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National Program
Symposia
2018 Canada Gairdner Awards Laureate Lectures
October 25, 2018
9:00 AM
Join us to learn about the exceptional work that won this year’s awards and the exceptional individuals behind it.

2018 Canada Gairdner Laureates Lectures
Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00 am- 2:30 pm

Macleod Auditorium, University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle
*This event is free and registration is not required.  Seats are offered on a first come first served basis.*

This event will also be webcast live here: Bit.ly/Gairdner2018




Event Information

october, 2018

october, 2018

201825oct9:00 am- 2:30 pm2018 Canada Gairdner Awards Laureate Lectures9:00 am - 2:30 pm University of Toronto MacLeod Auditorium, 1 King's College CircleEvent Type:National Program,SymposiaEvent Audience:Biomedical Scientists,Public,Students

Event Details

Join us to learn about the exceptional work that won this year’s awards and the exceptional individuals behind it.

2018 Canada Gairdner Laureates Lectures
Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00 am- 2:30 pm

Macleod Auditorium, University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle
*This event is free and registration is not required.  Seats are offered on a first come first served basis.*

This event will also be webcast live here: Bit.ly/Gairdner2018

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Location

University of Toronto MacLeod Auditorium

1 King's College Circle

Organizer

Gairdner Foundationthegairdner@gairdner.org

Speakers for this event

  • Alan Lopez

    Alan Lopez

    2018 CGGHA Winner- Global Burden of Disease

    Melbourne Laureate Professor, Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement, University of Melbourne

    2018 CGGHA Winner- Global Burden of Disease

  • Azim Surani

    Azim Surani

    2018 CGIA Winner- Genomic Imprinting

    Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge

    2018 CGIA Winner- Genomic Imprinting

  • Christopher J.L. Murray

    Christopher J.L. Murray

    2018 CGGHA Winner- Global Burden of Disease

    Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington

    2018 CGGHA Winner- Global Burden of Disease

  • Davor Solter

    Davor Solter

    2018 CGIA Winner- Genomic Imprinting

    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

    2018 CGIA Winner- Genomic Imprinting

  • Ed Boyden

    Ed Boyden

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

    Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology, Professor, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, MIT

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

  • Frances Shepherd

    Frances Shepherd

    2018 CGWA Winner- Leadership in Oncology

    Medical oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

    2018 CGWA Winner- Leadership in Oncology

  • Karl Deisseroth

    Karl Deisseroth

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

    D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

  • Peter Hegemann

    Peter Hegemann

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

    Hertie Professor for Neurosciences, Experimental Biophysics, Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

Schedule

    • Day 1
    • October 25, 2018
    • 9:00 Welcome & Chair's Remarks9:00 - 9:05Dr. Janet Rossant

    • October 25, 2018
    • 9:05 Out of the wild, green yonder9:05 - 9:35Dr. Peter Hegemann, Hertie Professor for Neurosciences, Experimental Biophysics, Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    • October 25, 2018
    • 9:35 Discovery of Optogenetics and Development of Causal Systems Neuroscience9:35 - 10:05Dr. Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    • October 25, 2018
    • 10:05 Health Break10:05 - 10:20-

    • October 25, 2018
    • 10:20 Optical and molecular tools for analyzing and controlling brain circuits10:20 - 10:50Dr. Edward Boyden, Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology, Professor, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, MIT

    • October 25, 2018
    • 10:50 Imprinting: Then and now10:50 - 11:20Dr. Davor Solter, 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

    • October 25, 2018
    • 11:20 From genomic imprinting to the human germline11:20 - 11:55Dr. Azim Surani, Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge

    • October 25, 2018
    • 11:55 Lunch Break11:55 - 1:10-

    • October 25, 2018
    • 1:10 Chair's Remarks1:10 - 1:15Dr. Alan Bernstein, President & CEO, CIFAR

    • October 25, 2018
    • 1:15 Measuring population health: the Global Burden of Disease Study1:15 - 2:00Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington; Dr. Alan Lopez, Melbourne Laureate Professor, Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement, University of Melbourne

    • October 25, 2018
    • 2:00 A Journey From Nihilism to Hope Through Bench to Bedside Research and Back to the Bench Again2:00 - 2:30 Dr. Frances Shepherd, Medical oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

    • October 25, 2018
    • 2:30 Thanks & Concluding Remarks2:30 - 2:35Dr. Janet Rossant

201825oct9:00 am- 2:30 pm2018 Canada Gairdner Awards Laureate Lectures9:00 am - 2:30 pm University of Toronto MacLeod Auditorium, 1 King's College CircleEvent Type:National Program,SymposiaEvent Audience:Biomedical Scientists,Public,Students

Event Details

Join us to learn about the exceptional work that won this year’s awards and the exceptional individuals behind it.

2018 Canada Gairdner Laureates Lectures
Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00 am- 2:30 pm

Macleod Auditorium, University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle
*This event is free and registration is not required.  Seats are offered on a first come first served basis.*

This event will also be webcast live here: Bit.ly/Gairdner2018

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Location

University of Toronto MacLeod Auditorium

1 King's College Circle

Organizer

Gairdner Foundationthegairdner@gairdner.org

Speakers for this event

  • Alan Lopez

    Alan Lopez

    2018 CGGHA Winner- Global Burden of Disease

    Melbourne Laureate Professor, Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement, University of Melbourne

    2018 CGGHA Winner- Global Burden of Disease

  • Azim Surani

    Azim Surani

    2018 CGIA Winner- Genomic Imprinting

    Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge

    2018 CGIA Winner- Genomic Imprinting

  • Christopher J.L. Murray

    Christopher J.L. Murray

    2018 CGGHA Winner- Global Burden of Disease

    Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington

    2018 CGGHA Winner- Global Burden of Disease

  • Davor Solter

    Davor Solter

    2018 CGIA Winner- Genomic Imprinting

    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

    2018 CGIA Winner- Genomic Imprinting

  • Ed Boyden

    Ed Boyden

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

    Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology, Professor, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, MIT

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

  • Frances Shepherd

    Frances Shepherd

    2018 CGWA Winner- Leadership in Oncology

    Medical oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

    2018 CGWA Winner- Leadership in Oncology

  • Karl Deisseroth

    Karl Deisseroth

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

    D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

  • Peter Hegemann

    Peter Hegemann

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

    Hertie Professor for Neurosciences, Experimental Biophysics, Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    2018 CGIA Winner- Optogenetics

Schedule

    • Day 1
    • October 25, 2018
    • 9:00 Welcome & Chair's Remarks9:00 - 9:05Dr. Janet Rossant

    • October 25, 2018
    • 9:05 Out of the wild, green yonder9:05 - 9:35Dr. Peter Hegemann, Hertie Professor for Neurosciences, Experimental Biophysics, Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    • October 25, 2018
    • 9:35 Discovery of Optogenetics and Development of Causal Systems Neuroscience9:35 - 10:05Dr. Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    • October 25, 2018
    • 10:05 Health Break10:05 - 10:20-

    • October 25, 2018
    • 10:20 Optical and molecular tools for analyzing and controlling brain circuits10:20 - 10:50Dr. Edward Boyden, Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology, Professor, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, MIT

    • October 25, 2018
    • 10:50 Imprinting: Then and now10:50 - 11:20Dr. Davor Solter, 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

    • October 25, 2018
    • 11:20 From genomic imprinting to the human germline11:20 - 11:55Dr. Azim Surani, Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge

    • October 25, 2018
    • 11:55 Lunch Break11:55 - 1:10-

    • October 25, 2018
    • 1:10 Chair's Remarks1:10 - 1:15Dr. Alan Bernstein, President & CEO, CIFAR

    • October 25, 2018
    • 1:15 Measuring population health: the Global Burden of Disease Study1:15 - 2:00Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington; Dr. Alan Lopez, Melbourne Laureate Professor, Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement, University of Melbourne

    • October 25, 2018
    • 2:00 A Journey From Nihilism to Hope Through Bench to Bedside Research and Back to the Bench Again2:00 - 2:30 Dr. Frances Shepherd, Medical oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

    • October 25, 2018
    • 2:30 Thanks & Concluding Remarks2:30 - 2:35Dr. Janet Rossant




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