J. Craig Venter is one of leading scientists of the 21st century for his visionary contributions in genomic research. He is founder and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute and the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation. Venter also founded The Institute for Genomic Research and was instrumental in mapping the human genome. He was the first president of Celera Genomics to sequence the human genome using the whole genome shotgun technique, new mathematical algorithms, and new automated DNA sequencing machines. Venter has been cited on Time Magazine's 2007 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.