2016 laureate Feng Zhang returns to give East coast public lecture

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2016 Canada Gairdner laureate, Dr. Feng Zhang is back on the Gairdner lecture circuit with a faculty, student and public lecture at Dalhousie University later this month.

Dr. Zhang, Core Institute Member, Broad Institute and Associate Professor, MIT was recognized with a Canada Gairdner International Award in 2016 for his extraordinary work in the development of CRISPR-CAS as a genome editing tool for eukaryotic cells.

In 2016, Dr. Zhang visited the University of Alberta and University of Toronto to deliver Gairdner National and Student Outreach lectures that covered everything from the technical to the practical, inspiring attendees to pursue the interesting questions that matter to them. Dr. Zhang also delivered a keynote address at Gairdner’s first ever public lecture (in partnership with York University) in November of 2016, where he shared his research with a packed house at Toronto’s Design Exchange.

Join Gairdner and its partners at Dalhousie University this month to enjoy more interesting, thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Zhang as he tackles the real-world challenges, opportunities and applications of CRISPR-CAS technology.

Event details:

Public lecture
Thursday, March 30
Scotia Auditorium, McCain Building
Dalhousie University
6:15 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. panel discussion