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Gairdner Foundation National Program

October 15, 2018
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The Gairdner Foundation presents one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for biomedical and global health research

  • Time: 3:30-6:00pm
  • Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Location (live webcast): SFU's Big Data Hub, Presentation Studio (Applied Science Building 10900)

Simon Fraser University is a proud sponsor of the Gairdner Foundation's National Program. The Gairdner Foundation presents one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for biomedical and global health research. Each year the laureates of the Canada Gairdner Awards visit Canada and present lectures to faculty, staff and students at local universities. This year, Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, University of Cambridge, Azim Surani and Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Christopher Murray are visiting the University of British Columbia on October 22 and graduate and postdoctoral studies are invited to watch a live webcast of their lectures.

Dr. Christopher J. L. Murray
2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Recipient
Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington

Christopher Murray,MD, DPhil,is a researcher in global and public health at theUniversity of Washingtonand is the institute director of theInstitute for Health Metrics and Evaluation(IHME). Beginning in 1990, he has worked on ways to measure the burden of disease and disability around the globe. The aim of these efforts, is to provide data for policy makers around the world to allocate healthcare resources. This year he has been awarded the 2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, for his ground-breaking work.

Prof. Azim Surani
2018 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient
Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, University of Cambridge

Professor Azim Surani, PhD, FMedSci, FRS, is a developmental biologist who has been Marshall–Walton Professor at theWellcomeTrust/Cancer Research UKGurdon Instituteat theUniversity of Cambridgesince 1992, and Director of Germline and EpigenomicsResearch since 2013. This year he has been awarded the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award for the discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease, along side Dr. DavorSolter.

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