Genome Canada



Genome Canada

November 22, 2012 10:30 ET

Media Advisory: Genome Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2012) -

WHO: The Gairdner Foundation
Genome Canada
State-of-the-Science Event
WHAT: Genomics: the Power and the Promise
WHEN: November 27-28, 2012
WHERE: Ottawa Convention Centre
Ottawa Salon, Room 214
Media Centre, Room 212
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
WHY: A once-in-a-decade gathering of some of the greatest minds and most influential people to mark the accomplishments and advancements of genome sciences in Canada and around the world.
This is a rare opportunity to hear and interact with the 'thought leaders' in the genome sciences and innovation. Our lineup of prominent speakers includes:
  • Eric Lander, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Medical School (USA)
  • Svante Paabo, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany)
  • Michel Georges, Université de Liege (Belgium)
  • Tom Hudson, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (Canada)
  • Peter Langridge, University of Adelaide (Australia)

The Gairdner Foundation was created in 1957 to recognize the achievements of medical researchers whose work contributes significantly to improving the quality of human life. Since the first awards were made in 1959, the Gairdner Awards have become Canada's foremost international award. They hold up the pinnacle of achievement as a mirror to Canadians, and in so doing, play a role in helping Canada achieve its goals of excellence.

Genome Canada is a catalyst for developing and applying genomic sciences that create economic wealth and social benefit for Canadians. We work in partnership to invest in and manage large-scale research and translate discoveries into commercial opportunities, new technologies, applications and solutions. We build bridges between government, academia and industry to forge a genomics-based public-private innovation enterprise focused on key life science sectors of the economy.

Contact Information

  • Marlene Orton
    Director, Media and Communications
    Genome Canada
    613-751-4460 x 219
    Cell: 613-295-1476
    morton@genomecanada.ca