REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WILL BE CONTACTED SOON.
Grade 10-12 students, teachers, and the academic community have the opportunity to hear from two Gairdner award-winning scientists and learn about the BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities this Fall!
Hosted by Drs. Michael Hayden & Bruce Verchere, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia
Monday, October 23, 2023
In-person Monday, October 23 | 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
Venue: Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute 938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4
|9:15 a.m.||Welcome by Dr. Verchere|
|9:20 a.m.||Introduction of Dr. Weiss by Dr. Verchere|
|9:22 a.m.||Presentation by Dr. Weiss|
|9:52 a.m.||Dr. Verchere to lead Q&A session period for Dr. Weiss|
|10:02 a.m.||Introduction of Dr. Bassler by Dr. Tropini|
|10:05 a.m.||Presentation by Dr. Bassler|
|10:35 a.m.||Dr. Tropini to lead Q&A session period for Dr. Bassler|
|10:45 a.m.||Closing remarks by Dr. Verchere|
|11:00 a.m.||Light refreshments|
|11:15 a.m.||High school students proceed to lab tours|
Graduate students, postdocs, and trainees will showcase their latest ideas and discoveries in health research, to inspire little minds, and provide first-hand knowledge and experience of diverse careers available in science and medicine.
Virtually Monday, October 23 | 9:15 am – 10:45 am
Our 2023 Vancouver Gairdner presenters will be:
1- Dr. Bonnie L. Bassler, PhD
2023 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate
“For their discoveries of how bacteria communicate with each other and surrounding non-bacterial cells, providing a new paradigm for how microbes behave and yielding novel avenues for therapeutics against infectious diseases.”
SQUIBB PROFESSOR AND CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY; HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE INVESTIGATOR
2- Dr. Samuel Weiss, PhD
2008 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate
‘’For his seminal discovery of adult neural stem cells in the mammalian brain and its importance in nerve cell regeneration.’’
PROFESSOR, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, AB, CANADA
All Grade 10-12 students are eligible to participate in the Gairdner High School event. Registration is required.
Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.
For inquiries – (604) 875-3823, Jessica Shum @ email@example.com
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.