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Picchione Lecture Series: Research and the Future of healthcare

Posted by GHO Admin on December 7, 2016 in Events

Date: Tues. Jan. 17, 2017 @ 6:30-8 pm
Location: Halifax Central Library - Paul O'Regan Hall

Picchione Lecture Series

Research and the Future of Health Care: Using Genetics to Find New Treatments of Disease

Steven J.M. Jones, FRSC, FCAHS. Co-Director and Head, Bioinformatics, Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre British Columbia Cancer Agency.

Dr. Jones uses next generation DNA technology to find mutations in cancer in order to make treatments that are based on the patients' genes. This research is promising in helping those afflicted with various types of cancers.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada as well as the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

This free public event is open to everyone - for more information contact: