Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nov. 9-11, 2012 - Quebec Ontario Minisympsium in Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry (QOMSBOC)

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor is hosting the 23rd annual QOMSBOC (Quebec Ontario Minisympsium in Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry) from November 9-11, 2012. The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Windsor.  

The plenary speakers include Dr. Mukund Sibi (North Dakota State University), Dr. Jeff Aube (University of Kansas), and Dr. Carl Decicco (Bristol-Myers Squibb).

We invite both oral and poster presentations for the conference; normally the vast majority of these are from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The deadline for both oral and poster contributions is Oct. 17, 2012. The early registration deadline is also Oct. 17.  

For more information, please see the website for the conference:


Monday, September 10, 2012

Dennis Ma is awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Dennis Ma pulls a tray of experimental cancer cell samples out of a liquid nitrogen tank in his Essex Hall lab.

Congratulations to Dennis Ma!

All of the dedication and commitment Dennis Ma has put into his research are beginning to pay off, both in his academic career and the progress he’s made in finding new ways to fight cancer.

“I’ve never worked harder in my whole life than I have in the past few years,” said Ma, a PhD student in Chemistry and Biochemistry and the recent recipient of a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. “A lot of times we’re here at 7 a.m. and don’t get home until after midnight. It’s been a lot of hard work and a lot of long hours.”

Ma was one of 156 doctoral students from 29 Canadian universities to receive one of the scholarships, which provide $50,000 per year in funding over a three year period. The successful recipients were announced at a reception last week in Kingston, Ontario.

Click here to read the whole story in the Daily News.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Windsor Welcome Week - Sept. 5 at 10 a.m.

Welcome Week Chemistry/Biochemistry orientation will be held on Wed, 5 September 2012,
at 10:00 a.m. in Toldo 200.  All first year students should attend.  This year, we will focus on "What is required for success in first year chemistry and biochemistry."

For additional information, contact Prof. Lana Lee.