2017 Gairdner International Symposium

2017 Gairdner International Symposium

Time: 3:30- 6:00 pm, Monday, October 23, 2017

Venue: LSC2, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

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


Our 2017 Vancouver  Gairdner presenters will be:

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

Free general admission, no reserved seating.

Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.
Please see Gairdner UBC 2017 for more information about the Vancouver symposium.
For inquiries – (604) 875-3823, skumaran@cmmt.ubc.ca


We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support in bringing some of the world’s top researchers to Vancouver to share their expertise and inspire students of all ages to pursue their scientific passions.


Providence Health Care

BC Cancer

Simon Fraser University


Integrated DNA Technologies

The University of Victoria

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

PROOF Centre of Excellence

The University of Northern British Columbia

Xenon Pharmaceuticals

The Centre for Drug Research and Development


The University of British Columbia


The Government of Canada

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Media Sponsor-The Globe and Mail

Gairdner Foundation


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