 01:29:39 min | 3 comments