Institute for Protein Design

David Baker at the 2013 Gairdner Award Celebrations in Toronto

November 23, 2013

David Baker, Head of the Institute for Protein Design was recently in Toronto, Canada in late October to deliver a lecture on protein design as part of Gairdner Award celebrations.  This was written up in the Globe and Mail, where Dr. Baker noted the tremendous citizen science contributions of over 300,000 Rosetta@home volunteers and Foldit players, 200 of which are regular contributors to protein designs that are more deeply explored at the Institute for Protein Design.

David Baker, left, and Sir Gregory Winter spoke to the Gairdner Foundation in Toronto on October 24, 2013

David Baker, left, and Sir Gregory Winter spoke to the Gairdner Foundation in Toronto on October 24, 2013

On Thursday, October 24, Gairdner’s annual program of lectures and symposia concluded with the annual Canada Gairdner Awards Dinner in Toronto.

Over 500 scientists, academics, and corporate and government leaders networked at the Royal Ontario Museum, and celebrated presentations of the four 2013 Canada Gairdner International Awards, the Global Health Award and the Wightman Award.