Gairdner Symposium

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Event Location 

Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2, UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Intended Audience 

CRISPR-Cas systems: from adaptive immunity to genome editing machines

This free public lecture features two dynamic and high profiled researchers:

Dr. Huda Zoghbi
2017 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient
Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dr. Zoghbi is the founding Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
at Texas Children’s Hospital. Zoghbi’s interest is in understanding healthy brain development
as well as what goes awry in specific neurological conditions. She has published seminal work
on the cause and pathogenesis of Rett syndrome and late-onset neurodegenerative diseases,
and has trained many scientists and physician-scientists. Dr. Zoghbi received numerous honors
including election to the National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences.

Presentation Title: Protein Levels and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Insights and Opportunities

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou
2016 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient
Assoc Professor, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University

Dr Barrangou is the T. R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research and an
Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North
Carolina State University, focusing on the evolution and functions of CRISPR-Cas systems, and
their applications in bacteria used in food manufacturing. Recently, Rodolphe received the 2016
Warren Alpert Prize, the 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award, and the 2017 NAS award
in Molecular Biology. Dr. Barrangou is also affiliated with Caribou Biosciences, Intellia
Therapeutics, and Locus Biosciences.

Presentation Title: CRISPR-Cas systems: from adaptive immunity to genome editing machin


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