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2018 Gairdner Symposium

October 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

Life Sciences Centre

2350 Health Sciences Mall



Prof. Azim Surani
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2018 and Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge, UK
Award topic: “For the discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease.”

Speaker 2

Dr. Christopher Murray
Recipient of the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award 2018 and Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington, USA
Award topic: “For ground-breaking work in conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden of Disease.”
2018 Gairdner symposium

Hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, UBC

A free inspiring public lecture

Please see Vancouver Gairdner symposium  for more information.

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We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support in bringing some of the world’s top researchers to Vancouver to share their expertise and inspire students of all ages to pursue their scientific passions.

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