Building an Innovative Research Culture - The Case of DNA Sequencing

May 10, 2012

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Building an innovative research culture is a big challenge for any R&D organization. Entire volumes on innovative models, practices and cultures have been published. But do they work in practice? George Trainor will give us his first-hand account of how an innovative culture led to the discovery of one of the most valuable synthetic organic compounds ever – fluorescence-tagged chain terminators for use in automated DNA sequencing. Glean insights to foster an innovative culture in your own research and laboratory. No experience or magic required!

What You Will Learn

  • How a program that led to major innovation was initiated from the ground up by engineers and scientists.
  • How someone new to the methodology of DNA sequencing was able to bring a new perspective that led to the optimal approach to the problem
  • The role competition played in driving the optimal solution

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