Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

Division Representatives

Robert Hudson, The University of Western Ontario
Len Luyt, The University of Western Ontario

Symposia and Organizers: 

Advances in Fluorescent Probe and Fluorescence Imaging Modalities - joint with OR, PT

Organizers:
Chris Yip, University of Toronto
Gonzalo Cosa, McGill University

Invited Speakers:Robert Campbell, University of Alberta
Peng Chen, Cornell University, USA
Maria DeRosa, Carleton University
Johan Hofkens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Andrey Klimchenko, Strasbourg University, France
Christy Landes, Rice University, USA
Isaac Li, UBC Okanagan
Jin Zhang, UC San Diego, USA

Advancing Peptide and Protein Science Through Chemistry

Organizers:
Eric Biron, Université Laval
William Lubell, Université de Montréal

Invited Speakers:
Steve Bourgault, UQAM
David Chatenet, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
Christian Hackenberger, Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Germany
Thomas Kodadek, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Meritxell Teixido, Institute of Biomedical Research in Barcelona, Spain  

Chemical Biology Applications in Molecules, Cells, and Disease

Organizer:
Patrick O'Donoghue, The University of Western Ontario

Invited Speakers:
Andrew Beharry, University of Toronto
Jiqiang Ling, University of Maryland
Andrew Woolley, University of Toronto

Chemistry of Molecular Imaging / Radiochemistry

Organizer:
Jean DaSilva, 
Université de Montréal
Alexey Kostikov, McGill University
Svetlana Selivanova, CHU de Québec - Université Laval

Invited Speakers:
Eszter Boros, Stony Brook University, USA 
Jacob Hooker, Harvard Medical School, USA 
Alan B. Packard, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Nickeisha Stephenson, University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica

Medicinal Chemistry - Perspectives and Frontiers in Drug Discovery- joint with OR

Organizers:
Olivier Soueidan, IntelliSyn
Darren Derksen, University of Calgary

Invited Speakers:
James Empfield, VP - Xenon Pharma
Steven Hanessian, Université de Montréal
Matthieu Schapira, University of Toronto
Robert Young, Simon Fraser University

Natural Products Biosynthesis - joint with OR

Organizers:
Geoff Horsman, Wilfrid Laurier University
Avena Ross, Queens University
Katherine S. Ryan, University of British Columbia
John Sorensen, University of Manitoba

Invited Speakers:
Yihua Chen, Chinese Academy of Science, China - (40 minute lecture)
Rebecca Goss, University of St. Andrews, Scotland - (40 minute lecture)
Kerry McPhail, Oregon State University, USA - (40 minute lecture)
Blaine Pfeifer, University at Buffalo, USA - (40 minute lecture)

Georgina Cox, University of Guelph 

Nucleosides, Nucleotides, and Nucleic Acids: A Symposium in Honour of Kelvin Ogilvie

Organizers:
Masad Damha, McGill University
Robert Hudson, The University of Western Ontario

Special Guest:
Mona Nemer, 
Government of Canada's Chief Science Advisor

Invited Speakers:
Jack Szostak, 2009 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine - (40 minute lecture)
Serge Beaucage, FDA - (40 minute lecture)
Anastasia Khvorova, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA - (40 minute lecture)
Mano Manoharan,  Senior VP, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals - (40 minute lecture)

Julianne GibbsUniversity of Alberta
Ryan HiliYork University
Nathan Luedtke, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Maureen McKeague, McGill University
Jonathan Watts, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Polymers for Biomedical Applications - joint with MS

Organizers:
Elizabeth Gillies, The University of Western Ontario
Frank Gu, University of Waterloo

Invited Speakers:
Xavier BanquyÈcole Polytechnique - (40 min lecture)
John FramptonDalhousie University
 - (40 min lecture)
Emmanuel Ho, University of Waterloo - (40 min lecture)
Todd HoareMcMaster University
 - (40 min lecture)
Leyla SoleymaniMcMaster University - (40 min lecture)

Progress in Polysaccharide Characterization and Chemical Modification - joint with MS

Organizer:
Jean Duhamel, University of Waterloo

Invited Speakers:
John Dutcher, University of Guelph - (40 minute lecture)
Mario Gauthier, University of Waterloo - (40 minute lecture)
Theo van de Ven, McGill University - (40 minute lecture)
Mitchell A. Winnik, University of Toronto, (40 minute lecture)

Poster Session

Organizer:
Robert Hudson, The University of Western Ontario
Len Luyt, The University of Western Ontario