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Public Lecture with Francis Collins
July 28 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $15
The American Scientific Affiliation will be holding it’s annual conference at Gordon College this year. As a part of the weekend, the ASA will be hosting a public lecture with Francis Collins on Saturday evening, July 28 at 7:30 PM in the Gordon College Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD is a physician-geneticist noted for his groundbreaking discoveries of disease genes, as well as his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. Since 2009 he has served as the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2007, followed by the National Medal of Science in 2009.
Collins is the author of numerous books, including New York Times best seller, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (2006), in which he describes his own conversion from atheism to Christianity, and presents the case for an intellectually satisfying harmony between the worldviews of science and
faith. He is also the founder of the BioLogos Foundation and a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation.
The cost is $10/person in advance; $15/person at the door. More information is available here.