The next Gairdner High School Symposium is scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2018 from at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.

2018 Agenda: 

  • 8:30 - 9:15 am - Student registration at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
     
  • 9:15 am - Research lectures featuring renowed Garidner awardees:
    • Prof. Azim Surani. Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient for the discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease
    • Dr. Christopher Murray. John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Recipient for ground-breaking work in conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden of Disease
       
  • 11:00 am - Light refreshements
     
  • 11:20 am - Students will be assigned to smaller groups and have the opportunity to visit and interactive with two different research teams on the Oak Street Campus. The 2017 activities included: 
    • Inside the Huntington disease brain
    • Basic tips and tricks for data visualization
    • Blood, what's in it for us?
    • Comparing yeast strains using growth assays
    • The genotype/phenotype connection
    • Diagnosing rare genetic disorders with DNA sequencing, 
    • Using blood to understand immune responses in premature babies
    • Wheat DNA extraction experiment
    • Participating in vaccine research – the research process for a visit from start to finish
    • Role of echocardiography in health care,
    • Cancer cell localization in live mice
    • DNA-PKc impact on cytokine production in Leukemia
    • Imaging the mind – The use of EEG in cognitive neuroscience, 
    • DNA jigsaws: genomic research using your laptop
    • Genotyping using conventional methods and flowcytometry
    • The pancreas under the spotlight: A look at diabetes
    • Orthopaedic research Jeopardy