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Art Levinson, Sergey Brin And Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan, And Yuri Milner Announce The Breakthrough Prize In Life Sciences

Mark studied computer science at Harvard University before moving the company to Palo Alto, California. In September 2010, Mark donated $100 million to the Newark Public School System to help renovate and revamp the system.

Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin, a native of Moscow, received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, where he received his master's degree. Sergey is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship as well as an honorary MBA from Instituto de Empresa. At Stanford, he met Larry Page and worked on the project that became Google. Together they founded Google Inc. in 1998, and Sergey continues to share responsibility for day-to-day operations with Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.

Sergey's research interests include search engines, information extraction from unstructured sources, and data mining of large text collections and scientific data. He has published more than a dozen academic papers, including Dynamic Data Mining: A New Architecture for Data with High Dimensionality, which he published with Larry Page.

Sergey has been a featured speaker at several international academic, business and technology forums, including the World Economic Forum and the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference.

Anne Wojcicki

Anne Wojcicki is Co-Founder of 23andMe, a privately held personal genetics company that helps individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and Web-based interactive tools. By encouraging individuals to access and learn about their own genetic information, 23andMe aims to create a common, standardized resource that has the potential to accelerate drug discovery and bring personalized medicine to the public. Anne has an extensive background in health-care investing, focused primarily on biotechnology companies. She received a bachelor's degree in biology from Yale University.

Yuri Milner

Yuri founded Mail.ru Group in 1999. Under his leadership, Mail.ru Group became the leading European Internet company. Yuri took that business public in 2010, stepping down from his role of Chairman at the beginning of 2012 to focus his efforts on global Internet investments. DST Global, a family of funds investing in Internet companies, was established in 2009 and is one of the largest Internet investors in the world.

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