Gairdner Science Week 2023

October 26:Laureate Lectures

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This highly anticipated event features lectures from the 2023 Canada Gairdner Award Laureates about their prize-winning research. The lecture will also include Early Career Investigators from across Canada who have won our contest and will present their related research alongside the laureates.

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8:30 AM - Opening remarks by Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation

8:35 AM - Dr. Michael R. Silverman, 2023 Canada Gairdner International Award: "Treasure Hunt: searching for lux genes"

9:02 AM - Dr. E Peter Greenberg, 2023 Canada Gairdner International Award: "Quorum sensing-a story of communication and cooperation"

9:29 AM - Dr. Bonnie L. Bassler, 2023 Canada Gairdner International Award: "Quorum Sensing Across Domains: From Viruses to Bacteria to Eukaryotes" 

9:56 AM - Dr. Abiola Olaitan, 2023 Gairdner Early Career Investigator: "How Clostridioides difficile hijacks heme to mediate metronidazole resistance"

10:08 AM - Dr. Elena Kuzmin, 2023 Gairdner Early Career Investigator: "Complex genetic networks in yeast and human health"

10:20 AM - Dr. Gelareh Zadeh, 2023 Canada Gairdner Momentum Award: "Integration of Molecular Information to Advance Patient Care in Real-Time"

10:45 AM - Break

11:05 AM - Dr. Christopher Mushquash, 2023 Canada Gairdner Momentum Award: "Community-Led Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction Research" 

11:32 AM - Dr. José Belizán, 2023 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award: "Calcium for Preventing Hypertension During Pregnancy: The Research Journey from Observation to Population-Level Implementation"

11:59 AM - Dr. Demis Hassabis, 2023 Canada Gairdner International Award: "Using AI to accelerate scientific discovery"

12:26 PM - Dr. John Jumper, 2023 Canada Gairdner International Award: "Highly Accurate Protein Structure Prediction and Its Applications"

12:51 PM - Closing remarks


MaRS Centre Auditorium, Lower Concourse, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7