2018 Canada Gairdner Symposia

Oct 24 – 25, 2018

|
9:00am–3:00pm
Event

Details

Let There Be Light: Optogenetics in Neuroscience and Beyond

The Gairdner Week in Toronto kicks off with the annual state-of-the-art scientific symposium.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm                                                             

Speakers & Agenda

Hailan Hu
Professor, Senior Investigator, Zhejiang University

Jared Toettcher
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Leslie Vosshall
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor; Head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior; Director, Kavli Neural Systems Institute, The Rockefeller University

Sheena Josselyn
Senior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children

Susumu Tonegawa
Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience; Director, RI KEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics; Principal Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Principal Investigator, Tonegawa Lab at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Yang Dan
Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California Berkeley

Meet the speakers at a post-symposium reception! Register here

2018 Canada Gairdner Laureate Lectures

Join us to learn about the exceptional work that won this year's awards and the exceptional individuals behind it. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Speakers & Agenda

Optogenetics

Karl Deisseroth
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Peter Hegemann
Hertie Professor for Neurosciences, Experimental Biophysics, Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Edward S. Boyden
Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology, Professor, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, MIT

Genomic Imprinting

Davor Solter
Emeritus Member and Director, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics; Visiting International Professor, Siriraj Center for Excellence in Stem Cell Research, Mahidol University; Visiting Professor, University of Zagreb Medical School

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

Global Health “Global Burden of Disease”

Alan D. Lopez
Melbourne Laureate Professor, Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement, University of Melbourne

Christopher J.L. Murray
Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington

Wightman “Leadership in Oncology”

Frances A. Shepherd
Medical oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

The 2018 Gairdner Symposia is free and will be broadcasted live via a webcast.

Seats will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Location

Medical Sciences Building
1 King's College Circle, Macleod Auditorium
Toronto
M5S 3K1
2018-10-24 13:00:00 2018-10-25 19:00:00 UTC 2018 Canada Gairdner Symposia Let There Be Light: Optogenetics in Neuroscience and Beyond The Gairdner Week in Toronto kicks off with the annual state-of-the-art scientific symposium. Wednesday, October 24, 20189:00 am - 1:00 pm                                                              Speakers & Agenda Hailan HuProfessor, Senior Investigator, Zhejiang University Jared ToettcherAssistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University Leslie VosshallRobin Chemers Neustein Professor; Head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior; Director, Kavli Neural Systems Institute, The Rockefeller University Sheena JosselynSenior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children Susumu TonegawaPicower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience; Director, RI KEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics; Principal Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Principal Investigator, Tonegawa Lab at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Yang DanPaul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California Berkeley Meet the speakers at a post-symposium reception! Register here 2018 Canada Gairdner Laureate Lectures Join us to learn about the exceptional work that won this year's awards and the exceptional individuals behind it.  Thursday, October 25, 20189:00 am - 3:00 pm Speakers & Agenda Optogenetics Karl DeisserothD.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Peter HegemannHertie Professor for Neurosciences, Experimental Biophysics, Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Edward S. BoydenY. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology, Professor, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, MIT Genomic Imprinting Davor SolterEmeritus Member and Director, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics; Visiting International Professor, Siriraj Center for Excellence in Stem Cell Research, Mahidol University; Visiting Professor, University of Zagreb Medical School Prof. Azim SuraniDirector of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge Global Health “Global Burden of Disease” Alan D. LopezMelbourne Laureate Professor, Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement, University of Melbourne Christopher J.L. MurrayDirector of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington Wightman “Leadership in Oncology” Frances A. ShepherdMedical oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto The 2018 Gairdner Symposia is free and will be broadcasted live via a webcast. Seats will be offered on a first come first served basis. 1 King's College Circle, Macleod Auditorium - Medical Sciences Building discovery.commons@utoronto.ca
Back to Top