The 2022 Gairdner Foundation National Program will be broadcast via Zoom on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 2:15 – 4 p.m. PST.
This free program is held each fall to give students, teachers, and researchers the opportunity to hear from Gairdner award-winning scientists. The keynote speakers for 2022 are Dr. Katalin Karikó and Dr. Stuart Orkin.
Dr. Karikó is Senior Vice President at RNA Protein Replacement Therapies, BioNTech SE; Professor, University of Szeged; and Adjunct Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. This year, she has been awarded the 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award for her pioneering work developing nucleoside-modified mRNA and lipid nanoparticle (LNP) drug delivery: the foundational technologies for the highly effective COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
Dr. Orkin is a David G. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Dana- Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital. His most recent studies led to the discovery of the molecular mechanism responsible for the switch from fetal (HbF) to adult (HbA) hemoglobin gene expression that occurs during human development and translating that knowledge into a novel treatment for the hemoglobin disorders – sickle cell disease and beta- thalassemia.
The 2022 Gairdner Foundation National Program will be hosted by Drs. Michael Hayden & Bruce Verchere of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.
What: 2022 Gairdner Foundation National Program
When: Monday, October 24, 2022. 2:15 – 4:00 p.m. (PST)
Meeting ID: 97917 493963 Passcode: 493963
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