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2017 Gairdner International Symposium



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 the Vancouver Gairdner Symposium webpage for more information