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Lecture: Decoding 10,000 whole genome sequences towards understanding autismExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

Headshot of Stephen SchererThe Department of Biology proudly presents a lecture from Waterloo Honorary Degree Recipient Stephen Scherer.

Scherer has transformed the understanding of human genetic variation and its role in disorders such as autism.

He holds the GlaxoSmithKline-Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Genome Sciences at The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto.

He is the scientific lead of the massive Autism Speaks-led MSSNG Open Science Project sequencing the genomes of thousands of individuals with autism, and their families. He is one of the most highly cited scientists in the world.

More about the speaker

Stephen W. Scherer, PhD, DSc, FRSC; Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics; Director, McLaughlin Centre, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto

Dr. Scherer is a distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Scherer, an alumnus (Hons. Science, 1987), will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Waterloo on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

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STC - Science Teaching Complex
Room 0060
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1