Gairdner Symposium: Frank Plummer and Lewis Cantley

Gairdner Symposiom 2016, Vancouver: Frank Plummer and Lewis Cantley

Monday, October 24, 2016  4– 6 pm
Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre #2 (LSC 2), 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC
Hosted by Drs. Helen Burt and Michael Hayden, University of British Columbia


Frank Plummer MD, OC, OM, FRS, LLD, DrSc, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, 2016
for his groundbreaking research in Africa in understanding HIV transmission and his leadership at the Canadian National Microbiology Laboratory with pivotal roles in SARS, influenza and Ebola epidemics

Presentation Title: The untold story of the National Microbiology Laboratory
For information about Dr. Plummer:



cantley-lewis-300Lewis Cantley PhD
Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015

for his discovery of PI 3-Kinase, a critical component of the cell signaling machinery that plays a key role in normal functions of proliferations and growth and is de-regulated in diseases such as cancer and diabetes”

Presentation Title: PI3-Kinase and Cancer Metabolism
To learn more about Dr. Cantley: