Minds that Matter: Gairdner Symposium

2019 Syposium:

Monday, October 21, 2019
2 to 4 p.m.
MSB 227
Medical Sciences Building
114 Street & south of 87 Avenue, Edmonton

featuring Dr. Connie Jean Eaves & Dr. Timothy A. Springer 

Dr. Connie Jean Eaves, 2019 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Recipient
  Distinguished Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer
  Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  For her pioneering work and leadership in the study of hematopoietic, mammary and cancer stem cells and her dedicated advocacy for early- career investigators and women in science

Dr. Timothy A. Springer, 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient
  Latham Family Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
  Chairman, Institute for Protein Innovation
  For discovery of the first immune system adhesion molecules, elucidation of their roles in antigen recognition and leukocyte homing, and translation of these discoveries into therapeutics for autoimmune diseases


2018 Syposium:

minds that matter: The 2018 Gairdner Symposium

Monday, October 22, 2018
2 to 4 p.m.
Bernard Snell Hall
University of Alberta Hospital
8440-112 Street, Edmonton

featuring Dr. Davor Solter & Dr. Edward Boyden
2018 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipients

Dr. Solter - Topic: Epigenetic Control of Mammalian Development 
Emeritus Member and Director, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Visiting International Professor, Siriraj Center for Excellence in Stem Cell Research, Mahidol University Visiting Professor, University of Zagreb Medical School

Dr. Boyden - Topic: Optical and Molecular Tools for Analyzing and Controlling Brain Circuits 
Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology
Professor, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, MIT


2017 Syposium:

minds that matter: The 2017 Gairdner Symposium

Monday, October 23, 2017
2 to 4 p.m.
ECHA L1-490 (Basement Level)
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
114 Street & 87 Avenue, Edmonton
featuring Dr. Lewis Kay & Dr. David Julius
2017 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipients

Dr. Lewis Kay - Topic: NMR Why Bother? Studies of the p97 Molecular Machine Provide an Answer
Professor, Departments of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Chemistry, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
University of Alberta Alumnus
Dr. David Julius - Topic: Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway: From Physiology to Atomic Structure
Professor & Chair, Department of Physiology and the Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and Medicine,
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016 Syposium:

Monday, October 24, 2016

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

ECHA 2-190

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

114 Street & 87 Avenue, Edmonton


featuring Dr. Feng Zhang & Dr. Philippe Horvath

2016 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipients

Dr. Feng Zhang - Topic: Genome Editing Using CRISPR-Cas Systems

Core Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

Assistant Professor, Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at MIT


Dr. Philippe Horvath - Topic: CRISPR-Mediated Immunity in Bacteria: Discovery & Applications

Senior Scientist, DuPont

DuPont Fellows Forum Associate and DuPont Nutrition & Health Technical Fellow

Dangé-Saint-Romain, France