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An Evening with a Nobel Laureate

December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST

Free

The University of Alberta’s celebration for Michael Houghton, Director, Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute, and recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

Hosted by science journalist, television personality, and author
Distinguished Alumnus Dan Riskin

Visit ualberta.ca to watch at 7:00 p.m. (MST) on December 9, 2020

University of Alberta virologist Michael Houghton spent more than a decade hunting a virus responsible for causing cirrhosis and cancer of the liver in people around the world.

In recognition of his discovery of the hepatitis C virus, Houghton will be awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Join Bill Flanagan, President and Vice-Chancellor, and Brenda Hemmelgarn, Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, as we celebrate and honour Michael Houghton, Director, Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute.

7 p.m. (MST), Wednesday, December 9, 2020 

Houghton will talk about this momentous discovery and the hepatitis C virus vaccine he and his team at Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology have developed that is now in the late pre-clinical stage of testing. Houghton is also leading an effort to produce a vaccine for COVID-19.

Hosted by science journalist, television personality, and author
Distinguished Alumnus Dan Riskin

With special guest
Distinguished Alumnus D. Lorne Tyrrell, OC, AOE, Founding Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

  To view, visit u at 7 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, December 9, 2020  

Organizer

University of Alberta

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Virtual Online
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