On November 21, the first day of the 2019 BC Cancer Summit, we held a scientific symposium, featuring 16 leaders in genomics speaking about the investigations and discoveries that have helped to advance genome science. 

Booklet coverCelebrating 20 Years of Discovery, was distributed at our 20th Anniversary Symposium, and summarizes two decades of groundbreaking research and innovation at the GSC.

Learn about our past accomplishments, milestones and current areas of research. Read about our clinical programs that are changing the lives of cancer patients here in BC and around the world. Meet our team of Principal Investigators who are applying cutting-edge genomics technologies to study problems relevant to life, health and disease, working together to bring genomics to life. 

Speaker Profiles

Robert H. Waterston, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Genome Sciences and Department of Medicine
University Washington School of Medicine

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, FAACR
Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine
Co-Executive Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Joe Costello, PhD
University of California San Francisco 

Sam Aparicio, BM, BCh, PhD, FRCPath, FRSC
Nan & Lorraine Robertson Chair in Breast Cancer Research
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology
Distinguished Scientist and Head, Department of Molecular Oncology, BC Cancer
Professor, University of British Columbia Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Life Science Division
University of British Columbia Distinguished University Scholar

Martin Krzywinski, MSc.
Staff Scientist
Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer

Martin Hirst, PhD
Head, Epigenomics,
Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
Associate Director, Michael Smith Laboratories
University of British Columbia

Pinaki Bose, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Scientific Lead, Precision Oncology and Experimental Therapeutics
Director, Tumour Biology and Translational Research, Ohlson Research Initiative
Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute
Cummings School of Medicine
University of Calgary

Athanasios Zovoilis, MD, PhD
CRC RNA Bioinformatics and Genomics
University of Lethbridge

Ryan D. Morin, PhD
Associate Professor, MBB Department, Simon Fraser University
Senior Scientist,
Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer

Obi Griffith, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Director, McDonnell Genome Institute
Washington University School of Medicine

Malachi  Griffith, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine 
Assistant Director, The McDonnell Genome Institute 
Washington University School of Medicine 

Olena Morozova Vaske, PhD, FCCMG
Assistant Professor of MCD Biology,
UC Santa Cruz

Stephen Montgomery, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology & Genetics
Stanford University

Sorana Morrissy, PhD
Assistant Professor, CRC Tier 2 in Precision Oncology
University of Calgary

Trevor Pugh, PhD, FACMG
Canada Research Chair in Translational Genomics
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Genomics Director, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Janessa Laskin, MD
Medical Oncologist
BC Cancer

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