Craig Venter speaks at "Edderkoppen" in Oslo Thursday 29th of January

Craig Venter
Craig Venter

Craig Venter was last December pointed out as one of "10 People Who Mattered" in the world for 2008. He will speak twice when the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board and the Norwegian UNESCO invites to the major event of this winter, entitled "Sequencing your hereditary material and Synthetic biology"

Time and place: January 29th, 10:30 - 15:30.

The meeting will be held in english. It is open for all, and it is free.

Final date for registration: January 26th 2009. The number of seats is limited

For registration and more information: see


10.30 - 10.40 Opening
Tora Aasland, Minister of research

10.40 - 10.45 Welcome
Lars Ødegård, leader of the i Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board

10.45 - 11.30 Synthetic biology: new opportunities for research and business
Craig Venter

11.30 - 12.30 Panel debate
Stein Lier-Hansen, managing director Norwegian Industry
Kathrine Aspaas, journalist
Nils Christian Stenseth, professor in biology at the Universitety of Oslo
Terje Traavik, professor i gene ecologi, Universitety of Tromsø

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 14.15 Sequencing the genetic material of single individuals
Craig Venter

14.15 - 15.15 Panel debate
Kathrine Aspaas, journalist
Jan Helge Solbakk, professor in medical ethics at the Universitety of Oslo
Camilla Stoltenberg, director The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Torunn Fiskerstrand, head physician, Centre for medical genetics and molecular medince, Haukeland hospital

15.15 - 15.30 Summary
Vigdis Lian, leader UNESCO commision