Nobel laureate to speak on human genome in Taiwan


TAIPEI–Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner will deliver a lecture in Taiwan March 11 on human gene and genome evolution, the organizers said Friday.

Brenner, recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will share his insights and new methods of gene sequence analysis during the lecture titled “Reading the Human Genome,” Academia Sinica said in a statement.

He was awarded the prize along with H. Robert Horvitz and John E. Sulston for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death.

Brenner’s lecture will be followed with one by Robert Baughman, vice president of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, of which Brenner was appointed its first president in 2005 and with which he has maintained close ties, the statement said.