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The Genetics of Human Diversity with Unnur Thorsteinsdottir

October 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

*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 gene discovery engine, employing discoveries to identify genetic variations associated with human disease. Their power to uncover the genetic basis of virtually any disease or trait is unprecedented.

This exploration is sure to be captivating and inspiring. With just 100 seats available, don’t wait to reserve yours! 

SFU Harbour Centre – Labatt Hall
Monday October 22, 2018
4:00 PM 
(Doors Open 3:30 PM)

Unnur received her Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in biology from the University of Iceland, and completed a PhD degree in genetics at the University of British Columbia in 1997. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Experimental Hemato-Oncology and Gene Therapy Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, and joined deCODE in 2000. Since 2003 she has led deCODE’s population genetics genetic work and is actively involved in wide range of genetic studies involving cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory and neurological diseases and cancers. From 2010 Unnur has been Vice President of Research at deCODE.


October 22, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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SFU Harbour Centre – Labatt Hall
515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Vancouver, V6B 5K3 CA
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