Media Advisory: Two of Ontario’s top scientists to join Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio’s Ideas, for an exciting discussion about medical research

Toronto, November 26, 2010 – When was the last time you heard two leading medical researchers discuss their work in a casual, accessible and interesting way?

On November 30, MaRS will welcome Dr. Janet Rossant and Dr. Jeff Wrana to Science at the Summit, a lunchtime discussion of what medical research is teaching us. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio’s Ideas.

Dr. Rossant and Dr. Wrana are winners of the 2010 Premier’s Summit Award in Medical Research, one of Canada’s richest prizes in medical research. Dr. Rossant is a world leader in developmental biology who has transformed the way we understand stem cell origins and human biology. Dr. Wrana has played an instrumental role in advancing scientist’s understanding of tumour growth suppression and given scientists around the world new ways to think about cancer. At Science at the Summit, they’ll be talking about their research, its impact and the future of medical research.

What: Science at the Summit: A panel discussion on medical research
When: November 30, 2010, noon-1 p.m.
Where: MaRS Centre Auditorium, 101 College St., Toronto, ON

  • Dr. Janet Rossant. Senior Scientist and Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Dr. Jeff Wrana, Senior Investigator and Mary Janigan Research Chair in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Paul Kennedy, Host of CBC Radio’s Ideas

For further information, please contact Janet Grant.
(416) 673-8115