Gairdner High School Symposium
The Gairdner High School Symposium is a half-day event held each fall that gives secondary students and teachers the opportunity to hear from Gairdner
award-winning scientists and health science experts, and attend a behind-the-scenes tour of BC Children's Hospital's research facilities. This event is hosted in conjunction with the Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT).
The next International Gairdner Symposium is scheduled for October 2017 (date TBA) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.
|Agenda - |
|Student registration |
| Research lectures featuring renowed Garidner awardees |
|Lab activities |
Students across the Lower Mainland are eligible to register to participate. For more information refer to the Student Registration guidelines.
It is important to note that BC Children's Hospital is a working health care research facility. While onsite, students will be encouraged to participate in supervised research activities and should be comfortable around a variety of samples and specimens in a clinical laboratory environment.
A big thanks to everyone who helped make the 2016 Gairdner
High School Symposium a
While onsite participants had the opportunity to hear presentations from Gairdner award-winning scientists Dr. Frank Plummer & Dr. Lewis Cantley, as well as participate in a selection of the following activities -
- Jedi mind-tricks and how to avoid them, BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit
- Measuring energy requirements, Elango & Robinson Lab
- What is a biobank and why is it important? BC Children's Hospital BioBank
- Studying immune cells from a mouse model, Gantt Lab
- Cross-talk between baby and mother: how the placenta establishes this link, Beristain Lab
- Sugar overload! Islet cells reporting for duty, Verchere Lab
- Inside the Huntington Disease Brain, Hayden Lab
- Culturing Cells and Flow Cytometry, Levings Lab
- Protein detection methods in disease, Sly Lab
- Histone modifications in yeast, Kobor Lab
- Visualizing the immune system, Priatel Lab
- Blood components, Kollman Lab
- DNA jigsaws: genomic research using your laptop, Wasserman Lab
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