Events

J.B. Collip and the discovery of insulin

J.B. Collip [UT Insulin collection]

On May 19, 2021, Alison Li will be speaking at a symposium (via Zoom) to be held by the McGill University Division of Endocrinology to commemorate the discovery of insulin. She will be focussing on the role of J.B. Collip in the coming of insulin and his contribution to the flourishing of endocrine research at McGill during the 1930s and 40s.

On June 16, 2021, she will also participate in 100 Years of Insulin, a half-day seminar held by the Alberta Diabetes Institute to celebrate the anniversary. The talk will highlight the connection of Collip’s experiences at the University of Alberta to his contributions to the insulin research. This half-day seminar will include talks by several speakers including Ray Rajotte and James Shapiro of the team that developed the “Edmonton Protocol” for islet transplantation.

Her article “Success Has Many Parents: J. B. Collip’s Role in the Discovery of Insulin” appears on the Defining Moments Canada website.