EW Crampton Award and Lecture: Integrative biology of environmentally-induced autoimmune type 1 diabetes

Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:00to11:30
Raymond Building R2-045, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

The Earle W. Crampton Award is given in recognition of Distinguished Service in fields dealing with Nutrition and Food, and consists of an inscribed plaque and an honorarium. The recipient will deliver the Crampton Award Lecture on the Macdonald Campus during the spring semester of each academic year; the lecture is open to the public.

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences presents the award annually in recognition of merit in any academic, research, administrative or industry/community activities which result in significant progress in knowledge, and /or development of programmes and/or services that enhance nutrition and the quality of food for humans and/or animals. This year's award will be presenented to Dr. Fraser W. Scott, Senior Scientist, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, University of Ottawa.

Dr. Scott received BSc and MSc degrees in Agricultural Chemistry from McGill and a PhD in Biochemistry from Queen’s University (Kingston) followed by postdoctoral training in cancer research at the University of Alberta.  He then joined Health Canada as a Research Scientist. In 1999 he moved to the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute where he is a Senior Scientist in the Chronic Disease Program and Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa. He has authored 128 scientific articles and presented more than 100 invited lectures.

His research aims to understand how environmental factors, particularly dietary antigens, control the expression of autoimmune type 1 diabetes in genetically at risk individuals.  Using molecular and cellular approaches, he has developed a disease model that integrates the role of gut lumen antigens, the gut immune system and the endocrine pancreas in the development of diabetes.   

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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