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Cystic Fibrosis research pioneer to speak at Bannatyne campus

Lap-Chee Tsui noted for global impact in human genetics research

March 30, 2015 — 
Lap-Chee Tsu

Lap-Chee Tsui

World renowned for his work on the discovery of the gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis, Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui will be speaking at the Dr. Patrick Choy Distinguished Lectureship at U of M’s Bannatyne Campus.

Tsui, Immediate-Past Vice Chancellor and President, University of Hong Kong, is globally recognized for his research in human genetics and genomics. He also contributed significantly to fighting the SARS coronavirus in 2003 and led the Hong Kong consortium in the international effort in completing the first comprehensive catalogue of the human genetic evaluations.

Tsui is the recipient of many national and international prizes, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA and a Laureate of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.

Most recently, Tsui was bestowed with the 2014 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research.

What: Dr. Patrick Choy Distinguished Lecture: “Working in the Frontiers of Biomedical Science: Expect the Unexpected”
When:  Monday, March 30, 2015, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building, U of M Bannatyne Campus. The lecture will also be simulcast in Senate Chambers, Building EITC E3, Room 262 at Fort Garry Campus

The Dr. Patrick Choy Distinguished Lectureship is held in honour of Dr. Patrick Choy, Professor Emeritus, Special Advisor to the President and Dean of Medicine and former Associate Dean (Research), College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. An internationally recognized leader in the study of cardiovascular phospholipids and lipoproteins, Dr. Choy’s research established novel connections between lipid metabolism, cardiac arrhythmias and atherosclerosis.

Founded in 1883 as Western Canada’s first medical school, the University of Manitoba College of Medicine has graduated more than 7,000 physicians who have become influential medical leaders, world renowned health researchers and dedicated doctors. As Manitoba’s only medical school, the U of M College of Medicine has educated and trained the majority of our province’s physicians.



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