2018 International Gairdner Symposium

2018 Gairdner International Symposium

Time: 3:30- 6:00 pm, Monday, October 22, 2018

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

Hosted by Dr.Michael Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia


SPEAKERS:

Our 2018 Vancouver  Gairdner presenters will be:

1.Prof. Azim Surani

Recipient of the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award

“For the discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease”

Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge

Presentation Title: TBA

 

2. Dr. Christopher Murray

Recipient of the 2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

“For ground-breaking work in conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden of Disease”

Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington

Presentation Title: TBA
 

Free general admission, no reserved seating.

Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.
Please see Gairdner Symposium at UBC 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.

BC SPONSORS:

Providence Health Care


BC Cancer



Simon Fraser University


BC Children's Hospital Foundation


Integrated DNA Technologies


MERCK



Xenon Pharmaceuticals


PROOF Centre of Excellence


The Centre for Drug Research and Development


CMMT


The University of British Columbia


NATIONAL SPONSORS:

The Government of Canada


Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Burroughs Wellcome Fund



Media Sponsor-The Globe and Mail


Gairdner Foundation




 

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