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CNC/IUPAC Travel Awards Bourses de Vovage du CNC/UICPA.

The Canadian National Committee for IUPAC (CNC/IUPAC) established a program of Travel Awards for young Canadian scientists in 1982. These awards are financed jointly by the Canadian Society for Chemistry's Gendron Fund and by CNC/IUPAC's Company Associates. (Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Inc. Mark Frosst Canada Inc.)

The purpose of these awards is to help young Canadian scientists and engineers, who should be within 10 years of gaining their PhD, present a paper at an IUPAC-sponsored conference outside Canada and the U.S.A. Deadline for receipt of applications: October 15, 2004.

Details of the applications procedures can be found at: www.cnc-iupac.org.

Winners for 2004

Antonella Badia, MCIC, is an assistant professor of chemistry at the Universite de Montreal. She received her PhD from McGill University (1996), where she investigated the structure and dynamics of self-assembled monolayers on gold surfaces under the supervision of R. Bruce Lennox, MCIC. She was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research (1997) and the McGill Centre for the Physics of Materials (1998). Her current research is focused on atomic force microscopy investigations of the structure, interfacial properties, and phase behaviour of two-dimensional assemblies of organic surfactant molecules that serve as model biomimetic systems or surface nanopatterning materials. Badia is the recipient of a Strategic Faculty Award (2000-2004) from the Fonds de recherche sur la nature et les technologies and a Cottrell Scholar (2002) of the Research Corporation. She will use her CNC-IUPAC Travel Award to attend the Ian Wark Research Institute International Conference and Workshop on Physical Chemistry of Bio-Interfaces in South Australia in May 2004.

Badia's research involves structure/interfacial property investigations of ultrathin organic films formed by self-assembly and Langmuir-Blodgett methods. Her work is directed towards understanding and manipulating molecular assembly and surface interactions in applications of these films as model biomimetic interfaces and surface nanopatterning materials.

Louis Barriault, MCIC, was born in 1970, in Armagh, QC. In 1993, he obtained his BSc in chemistry from the Universite de Sherbrooke. He pursued his PhD at the same institution under the guidance of Pierre Deslongchamps, FCIC. After completing his doctorate in 1997, he joined the group of Leo A. Paquette at the OSU as a FCAR postdoctoral fellow where he completed the total synthesis of (-)-polycarvernoside A. In May 1999, he accepted a position as assistant professor at the University of Ottawa where he has been promoted to associate professor (2003). Barriault's research involves the development of novel strategies using tandem pericyclic reactions to construct complex bio-active natural products. Recently, Barriault received the John Polanyi Award in Chemistry (2000), Ontario Innovation Trust Award (2000), Premier's Research Excellence Award (2002), Ottawa Life Science Michael Smith Award (2002), and the Boehringer Ingelheim Young Investigator Award (2002).

Barriault's research involves the development of novel and effective synthetic strategies to construct complex bio-active natural products.

Eric Fillion, MCIC, joined the department of chemistry at the University of Waterloo in August 2000. His research interests centre on the design and development of catalytic carbon-carbon bond forming reactions for the enantio- and stereocontrolled synthesis of bioactive carbocycles and heterocycles. Fillion received his BSc from the Universite de Sherbrooke. After completing his MSc at the Universite de Montreal with Denis Gravel, FCIC, he pursued his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Mark Lautens, FCIC. From 1998 to 2000, he was an NSERC postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, in the laboratories of Larry Overman. The CNC/IUPAC Travel Award will allow him to attend the 15th International Conference on Organic Synthesis in Nagoya, Japan in August 2004.

Fillion's research interests centre on the design and development of Lewis acid- and transitionmetal-catalyzed carbon-carbon bond forming reactions.

Deryn Fogg, MCIC, is an associate professor in the department of chemistry at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests lie in transition metal organometallic chemistry and catalysis, with a particular focus on tandem catalysis, on the design of robust, long-lived, and selective catalysts for olefin metathesis, and on the development of MALDI-MS as a tool for structural elucidation of air-sensitive organometallics. Fogg obtained her doctorate from UBC in 1994, working with Brian James, FCIC, on imine hydrogenation, and subsequently held a postdoctoral appointment with Richard Schrock at MIT, where she developed polymer-quantum dot composites for device applications. She joined the faculty at the University of Ottawa as an assistant professor in 1997, and in 2001 received accelerated tenure and promotion to associate professor. Fogg will use her CNC-IUPAC Travel Award to attend the 36th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, in Merida, Mexico, in July 2004.

Fogg's research in transition metal chemistry and catalysis focuses on tandem catalysis, and the design of robust, long-lived, and selective catalysts for olefin metathesis. Her group is also pioneering the development of MALDI-MS as a tool for structural elucidation of air-sensitive organometallics.

Robert Hudson, MCIC, is currently a faculty member in the department of chemistry at the University of Western Ontario. He holds a cross-appointment to the department of biochemistry, Faculty of medicine and dentistry. He arrived at UWO in 1997 by way of the California Institute of Technology where he tenured a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship studying minor groove-binding polyamides with Peter Dervan. Hudson obtained his MSc in the field of inorganic chemistry with Anthony Poe, FCIC, and his PhD studying nucleic acids with Masad Damha, FCIC, both at the University of Toronto. Hudson's research at UWO is focused on synthetic and bio-organic chemistry of nucleic acids and peptides, with emphasis on the nucleic acid mimic known as PNA of peptide nucleic acid. He will present his group's work on the synthesis and properties of nucleobase-modified peptide nucleic acids at the 7th International Symposium on BiomolecularChemistry (ISBOC-7) held at the University of Sheffield, U.K.

Hudson's research at UWO is focused on synthetic and bio-organic chemistry of nucleic acids and peptides, with emphasis on the nucleic acid mimic known as PNA or peptide nucleic acid.

GeorgeShimizu's, MCIC, research falls under the umbrella of supramolecular inorganic chemistry. The group has synthesized numerous examples of metal-organic frameworks that function as sorbants and ion exchange materials. The group has focused its efforts on the chemistry of the sulfonate group, which offers interesting binding properties with metals both in the primary and the secondary coordination spheres. A highly unique aspect of this research is the ability of the solids to be structurally dynamic, as compared to zeolite-like solids, while still retaining order and function. Targeted applications of the solids vary from highly selective separations agents, porous solids for gas storage, compounds with second order non-linear optical activity, and the formation of highly ordered proton conducting solids.

Shimizu, uses inorganic supramolecular chemistry to synthesize new materials. Target compounds have properties ranging from highly selective separations agents, porous solids for gas storage, compounds with second order non-linear optical activity, and the formation of highly ordered proton conducting solids.

Le Comite national canadien de l'Union internationale de chimie pure et appliquee (CNC/UICPA) remet des bourses de voyage aux jeunes scientifiques canadiens depuis 1982. Ces bourses sont subventionees par le Fonds Gendron (administre par la Societe canadienne de chimie) et par les compagnies associees au CNC/UICPA. (Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Inc. Mark Frosst Canada Inc.)

L'objectif de ces bourses est de venir en aide aux jeunes scientifiques et ingenieurs canadiens, qui sont a moins de 10 ans de l'obtention de leur doctorat, afin de leur permettre de presenter leurs travaux lors d'une conference commanditee par I'UICPA a l'exterieur du Canada et des Etats-Unis. Date limite pour postuler : le 15 octobre 2004. Renseignments supplementaires : www.cnc-iupac.org.
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