CDRD is a proud BC Sponsor of the 2017 Gairdner Foundation Lecture. Hosted by Drs. Helen Burt and Michael Hayden from the University of British Columbia, this event will feature two internationally acclaimed researchers and recipients of Canada’s Gairdner International Awards.
Monday, October 23, 3:30–6 p.m.
Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC2)
The University of British Columbia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Recipient of the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award “For the discovery of the genetic basis of Rett syndrome and its implications for autism spectrum disorders”
Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
Presentation Title: Protein Levels and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Insights and Opportunities
Recipient of the 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award “For establishing and characterizing CRISPR-Cas bacterial immune defense system”
Associate Professor, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences; Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Presentation Title: CRISPR-Cas systems: from adaptive immunity to genome editing machines
Additional details at: Gairdner UBC 2017 website.