FORA.tv Speaker - Jeffrey Boore

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Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Boore is Chief Executive Officer of Genome Project Solutions, Inc. and Associate Adjunct Professor at University of California, Berkeley. Jeffrey Boore began his comparative genomics work over two decades ago by sequencing, interpreting, and comparing the mitochondrial genomes of many animal groups, and has continued by working on both plastid and whole nuclear genomes.

He has had academic appointments at the University of Michigan and UC Berkeley, was Head of Evolutionary Genomics at the DOE Joint Genome Institute, and is CEO of Genome Project Solutions, Inc. He has led several whole genome sequencing projects, including those of the crustacean Daphnia pulex, the moss Physcomitrella patens, and the oomycete agent of Sudden Oak Death Syndrome, Phytophthora sojae.

His contributions have included the use of gene rearrangements for uncovering ancient evolutionary relationships, the demonstration that the vertebrate genome arose by two rounds of whole genome duplication, and the creation of software for doing whole genome evolutionary analysis.

2 Programs

Genomics: Where Have We Come and Where Are We Going?

10.03.09 | 01:04:44 min | 4 comments

Genomics Q & A: Insights and Impacts

10.03.09 | 00:37:06 min | 2 comments