Trevor Hawkins, Director of the DOE’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and Berkeley Laboratory Genomics Division, addresses the Royal Institution of Great Britain


Dr. Trevor Hawkins, Director of DOE’s JGI, addressed the Royal Institution of Great Britain on November 23, 2000. The crowd of 200 included members of the House of Lords and other Parliamentary offices, as well as representatives from academia, industry and the media. As part of the Royal Institution’s highly successful “Scientists for the New Century” lecture series, Hawkins spoke on the subject of Genes, Medicine and Society, and the DOE’s role in the Human Genome Project. The Royal Institution is dedicated to promoting public understanding of science and cutting edge scientific research. Hawkins, at age 32, is reportedly the youngest in the 200-year history of the Royal Institution to deliver a formal public lecture since Michael Faraday, the discoverer of electro-magnetic induction and field theory.