Parsa Jamshidi (MSc.) and Indeewari Ranasinghe (MSc.) successfully defended their theses this summer!
Dr. Amanda Bongers successfully defended her thesis!
Dr. Claudia El Nachef and Prof. André Beauchemin have been awarded a prestigious Life Sciences-Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life (SCOL) Fellowship from the Simons Foundation to fund their study of prebiotic chemistry. They are the only researchers in Canada to be selected for this fellowship.
“The purpose of the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life is to advance our understanding of the processes that led to the emergence of life.
The collaboration aims to support creative, innovative research on topics including the astrophysical and planetary context of the origins of life, the development of prebiotic chemistry, the assembly of the first cells, the advent of Darwinian evolution, and the earliest signs of life on the young Earth.”
Congrats to JF who successfully defended his PhD thesis yesterday!
All the best for the future to all of our honours students! Good luck Alex and Asianne with your new co-op jobs, and congrats to Philippe and Ryan who will soon earn their BSc!
Don’t miss us at CSC 2015! Go here for the full program.
André’s BI award lecture : Monday June 15 @ 15:20 in OR4, room 208
Didier’s poster: Tuesday June 16 @ 17:40 in Canada Hall
Amanda’s talk: Wednesday June 17 @ 15:40 in OR4, room 208
André is the winner of the 2015 Boehringer Ingelheim Research Excellence Award!!
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., the Boehringer Ingelheim Research Excellence Award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to medicinally relevant organic or biophysical chemistry while working in Canada.
See his award lecture this June at the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2015) in Ottawa!
Hydrazide Bonanza : Amphoteros Oct 2013
“André’s lab at the University of Ottawa has been pushing the frontiers of synthesis with some imaginative use of heteroatom-heteroatom bonds as platforms for atom transfer chemistry.”
What’s she building in there? : Chemistry as Art by Tyler Shendruk June 2012
“By designing an organic catalyst that uses the same tethering method as enzymes, Macdonald tackled this notoriously difficult transformation. The tethering molecule directed the approach of the reactants so intelligently that the interaction barrier was reduced and the reaction could occur at room temperature…”