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Gairdner Symposium 2017


Monday, October 23, 2017 - 15:30 to 18:00


Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Attend the upcoming Gairdner symposium hosted by Drs. Helen Burt and Michael Hayden from UBC.

This free public lecture will feature recipients of the 2017 and 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award.

  • Dr. Huda Zoghbi, recipient of the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award, For the discovery of the genetic basis of Rett syndrome and its implications for autism spectrum disorders.
    Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

Presentation Title: Protein Levels and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Insights and Opportunities

  • Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, recipient of the 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award, For establishing and characterizing CRISPR-Cas bacterial immune defense system.
    Associate Professor, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences; Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Presentation Title: CRISPR-Cas systems: from adaptive immunity to genome editing machines

For more information, visit the Vancouver Gairdner Symposium website.

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