LIVE STREAM: MCB's Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe presents at the 2017 Gairdner Laureate Symposium

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MCB's Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe will be presenting at this year's Gairdner Foundation’s annual research symposium. 


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The Gairdner Foundation’s annual research symposia convene world-renowned scientists to discuss relevant global health topics and share their cutting-edge research with audiences.

The theme of Gairdner’s 2017 Friday Symposium is “New frontiers in targeted therapies for human health,” with each of our six speakers presenting on a variety of related topics:


  • Emma Allen-Vercoe, Ph.D: “Bugs as drugs: modifying the human gut microbiome with ‘microbial ecosystem therapeutics”
  • Michael LaFlamme, M.D., Ph.D: “Heart regeneration with pluripotent stem cells
  • Hans Clevers, M.D., Ph.D: “Stem cell-grown organoids as models for human disease
  • Helen Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D: “Simple genetics for a complex disease: getting to the heart of the matter
  • Adrian Krainer, Ph.D: “Nusinersen (SpinrazaTM): The First FDA Approved Treatment for SMA”
  • Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D: “Therapeutic T cell engineering: CD19 CAR therapy and beyond”


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