Congrats Sir Michael Houghton on your induction!

Hosted by BioAlberta, a wonderful evening gala honoured Sir Michael Houghton and inducted him into the Alberta Bioindustry Hall of Fame.

22 March 2022


BioAlberta announced the induction of Sir Michael Houghton into the Alberta Bioindustry Hall of Fame, as well as the recipients of its 2021 Achievement Awards in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the individuals and companies whose innovation and achievements have contributed to the growing success of Alberta's life sciences sector. The awards were presented at BioAlberta’s Policy Forum and 2021 Awards Gala, held in Edmonton on March 22.

"We are honoured that Sir Michael Houghton has accepted our invitation to enter the Alberta Bioindustry Hall of Fame. His commitment to research excellence led to the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, which allowed for screening tools that eliminated Hepatitis C from our blood supply. His research at the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute puts Alberta at the forefront of research," said Robb Stoddard, President and CEO of BioAlberta.

Accepting this award, Sir Michael Houghton, said: "Thank you very much to BioAlberta for this high honour. Alberta has already made substantial contributions to healthcare advances but with the continued support of BioAlberta and our provincial and federal governments in research commercialisation and manufacture, I am convinced that our excellent academics, trainees and biotech companies can in the future generate a quantum jump in producing many more much needed medicines along with a thriving and major industrial economy for the province and for Canada."

The Alberta Bioindustry Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made extensive and tangible contributions to the Alberta life sciences community. This work can be in scientific achievement and research, industry development, public policy, education and ambassadorship. Inductees are selected by the Board of Directors based on the notable impact of an individual's work or lifetime achievement. Recipients are known to be passionate advocates for science and technology, accomplished scientists, business leaders and mentors whose dedication left an indelible mark in the life sciences sector.

Read more about the Alberta Bioindustry Hall of Fame.