News at Medicine - September 2009 - Gairdner lecture draws large audience


Gairdner lecture draws large audience
September 28, 2009
An overflow crowd gathered Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. in Lecture Theatre B to hear the 2009 Gairdner Lecture, hosted by the Faculty of Medicine. Preeminent Canadian scientist and researcher Dr. Tak Mak spoke on “Cancer Metabolism: Back to the Future.”
 
Dr. Tak Mak and Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett, associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Mak presented the Gairdner Foundation Lecture as part of the 50th anniversary of the Canada Gairdner Awards.

Dr. Mak is among the world’s top medical researchers. He won a Canada Gairdner International Award in 1989 for his work in the genetics of immunology. He is director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research and a professor at the University of Toronto.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Gairdner Awards, 50 past winners, including 20 Nobel laureates, are presenting special lectures across the country.