The 2022 Gairdner Lecture at McMaster University on Oct. 28 will feature Montreal neurologist Guy Rouleau discussing his work on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal neurodegenerative disease.

Rouleau, who received the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award in 2020, was cited for identifying the genetic architecture of neurological and psychiatric diseases, including ALS, autism and schizophrenia, and his leadership in the field of Open Science.

He is the professor and chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of McGill University and the director of the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital known as The Neuro.

The Friday, Oct. 28 lecture will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in room 1102 of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery on campus.

The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award is one of the most prestigious scientific prizes on offer, often nicknamed ‘baby Nobels’. McMaster professor Deborah Cook is receiving the 2022 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for her ground-breaking research in the treatment of patients in intensive care. She will be presenting at the 2022 Gairdner Science Week Laureate Lectures on Oct. 27.


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