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


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.


Providence Health Care

BC Cancer

Simon Fraser University

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Integrated DNA Technologies


Xenon Pharmaceuticals

PROOF Centre of Excellence

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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