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 2018 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.
|Agenda - |
|8:30 am |
|Student registration |
|9:00 am |
| Research lectures featuring renowed Garidner awardees |
|10:30 am |
|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.
To ensure the safety of those onsite all participants must meet the minimum requirements for Personal Protective Equipment, this includes pants (skirts, long socks, nylons and leggings are not appropriate) and closed-toed shoes (sandals and mesh shoes are not appropriate).
A big thanks to everyone who helped make the 2017 Gairdner
High School Symposium a
While onsite participants had the opportunity to hear presentations from Gairdner award-winning scientists Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou & Dr. Huda Zoghbi, as well as participate in a selection of the following activities -
- Inside the Huntington disease brain, Hayden Research Team
- Basic tips and tricks for data visualization, K. Lim Research Team
- Blood, what's in it for us?, Gantt Research Team
- Comparing yeast strains using growth assays , Kobor Research Team
- The genotype/phenotype connection, Taubert Research Team
- Diagnosing rare genetic disorders with DNA sequencing,
Wasserman Research Team
- Using blood to understand immune responses in premature babies, Lavoie Research Team
- Wheat DNA extraction experiment, Ross & Carleton Research Teams
- Participating in vaccine research – the research process for a visit from start to finish, Vaccine Evaluation Centre
- Role of echocardiography in health care, Ting Research Team
- Cancer cell localization in live mice, J.Lim & Reid Research Teams
- DNA-PKc impact on cytokine production in Leukemia, Schultz Research Team
- Imaging the mind – The use of EEG in cognitive neuroscience,
Woodward Research Team
- DNA jigsaws: genomic research using your laptop, Wasserman Lab
- Genotyping using conventional methods and flowcytometry, Priatel Research Team
- The pancreas under the spotlight: A look at diabetes, Lynn Research Team
- Orthopaedic research Jeopardy, Mulpuri Research Team
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