The 2021 Gairdner Symposium will be broadcast via Zoom on October 25, 2021.
The Gairdner Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and researchers the opportunity to hear from Gairdner award-winning scientists. This free event offers attendees the opportunity to hear two inspiring and dynamic keynote speakers. This year, the speakers are Dr. Daniel J. Drucker and Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou.
Dr. Drucker, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health, in Toronto. He was awarded the 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award for his research on glucagon-like peptides that have led to major advances in treating Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and intestinal disorders. Drucker’s research on the function of GLP-2 and its role as an intestinal growth factor helped develop treatments for short bowel disease, decreasing the need for feeding tubes to provide nutrition in children and adults with the condition.
Dr. Barrangou, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University. His research focused on understanding the genetic basis for health-promoting and technological properties of beneficial bacteria used in food fermentations. Barrangou concentrates on the characterization of CRISPR-Cas systems and their applications in bacteria. His work has spanned basic science to understand and decipher the genomics of lactic acid bacteria, develop novel technologies and apply them to develop and formulate next-generation bacterial strains. He received several international awards for his CRISPR work, including the 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award.
The 2021 Gairdner Symposium will be hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.
What: 2021 Gairdner Symposium
When: Monday, October 25, 2021. 2:00 – 3:35 p.m.
Meeting ID: 91128 854418, Passcode: 854418
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