The 2019 Winkler Award Lecture: Hala Abou Assi - Investigating the Impact of Chemical Modifications on Nucleic Acid Structure and Dynamics
Ph.D. work at McGill University
2018 Steacie Prize Winner: Tomislav Friščić - Simplicity and Minimalistic Design for Cleaner, Safer and More Exciting Chemistry
Chemistry professor Tomislav Friščić is just the third McGillian ever to win the prestigious Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences. Join us in congratulating Prof. Friščić at this official prize presentation ceremony, followed by a public lecture delivered by the renowned green chemistry pioneer.
Chemical Society Seminar: Sarah Trice - Synthia™ Retrosynthetic software for practicing chemists: Novel and efficient in silico pathway design validated at the bench
In a continuously evolving landscape of in silico chemical intelligence and machine learning, computer assisted synthetic planning has come to the forefront of discussion in the cheminformatics space. Herein, we describe an experiment in which SYNTHIA™ (developed under the name ‘Chematica’), a retrosynthetic design software, was used to plan synthetic pathways of eight structurally diverse bioactive and natural products.
Chemical Society Seminar: Bala Subramaniam - Ad Astra Per Renewables: Systematic Valorization of Lignins
Lignin valorization to chemicals and materials is recognized to be essential for the economic viability of future biorefineries. In this context, several promising catalytic approaches have been reported for lignin deconstruction to aromatic monomers and other low molecular weight compounds.
Come & experience the fascinating world of chemistry! Meet the staff and students from McGill's Department of Chemistry as they hold workshops and provide tours of our research laboratories for interested visitors. Activities will run continuously between 10 AM -2 PM.
The NMR facilities of Université de Montréal, UQAM, and McGill will hold two days of NMR training on May 14-15 at UQAM. Day 1 will be at a basic level and will cover basic NMR principles, instrumentation, and tips and tricks for 1D and 2D NMR. Day 2 will be more advanced and will cover selective experiments, DOSY and relaxation, and exchange NMR and NOESY/ROESY techniques.
The lecture will present the development of organocatalytic stereoselective reactions that have found application in academia and industrial settings. The focus will be on how different activation modes have been applied for the development of novel reaction concepts that have opened up for new directions in the synthesis of complex molecular scaffolds.Bio: