Organic Chemistry

Division Representatives

Todd Lowary (tlowary@ualberta.ca), University of Alberta
Fred West (fwest@ualberta.ca), University of Alberta
Florence Williams (fjwillia@ualberta.ca), University of Alberta

Symposia and Organizers

Beauty and Function Through Supramolecular Chemistry - joint with IN

Organizers:
Fraser HofUniversity of Victoria
Steve LoebUniversity of Windsor
Mark MacLachlan, University of British Columbia

Invited Speakers:
Shigehisa Akine, 
Kanazawa University, Japan
Ivan Aprahamian, Dartmouth College
Barry Blight, University of New Brunswick
Cornelia Bohne, University of Victoria
Jaclyn Brusso, University of Ottawa
Amar Flood, Indiana University, USA
Makoto Fujita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Bruce Gibb, Tulane University, USA
Garry Hanan, Université de Montréal
Nathalie Katsonis, University of Twente, Netherlands
Bryan Koivisto, Ryerson University
Jean-Francois Morin, Université Laval
Simon Rondeau-Gagne, University of Windsor
Derek Schipper, University of Waterloo
Andreea Schmitzer, Université de Montréal
Hanadi Sleiman, McGill University
James Wisner, Western University
James Wuest, Université de Montréal

Biosynthesis of Natural Products - joint with BM

Organizers:
Avena Ross (avena.ross@chem.queensu.ca), Queens University
John Sorensen, University of Manitoba
David Zechel (david.zechel@chem.queensu.ca), Queens University

Early Career Investigators - joint with BM, IN

Organizers:
Florence WilliamsUniversity of Alberta
Alex SpeedDalhousie University

Invited Speakers:
Johanna Blacquiere, Western University  
Yuri Bolshan, 
University of Ontario Institute of Technology 
Darren Derksen, 
University of Calgary
Ratmir Derda, University of Alberta
Joe Gilroy, Western University
Hill Harman, University of California, Riverside, USA
Jason Hein, University of British Columbia
David Herbert, University of Manitoba 
Todd Hyster, Princeton University
Michael Katz, Memorial University of Newfoundland
J. P. Lumb, McGill University
Rylan Lundgren, University of Alberta
Andy McNally, Colorado State, USA
Rebecca Melen, Cardiff University, UK
Frederic Menard, University of British Columbia, Okanagan 
Graham Murphy, 
University of Waterloo 
Steve Newman, University of Ottawa
Jeffrey Van Humbeck, University of Calgary
Jeffrey Warren, Simon Fraser University
Olena Zenkina, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

From Germany to Canada: Synthetic Carbon Allotropes and Carbon-Rich Molecules - joint with MT

Organizer:
Rik Tykwinski (rik.tykwinski@ualberta.ca), University of Alberta
Andreas Hirsch (andreas.hirsch@fau.de), University Erlangen-Nuremberg 

Invited Speakers:
Wes ChalifouxUniversity of Nevada – Reno, USA
Milan KivalaFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Jeff MorinUniversité Laval 
Christian NeissFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergGermany
Jean-François NierengartenUniversité de Strasbourg, France
Max von DeliusUniversity of Ulm, Germany
Yuming ZhaoMemorial University

General Session

Organizer:
Olivier SoueidanUniversity of Alberta

Innovative Methods and Design in Total Synthesis

Organizers:
Fred WestUniversity of Alberta
Rob BateyUniversity of Toronto
Andrew StevensGilead
Ho-Yan SunGilead

Invited Speakers:
Sylvain Canesi, UQAM
Stanley Chang, Gilead
Michel Gravel, University of Saskatchewan
Alex Grenning, University of Florida, USA
Nolan Griggs, Gilead
Tomas Hudlicky, Brock University
Jeffrey Johnson, University of North Carolina, USA
Helene Lebel, Universite de Montreal
Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley, USA
Corinna Schindler, University of Michigan, USA
Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
Claude Spino, Universite de Sherbrooke
Jeremy Wulff, University of Victoria 
Yingju Xu, Merck

Modern Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry - joint with BM

Organizer:
Mike MeanwellSimon Fraser University

Invited Speakers:
Gregory Fu, California Institute of Technology, USA
László Kürti, Rice University,  USA
Nicholas Meanwell, Bristol-Myers Squibb
David Perrin, University of British Columbia
Youla Tsantrizos, McGill University
David Vocadlo, Simon Fraser University

Organic Synthesis at the Interface of Academia and the Pharmaceutical Industry - joint with IN

Organizers:
Dennis HallUniversity of Alberta
Rylan LundgrenUniversity of Alberta
Tim ElfordGilead
Kevin HespPfizer

Invited Speakers:
Stacy Bremner, Gilead Sciences
Louis-Charles Campeau, Merck Discovery Process Chemistry
Patrick Fier, Merck Process Research and Development
Vincent Mascitti, Pfizer 
Michael Schmidt, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Mark Stradiotto, Dalhousie University
Kian Tan, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Allan Watson, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Daniel Weix, University of Wisconsin, USA
Andrei Yudin, University of Toronto
Jieping Zhu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
 

Prebiotic Synthesis: Organic Chemistry in the Origins of Life

Organizer:
Victor Snieckus, Queen's University
Ram Krishnamurthy, Scripps Institute

Recent Advances in Peptide Chemistry and Biochemistry - joint with BM

Organizers:
John Vederas
 (john.vederas@ualberta.ca), University of Alberta
William Lubell (william.lubell@umontreal.ca), Universite de Montreal

Invited Speakers:
Juan Del Valle, University of Southern Florida, USA
Ratmir Derda, University of Alberta
William LubellUniversite de Montreal
Nathaniel MartinUniversity of Utrecht, Netherlands
David Sabatino, Seton Hall University, USA
Roderich SüßmuthTechnische Universität Berlin, USA
Alethea TaborUniversity College London, UK

Recent Advances in Photocatalysis and Radical Processes

Organizers:
Mark ScottGilead
Bob WuGilead

Teaching in Organic Chemistry - joint with CE

Organizers:
TBA