David Botstein, Eric Lander, and Craig Venter will share the 2012 Dan David Prize, and will split the $1 million prize the award carries.
The three winners have been recognized for their contributions to the Human Genome Project and an array of genomics research efforts, from developing microarrays and DNA sequencing technologies to computational genomics and SNP mapping, and launching labs, companies, and institutes that have driven cutting-edge genomics.
Botstein currently is a director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. Venter is founder, chairman, and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute, as well as the Institute for Genomic Research, and Celera Genomics. Lander is founding director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and director of its Genome Biology Program.