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25th Anniversary Celebration of Michael Smith's Nobel Prize Symposium

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The Great Hall at The Nest, UBC

6133 University Blvd.

Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1

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***Registration is currently full, but we hope to open up more seats closer to the event date. Priority registration will go to those on the wait list so sign up for our wait list today!***

25th Anniversary Celebration of Michael Smith's Nobel Prize Symposium

Presented by UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories in partnership with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

Nobel Laureate, Dr. Michael Smith (1932-2000), will be remembered as a great humanitarian who was passionate about research and science. Michael was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in developing site-directed mutagenesis. This research opened the door to entirely new fields such as genetic engineering and synthetic biology. This symposium honours his legacy and includes an impressive lineup of talks.

The scientific symposium focuses on future trends in biotechnology research and education. The day will begin with a panel of Smith’s friends sharing a historical perspective on his wide-reaching contributions. Scientific talks include an outstanding set of speakers from:

• Dr. Feng Zhang (MIT, 2018 Michael Smith Lecturer, Gairdner Award Recipient),
• Dr. Janet Rossant (University of Toronto, Gairdner and L’Oreal-UNESCO Award Recipient),
• Dr. Molly Shoichet (University of Toronto, L’Oreal-UNESCO Award Recipient),
• Dr. Natalie Strynadka (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC),
• Dr. Marco Marra (Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre),
• Dr. Brett Finlay (Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC),
• Dr. Joerg Bohlmann (Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC),
• Dr. Christian Kastrup (Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC),
• Dr. Véronique Lecault (AbCellera Biologics Inc.), and
• Ph.D student, Linda Horianopoulos.

Free to attend but space is limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

For schedule, please click here.

We will be haviing a photographer on-site during the event to capture images and video. If you do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please politely indicate this to the photographer. All images are the exclusive property of UBC.

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact rsvp@msl.ubc.ca with any questions you may have about this symposium.

Is lunch included? Are there vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free options?

Yes, we are offering a simple lunch to symposium attendees. If you have a dietary preference, please email rsvp@msl.ubc.ca with your request and we will try our best to accomodate it.

Will this event be photographed and filmed?

Yes, there will be a photographer on-site at the event taking photographs and/or recording video. If for any reason you do not wish to appear in the background, it is best to avoid the area. If you decide to enter the event, you hereby irrevocably content to and authorize the Michael Smith Laboratories to share the images with UBC faculties and units for usage in non-commercial applications, including advertising, promotion and marketing, and on the internet. All images are the exclusive property of UBC.


Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket, preferably in electronic form, to the registration desk at the event to sign in.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

As we have limited space, only the name matching the ticket and registration can attend.

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The Great Hall at The Nest, UBC

6133 University Blvd.

Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1

Canada

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