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David Haussler is First Confirmed Speaker for 2015

Tickets for TEDxSantaCruz 2015: Radical Collaboration on April 24th at the Rio Theatre are available online beginning today!

DavidHausslerAnd the first confirmed speaker? It’s Dr. David Haussler, known for his work leading the team that assembled the first human genome sequence in the race to complete the Human Genome Project.

Haussler is scientific director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and director of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering. His work has spawned a cancer research project, a project to map the genome of 10,000 animal species, and programs in computer science, mathematics, microbiology and medical research. He is a leader in a global alliance of 70 organizations to fight disease via sharing of genomics and clinical data.

UC Santa Cruz is the trusted global partner in the fight against cancer and other diseases with a genetic component, working with researchers and medical centers around the world,” Haussler said. “We are building the infrastructure for radical collaboration. The secure global exchange of genomic information is the only way we will achieve the statistical power to understand and defeat these diseases.”

This will be TEDxSantaCruz’s fourth daylong local TEDx conference. The team has curated a three-year arc of themes: Engage, Open, Activate. This year’s theme seemed a natural progression: Radical Collaboration.

Tickets for the all day-event are $70, with a limited number of half-price discounted tickets for students. The all-day TEDxSantaCruz event — from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 24 — will take place at the Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz.

Last year’s event sold out, so attendees are advised to buy their tickets early. Tickets are available online.

More speakers for TEDxSantaCruz: Radical Collaboration will be announced each week leading up to the event.

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