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2017 Gairdner Foundation National Program

Posted October 23, 2017

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Monday, October 23
3:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Life Sciences Centre, UBC
2350 Health Sciences Mall

  • University of British Columbia
  • 6048753823
  • Free

Gairdner Symposium

Date: Monday, October 23,  3:30– 6pm

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

Hosted by Drs. Helen Burt and Michael Hayden, University of British Columbia

This free public lecture will feature:

1.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

2. 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

Please see  Vancouver Gairdner Symposium for more information.

Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.

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