Gairdner Symposium

The Gairdner Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty to listen to two inspiring and dynamic researchers.

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Please send your RSVPs to skumaran@cmmt.ubc.ca.

This public lecture is free and open to the public. It will feature two speakers.


Professor Azim Surani

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2018.

“For the discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease.”

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


Dr. Christopher Murray

Recipient of the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award 2018.

“For ground-breaking work in conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden of Disease.”

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


Please see Vancouver Gairdner symposium for more information.

Learn more about the Gairdner Foundation.

For questions or more information please contact Seetha at skumaran@cmmt.ubc.ca