The Alberta Gene Therapy Group was born during a meeting organised by Lung-Ji Chang from the University of Alberta and Norman Wong from the University of Calgary held at the Holiday Inn, Red Deer, Alberta, November 23, Thursday, 1995.
Gene Therapy Research
The mandate of the Centre for Gene Therapeutics is to investigate the basic pathobiology of inflammatory, infectious and immune diseases. Procedures are then developed for the therapeutic application of genetic information for intervention in cancer immunotherapy, chronic infectious diseases and chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and respiratory tracts.
Role of the Institute
The Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy has successfully recruited topnotch scientists with high scientific achievements, each of whom is afforded full scientific independence and is responsible for the development of her/his research. Cross-fertilization of ideas among these scientists not only at the Institute but with scientists from other institutions and disciplines has culminated into important scientific activities.