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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dr. Sonja M. Best -Chief Innate Immunity and Pathogens Section, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton MT

“Beyond Retroviruses: Restriction of flavivirus replication by TRIM5”

10:00AM – Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall (1-040 Li Ka Shing Building)
Reception to follow
12th Annual D. Lorne Tyrrell Lectureship in Infection & Immunity sponsored by the Tyrrell Endowment Fund



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dr. Celia A. Schiffer, Professor – Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Constraining Evolution – Avoiding Drug Resistance: Lessons from Viruses”

4:00PM – Classroom F (2J4.02 WMC)
Host: Dr. Matthias Götte – Professor & Chair, MMI
Sponsors: The Walter Mackenzie Visiting Speaker Fund, the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology and the Muttart immunology Network



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Public Lecture “Hope and Innovation” – Changing the future for patients with brain disease

Dr. Richard Morimoto, Director – Rice Institute for Biomedical Research, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University

“The Stress of Molecular Aging on Cellular Heath and Longevity”


Dr. Jack Jhamandas, Neurologist – University of Alberta Hospital

“A Quest for Novel Therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease”


Roger Marple, Hope Advocate – Young onset Alzheimer’s disease patient

“My Story: Research and Living Well with Dementia”

5:30PM – Allard Family Lecture Theatre (1-080 Katz Centre)

Sponsors: Canada Gairdner Awards, University Hospital Foundation, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry



October 12 & 13, 2017

Gairdner Symposium: Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration and Neuroinflammation

Prof. Dr. Hilmar Bading -Heidelberg University
Dr. Phillip Barker – University of British Columbia
Dr. Arthur L. Horwich – Yale University
Dr. Jack Jhamandas – University of Alberta Hospital
Dr. Jean-Pierre Julien -Universite Laval
Dr. Lorraine V. Kalia – University of Toronto
Dr. Stuart A. Lipton – The Scripps Research Institute
Dr. Richard I. Morimoto – Northwestern University
Dr. Alexandre Prat – University of Montreal
Dr. Lynn A. Raymond – University of British Columbia
Dr. David C. Rubinsztein – Cambridge University
Dr. J. Paul Taylor – St. Jude’s Research Hospital
Dr. Bruce D. Trapp – Cleveland Clinic
Dr. David Westaway – University of Alberta
Dr. V. Wee Yong – University of Calgary

Citadel Theatre, Edmonton Alberta

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