2020-10-23 09:00:00 2020-10-23 11:30:00 America/New_York 2020 Canada Gairdner Laureate Lectures 2020 Canada Gairdner Laureate LecturesThursday, October 22 & Friday, October 239:00AM – 11:30AM EST The Gairdner Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 Canada Gairdner Laureate Lectures. This year’s Canada Gairdner International Awards recognize an interesting cluster of researchers, all of whom have contributed in different but overlapping ways to our understanding of how cells interact with each other and with their extracellular environment. The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award winner is a renowned neuroscientist whose work in Open Science puts Canada on the map as a country known for scientific collaboration and the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award laureates have pioneered HIV prevention in Africa and around the globe. THURSDAYDr. Masatoshi Takeichi 2020 Canada Gairdner International AwardAwarded "For the discovery, characterization and biology of cadherins and associated proteins in animal cell adhesion and signalling."­Kobe, Japan  Dr. Rolf Kemler 2020 Canada Gairdner International AwardAwarded "For the discovery, characterization and biology of cadherins and associated proteins in animal cell adhesion and signalling."Freiburg, Germany  Dr. Mina Bissell 2020 Canada Gairdner International AwardAwarded “For characterizing “Dynamic Reciprocity” and the significant role that extracellular matrix (ECM) signaling and microenvironment play in gene regulation in normal and malignant cells, revolutionizing the fields of oncology and tissue homeostasis.”Berkeley, CaliforniaElaine Fuchs 2020 Canada Gairdner International AwardAwarded “For her studies elucidating the role of tissue stem cells in homeostasis, wound repair, inflammation and cancer.”New York, New York   FRIDAYDr. Guy Rouleau 2020 Canada Gairdner Wightman AwardAwarded “For identifying and elucidating the genetic architecture of neurological and psychiatric diseases, including ALS, autism and schizophrenia, and his leadership in the field of Open Science.”Montréal, Quebec  Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim 2020 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health AwardAwarded “For their discovery that antiretrovirals prevent sexual transmission of HIV, which laid the foundations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the HIV prevention strategy that is contributing to the reduction of HIV infection in Africa and around the world.”Durban, South Africa Dr. Salim Abdool Karim 2020 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health AwardAwarded “For their discovery that antiretrovirals prevent sexual transmission of HIV, which laid the foundations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the HIV prevention strategy that is contributing to the reduction of HIV infection in Africa and around the world.”Durban, South Africa Dr. Roel Nusse 2020 Canada Gairdner International AwardAwarded “For pioneering work on the Wnt signaling pathway and its importance in development, cancer and stem cells”San Francisco, CaliforniaFor more information visit gairdner.org To register, please sign up below. You can access the event using any browser or device (other than Internet Explorer)  https://kastio.com/laureate-lectures

2020 Canada Gairdner Laureate Lectures

Thursday, October 22 & Friday, October 23
9:00AM – 11:30AM EST

 

The Gairdner Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 Canada Gairdner Laureate Lectures. This year’s Canada Gairdner International Awards recognize an interesting cluster of researchers, all of whom have contributed in different but overlapping ways to our understanding of how cells interact with each other and with their extracellular environment. The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award winner is a renowned neuroscientist whose work in Open Science puts Canada on the map as a country known for scientific collaboration and the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award laureates have pioneered HIV prevention in Africa and around the globe.

 

THURSDAY

Dr. Masatoshi Takeichi 2020 Canada Gairdner International Award

Awarded "For the discovery, characterization and biology of cadherins and associated proteins in animal cell adhesion and signalling."

­Kobe, Japan

 

 

Dr. Rolf Kemler 2020 Canada Gairdner International Award

Awarded "For the discovery, characterization and biology of cadherins and associated proteins in animal cell adhesion and signalling."

Freiburg, Germany

 

 

Dr. Mina Bissell 2020 Canada Gairdner International Award

Awarded “For characterizing “Dynamic Reciprocity” and the significant role that extracellular matrix (ECM) signaling and microenvironment play in gene regulation in normal and malignant cells, revolutionizing the fields of oncology and tissue homeostasis.”
Berkeley, California




Elaine Fuchs 2020 Canada Gairdner International Award

AwardedFor her studies elucidating the role of tissue stem cells in homeostasis, wound repair, inflammation and cancer.”

New York, New York

 

 

 

FRIDAY

Dr. Guy Rouleau 2020 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

Awarded “For identifying and elucidating the genetic architecture of neurological and psychiatric diseases, including ALS, autism and schizophrenia, and his leadership in the field of Open Science.”

Montréal, Quebec

 

 

Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim 2020 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

Awarded “For their discovery that antiretrovirals prevent sexual transmission of HIV, which laid the foundations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the HIV prevention strategy that is contributing to the reduction of HIV infection in Africa and around the world.”

Durban, South Africa

 

Dr. Salim Abdool Karim 2020 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

Awarded “For their discovery that antiretrovirals prevent sexual transmission of HIV, which laid the foundations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the HIV prevention strategy that is contributing to the reduction of HIV infection in Africa and around the world.”

Durban, South Africa

 

Dr. Roel Nusse 2020 Canada Gairdner International Award

Awarded “For pioneering work on the Wnt signaling pathway and its importance in development, cancer and stem cells”

San Francisco, California



For more information visit gairdner.org

 

To register, please sign up below. You can access the event using any browser or device (other than Internet Explorer)