Keynote Address: Nullius in Verba: The Importance of Science and the Scientific Method
Dr. Scott Napper is a Senior Research Scientist at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization and a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a three-time winner of the University of Saskatchewan Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Napper’s research includes development of vaccines for diseases based in protein misfolding. By inducing immune responses that are specific to the misfolded species Dr. Napper hopes to address key obstacles to vaccine development for proteinopathies such as prion diseases and ALS. Dr. Napper is also responsible for the development of peptide arrays that enable high-throughput analysis of intracellular signal transduction activity. This approach has yielded insight and therapeutic targets to a number of important diseases, including in the context of bioterrorism.