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2023 Vancouver Gairdner Symposium

October 23, 2023 @ 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm


Gairdner Symposium (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)

Date: Monday, October 23, 2:15– 4:00pm PT

Location: LSC 1002 LT2 Life Sciences Institute, UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 2A1

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

Zoom: RSVP  – jshum@cmmt.ubc.ca


This free inspiring public lecture will feature:

  1. Dr. Bonnie L. Bassler

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2023

“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


  1. 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.”

Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary