2022 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

The Vancouver Gairdner High School & National Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and the academic community the opportunity to hear from two Gairdner award-winning scientists and learn about the BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities.

Click here to watch a recording of the Gairdner High School Symposium

Watch the 2022 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium HERE

Monday, October 24, 2022

Time: 2:15 pm-4:00 pm PST

DjavadMowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (CBH 101 LT), 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Zoom: Meeting ID: 97917 493963 Passcode: 493963

Hosted by Drs. Michael Hayden & Bruce Verchere, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia

Our 2022 Vancouver Gairdner presenters will be:

1- Dr. Katalin Karikó, PhD

2022 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate

For their pioneering work developing nucleoside-modified mRNA and lipid nanoparticle (LNP) drug delivery: the foundational technologies for the highly effective COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

PhD, Senior Vice President RNA Protein Replacement Therapies, BioNTech SE; Professor, University of Szeged; Adjunct Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2- Dr. Stuart H. Orkin, MD

2022 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate

‘’For the discovery of the molecular mechanism responsible for the switch from fetal to adult hemoglobin gene expression during human development and translating that knowledge into a novel treatment for the hemoglobin disorders – sickle cell disease and beta- thalassemia’’

David G. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Dana- Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital

Student Registration

All Grade 10-12 students are eligible to participate in the Gairdner High School event. Registration is required: https://bcchr.ca/gairdner

Free general admission

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, jshum@cmmt.ubc.ca
BCCHR Gairdner page

This event is hosted in conjunction with the Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) and the Canada Gairdner Foundation, recognizing the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world.

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