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September 2019

Let Them Eat Dirt

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway
Vancouver,BCV5N 1W1
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Allergies, obesity, asthma, intestinal disorders, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes are all on the rise, with some even doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the complex ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us – our microbiota – as a major cause. But how could microorganisms that live in your gut affect the odds you’ll develop asthma, a disease of the lungs – or diabetes, a metabolic disorder? LET THEM EAT DIRT: The…

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October 2019

Gairdner Symposium

October 21 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Life Sciences Institute, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver,
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Hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia This free inspiring public lecture will feature: Dr. Ronald Vale Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2019 “For the landmark discovery of the motor protein kinesin and pioneering the understanding of its mechanism of action in driving cellular movement processes including cell division and intracellular transport.” Professor, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology University of California, San Francisco; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Dr. Bruce Stillman Recipient…

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2019 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address: “We are not alone: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease”

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place Rooms 220-222, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver,CA
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Inside and out, our bodies host trillions of microscopic organisms comprised of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses. This is the human microbiota and your microbiome is all the genes your microbiota contains. We share a symbiotic relationship with these organisms and they play an important role in our health and disease. A pioneer and global leader in genomic medicine, Dr. Claire M. Fraser is one of the most highly cited investigators in microbiology. In 1995, Dr. Fraser was the first…

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2019 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address: “We are not alone: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease”

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place Rooms 220-222, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver,CA
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Inside and out, our bodies host trillions of microscopic organisms comprised of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses. This is the human microbiota and your microbiome is all the genes your microbiota contains. We share a symbiotic relationship with these organisms and they play an important role in our health and disease. A pioneer and global leader in genomic medicine, Dr. Claire M. Fraser is one of the most highly cited investigators in microbiology. In 1995, Dr. Fraser was the first…

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2019 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address: “We are not alone: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease”

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place Rooms 220-222, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver,CA
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Inside and out, our bodies host trillions of microscopic organisms comprised of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses. This is the human microbiota and your microbiome is all the genes your microbiota contains. We share a symbiotic relationship with these organisms and they play an important role in our health and disease. A pioneer and global leader in genomic medicine, Dr. Claire M. Fraser is one of the most highly cited investigators in microbiology. In 1995, Dr. Fraser was the first…

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