The Gairdner Foundation and McGill University present


An evening of free public lectures about genomes, history, and medicine.

Date: June 15, 2018 19:00-21:30

Venue: Martin Amphitheatre (Room 504), McIntyre Building
McGill University, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Attendance is free of charge. Registration guarantees a seat and helps us plan.


“Histoire des populations, génétique et recherche biomédicale”

Dr. Lluis Quintana-Murci, Institut Pasteur, Paris

Bio: Dr. Quintana-Murci directs the Human Evolutionary Genetics laboratory at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. His research focuses on understanding how natural selection, human demography and lifestyle have shaped human genetic diversity and the worldwide distribution of traits and disease.




“Health, History,  and Customer-Powered Research at 23andMe”

Dr. Joanna Mountain, 23andMe, Mountain View, California

Bio: Dr. Joanna Mountain is Senior Director of Research at 23andMe where she is responsible for overseeing research projects, ensuring the protection of research participants, and developing approaches to evaluate ancestry. Prior to joining 23andMe, Joanna earned a PhD in Genetics from Stanford University and served on the faculties of the Anthropological Sciences and Genetics Departments at Stanford.