2015 Gairdner Foundation Symposium – Oct 26, 2015

Join us on October 26th, 2015 for an inspiring session with two leading scientists and Canada Gairdner Award Recipients.

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. Yoshinori Ohsumi DSc [Dept. of Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan]

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015

“for pioneering the molecular elucidation of autophagy, an essential intracellular, degradation system and when disordered, is linked to many diseases including neurodegeneration, cancer, and infection”

Presentation Title: Lessons from Yeast – Intracellular recycling system, autophagy

For information about Dr. Ohsumi: http://www.gairdner.org/content/yoshinori-ohsumi

2. Michael N. Hall PhD [Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland]

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015

“for his discovery of the nutrient activated protein kinase TOR and elucidation of its central control of cell growth, critical to development and aging and widely implicated in cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and immune diseases”

Presentation Title: TOR signalling in growth and metabolism

To learn more about Dr. Hall: http://www.gairdner.org/content/michael-n-hall

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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