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:

Advancing Peptide and Protein Science Through Chemistry

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

Invited Speakers:

Chemical Biology Applications in Molecules, Cells, and Disease

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

Invited Speakers:

Chemistry of Molecular Imaging / Radiochemistry

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

Invited Speakers:

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

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

Invited Speakers:
Paul Anderson,
VP - Inception Pharma
James Empfield, VP - Xenon Pharma
Steven Hanessian, Université de Montréal
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:

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 Khvorov, 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 Toronto

Invited Speakers:

Progress in Polysaccharide Characterization and Chemical Modification - joint with MS

Organizer:
Jean Duhamel, University of Waterloo

Invited Speakers:

Poster Session

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