Li ka Shing Professor and holder of the Canada Excellence in Research Chair (CERC) in Virology within the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology at the University of Alberta
Michael Houghton, PhD, is the Li ka Shing Professor and holder of the Canada Excellence in Research Chair (CERC) in Virology within the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology at the University of Alberta where he is focusing on research into viral hepatitis and other inflammatory diseases. He applied recombinant DNA technology and patient-derived antibodies to identify a novel RNA virus, which was named Hepatitis C virus. Other discoveries include the molecular characterization of the viral hepatitis D genome and the human beta-interferon gene. He has received numerous awards for their work on Hepatitis C Virus including the Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award in 2000 and Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award in 1992, from the USA, the Robert Koch Medal from Germany, and the Gold Medal from the Canadian Liver Disease Association. Dr. Houghton won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to the discovery of the Hepatitis C Virus and shares the award with Harvey Alter, M.D., National Institutes of Health, USA, and Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., Rockefeller University, New York City.
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This highly anticipated panel discussion provides attendees an exclusive opportunity to hear firsthand from three outstanding leaders in the field. Drs. Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice, the 2020 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will join TLMdX LIVE for a question and answer session.