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2022 Vancouver Gairdner symposium

October 24, 2022 @ 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

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

This free inspiring public lecture will feature:

Dr. Katalin Karikó

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2022

“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.”

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

Dr. Stuart Orkin

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2022

“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


Please see  Vancouver Gairdner Symposium for more information.


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



October 24, 2022
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (CBH)
Event Information


Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (CBH)
2215 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T1Z3 Canada