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September 2018

2018 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address: “Serving up Science: Plant Genomics and the Future of Food.”

September 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place Rooms 220-222, Vancouver, BC
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Genome BC is pleased to present Pamela Ronald as the 2018 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote speaker. Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th for her keynote: “Serving up Science: Plant Genomics and the Future of Food.” In her lecture, plant geneticist Pamela Ronald will explain how genomic approaches are being used to produce the next generation of crops. Genetic engineering of crops, the marker-assisted breeding approaches of today and the genome editing of tomorrow are examples of a continuum of new technologies aimed at…

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October 2018

Gairdner Symposium

October 22 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Life Sciences Institute, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
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This free inspiring public lecture will feature: Prof. Azim Surani Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2018 “For the discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease.” Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge Dr. Christopher Murray Recipient of the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award 2018 “For ground-breaking work in conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden…

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