The Francis Collins keynotes focus on the areas of science and medicine. He is currently the director of the National Institute of Health and former director of the National Human Research Institute.
Francis got his start at the University of Virginia with a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Yale. He then followed up with an M.D. from the University of North Carolina.
Some of his biggest accomplishments include his identifying the genes responsible for cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease and a few others, as well as leading the Human Genome Project which successfully mapped out all human DNA and determining aspects of its function.
The Francis Collins keynotes normally offer bright and optimistic news in medical research. It is clear that his goal is to find a cure to all human diseases.