Posted on March 29, 2011 by Tia Lalani

All faculty, staff, learners and members of the public are invited to attend our next Inaugural Professorial Lectures. This evening’s talks are hosted by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Date:          Monday April 11, 2011 Time:          Lectures will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a reception. Location:    Allard Family Lecture Theatre on the main floor …

All faculty, staff, learners and members of the public are invited to attend our next Inaugural Professorial Lectures. This evening’s talks are hosted by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Date:          Monday April 11, 2011
Time:          Lectures will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a reception.
Location:    Allard Family Lecture Theatre on the main floor of the
Katz Group – Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research


Speakers:
Adrian Wagg
Professor, Department of Medicine

Michael Hendzel
Professor, Department of Oncology

The lectures will include special recognition of Scott North, an associate professor in the Department of Oncology and a winner of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, which recognizes exceptional achievements and contributions by teacher-scholars across Canada.

Wagg’s presentation, All That Glisters: A Journey into the (Relatively) Unknown World of Wee, is about a topic that is not often discussed openly: urinary incontinence. Wagg will explain why people with this problem often receive no treatment. He will also talk about what’s being done to ensure the delivery of effective and safe care for older people with incontinence, and some of the things that might be done to prevent it.

The human genome would be metres long if it wasn’t packaged into a tight, little bundle of chromosomes that allows it to fit inside our cells. In his presentation, The Cell Nucleus: Still a Black Box, Hendzel will illustrate the unexpectedly complex 3-D ordering of the genome within the cell nucleus. Scientists still don’t understand how the molecules they study in test tubes relate to the genome functioning in live cells. Hendzel will explain if and why this matters.


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