Out of Africa to a career in science

Presented by Dr. Azim Surani, Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge. Recipient of the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award for discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease

Conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden of Disease

Presented by Dr. Christopher J. L. Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington. Recipient of the 2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for ground-breaking work in conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden of Disease