2016 Gairdner Foundation Symposium – October 24, 2016

The Gairdner Symposium will be held in Vancouver on October 24th, 2016. Two world renowned Gairdner awardees will be presenting.

This FREE event will take place from 4pm to 6pm at the University of British Columbia’s Life Sciences Centre, in Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC2).


1. Lewis Cantley PhD [Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York]

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015

” for his discovery of PI 3-Kinase, a critical component of the cell signaling machinery that plays a key role in normal functions of proliferations and growth and is de-regulated in diseases such as cancer and diabetes “

Presentation Title: PI3-Kinase and Cancer Metabolism

For information about Dr. Cantley: http://www.gairdner.org/content/lewis-cantley

2. Frank Plummer MD, OC, OM, FRS, LLD, DrSc, FRCPC [Professor of Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba]

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, 2016

” for his groundbreaking research in Africa in understanding HIV transmission and his leadership at the Canadian National Microbiology Laboratory with pivotal roles in SARS, influenza and Ebola epidemics “

Presentation Title: The untold story of the National Microbiology Laboratory

To learn more about Dr. Plummer: http://www.gairdner.org/content/frank-plummer

Free general admission, no reserved seating.

See flyer for more information.

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

For inquiries – (604) 875-3823, skumaran@cmmt.ubc.ca

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