UPEI will host the Canada 2018 Gairdner International Award winner for the 2019 Gairdner lectures.
Davor Solter will deliver a public lecture on Monday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the faculty lounge of UPEI’s SDU Main Building.
A second lecture for high school students will take place at 10:45 a.m.
Solter is an emeritus member and director of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. He is a visiting international professor of the Siriraj Centre for Excellence in Stem Cell Research, Mahidol University and a visiting professor at the University of Zagreb Medical School.
Together, the work of Solter and Azim Surani has contributed to the understanding of the developmental consequences and molecular mechanisms of genomic imprinting, starting the field of epigenetics, the study of heritable changes in gene function without changes in the DNA sequence.
All are welcome to the public lecture. High school classes who would like to attend the student lecture may contact Jane Vessey at email@example.com.