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2023 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

October 23, 2023 @ 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, this inspiring public lecture will feature:

Dr. Bonnie L. Bassler, recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2023 “for their iscoveries 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” Dr. Bassler is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and the Squibb Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University.

Dr. Samuel Weiss, recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2008 “for his seminal discovery of adult neural stem cells in the mammalian brain and its importance in nerve cell regeneration.” Dr. Weiss is a professor and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Scientist in the Departments of Cell Biology & Anatomy and Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. He is also the inaugural Director of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, a partnership between the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the Calgary Health Region.

Join online via Zoom or in-person: LSC 1002 LT2 Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Vancouver

For registration or questions, contact jshum@cmmt.ubc.ca

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October 23, 2023
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person – See Description
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