Contributor Profile

George Weinstock Ph.D.

Job TitleProfessor and Director of Microbial Genomics

Company NameJackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

About

Dr. George Weinstock is the Evnin Family Chair, Professor and Director of Microbial Genomics at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine where he established a group devoted to genomic studies of infectious diseases and the human microbiome.

The group collaborates extensively with clinicians to apply genomic analyses to a wide range of medical problems. The goal of the metagenomics projects is to determine the role of the microbiome in health and disease with the aim of providing new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. His group played a leading role in the NIH Human Microbiome Project including both basic science and clinical studies and his current research follows on those projects.

Dr. Weinstock was previously the co-director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project. He also directed a number of human and mammalian genetics projects aimed at determining genetic causes of conditions such as Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cleft Lip, susceptibility to infection, and the role of host genetics in control of the microbiome.

He has also been an innovator in methods for microbial genetics, application of DNA sequencing in genomics, and software for genome analysis, as well as medical and agricultural applications of genomics. His research continues evolving with new issues in DNA sequencing technology.

Conference Sessions

  • Skin microbiome: novel discoveries on healthy skin, testing methods and regulations aspects

    Tuesday14:30 - 19:0006 October 2020
    Workshop Room 1

    Book this workshop! Cosmetic and personal care products are launched with various claims that are linked to the skin microbiome and the interest in such develo...

    • Language: English