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May 2018

16th Annual Genomics Forum “Advancing Health Outcomes”

May 24, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada
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Genome BC is pleased to invite BC's life sciences community to attend our 16th Annual Genomics Forum! This year's forum, "Advancing Health Outcomes" will highlight some of the important genomics research happening in BC's Health Sector and features International Keynote Speakers from the UK, France and Australia. This engaging scientific event promises to provide a full day of interactive content for over 200 of BC’s most engaged life science researchers, as well as end-users and government leaders while providing networking and collaboration opportunities.   We…

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June 2018

Finger on the Pulse of Genomics: How Important are your Genes in Heart Health and Obesity?

June 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 2G7
West Vancouver, V7V 2G7 CA
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Join us for an evening talk open to everyone in the public! Leading scientists Dr. Liam Brunham and Dr. Susanne Clee will explore the role that genetics plays in important health conditions including heart disease, obesity and diabetes. In addition, Fred Hazen, a retired millwright from Kamloops, will tell his story of living with familial hypercholesterolemia, or FH, an inherited condition that leads to cardiovascular disease and how this condition has impacted his family. The talks will be followed by…

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September 2018

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

September 19, 2018 @ 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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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, 2018 @ 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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The Genetics of Human Diversity with Unnur Thorsteinsdottir

October 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
SFU Harbour Centre – Labatt Hall, 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Vancouver, V6B 5K3 CA
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*This event has been canceled and will likely be rescheduled in the near future. We apologize for the short notice.* Genome BC is proud to present world-renowned geneticist, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, in Vancouver, Canada, for a special event on October 22, 2018, to share her pivotal knowledge on the genetics of human diversity. Headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, Unnur is the Vice President of Research at deCODE Genetics, a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome. deCODE Genetics is home to the highly productive human…

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February 2019

Are Bees Really Dying? Are we the cause or the solution?

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1X5
Richmond, V6X 1X5 CA
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Dr. Leonard Foster is a Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Proteomics, and recipient of the 2017 Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence. His research identifies disease resistance genes in bees and covers such topics as pathogen invasion, infection and the mapping of protein interactions. His objective is to reverse the decline of honeybee numbers and build genetic traits that make them more resistant to disease. Dr. Foster works with beekeepers, economists and biologists across North America and Europe to eradicate…

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