2017 Gairdner International Symposium at LSI | Monday, October 23rd, 2017

3:30-6:00 pm

Location: Life Sciences Institute, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC

Hosted by Drs. Helen Burt and Michael Hayden, University of British Columbia


This free public lecture will feature:

Dr. Huda Zoghbi 

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



Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou

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


Please see  Vancouver Gairdner Symposium for more information.

Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.


For questions or more information please contact Seetha at skumaran@cmmt.ubc.ca