Nobel laureate Dr. Peter Agre, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, will be at St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre to speak with local high school students for a “town hall”:
Date: Wednesday, December 2nd
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Place: St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre, 351 Taché Avenue, Winnipeg
A co-winner of 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Dr. Agre is in Winnipeg to receive the Robert Beamish Leadership award as part of the 17th annual Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences Awards.
Dr. Agre’s research in red-blood-cell biochemistry led to the first known membrane defects in congenital hemolytic anemias and produced the first isolation of the Rh blood group antigens. In 1992, his laboratory became widely recognized for discovering the aquaporins, a family of water channel proteins found throughout nature and responsible for numerous physiological processes in humans. For this work, Dr. Agre shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Roderick MacKinnon of Rockefeller University.
Dr. Agre is the 3rd Nobel laureate to visit the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. The Institute previously hosted Dr. Louis Ignarro in 2008 and Dr. Ferid Murad in 2014.
About the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (ICS)
Widely regarded as one of the preeminent basic cardiovascular research programs in the world, the ICS is a partnership between the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital, and is a leading force in the fight against heart disease at the cellular and molecular levels. The multidisciplinary program includes over 100 researchers investigating heart pathophysiology, electrophysiology, cellular and molecular biology.
Generously supported by the St-Boniface Hospital Foundation and affiliated with the University of Manitoba, St-Boniface Hospital has gained a world-wide reputation for excellence in medical research; important not only to Canadians, but to people around the world