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                      1. JACS
                        CATALYTIC CO2 REDUCTION BY PALLADIUM
                        DECORATED SILICON HYDRIDE NANOSHEETS
                        The Ozin Group shows how decorating silicon nonosheets with palladium
                        nanoparticles renders the process catalytic, a breakthrough with far
                        reaching technological implications.
                        Ozin group, Nature Catalysis, 2019
                      2. JACS
                        UNUSUAL REARRANGEMENT OF AN
                        N-DONOR-FUNCTIONALIZED N-HETEROCYCLIC
                        CARBENE LIGAND ON GROUP 8 METALS
                        The Song group discovered an unusual rearrangement reaction,where
                        the N,C-chelate ligand of a piano-stool Group 8complex isomerizes into
                        an N,N-chelate ligand. Mechanistic study suggests the involvement of a
                        high-energy metal-alkylidene intermediate.
                        Song group, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018
                      3. Cell
                        DYSREGULATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL CLPP
                        PROTEASE AS A POTENTIAL STRATEGY TO
                        DEVELOP NOVEL ANTICANCERS
                        Human mitochondrial ClpP was found to be activated by specific
                        acyldepsipeptide compounds causing apoptotic cell death.
                        Houry and Batey groups, Cell Chemical Biology, 2018
                      4. Nature
                        AMINE HEMILABILITY ENABLES BORON TO
                        MECHANISTICALLY RESEMBLE EITHER
                        HYDRIDE OR PROTON
                        Mechanistic studies of the hemilability of MIDA
                        (N-methyliminodiacetic acid) boronates reveal the chameleonic
                        behaviour of the BMIDA group.
                        Yudin group, Nature Chemistry, 2018
                      5. Nature
                        TIPPING CELL SIGNALING PATHWAYS BY SALTS
                        Mechanistic insights into allosteric regulation ofthe A2A adenosine
                        G protein-coupled receptor byphysiological cations.
                        Prosser group, Nature Communications, 2018
                      6. Journal of the American Chemical Society
                        COMPETITIVE SELF-ASSEMBLY KINETICS AS A
                        ROUTE TO CONTROLLING MORPHOLOGY OF
                        CORE-CRYSTALLINE CYLINDRICAL MICELLESS
                        One can manipulate the seeded-growth kinetics of block
                        copolymer unimers to control the growth sequence of
                        unimers and thus the comicelle morphology.
                        Winnik group, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018
                      7. Oncogene
                        INHIBITING MYC BINDING TO THE E-BOX DNA
                        MOTIF BY ME47 DECREASES
                        TUMOUR XENOGRAFT GROWTH
                        The Shin lab's designed protein ME47 decreased tumor growth in
                        a triple negative breast cancer mouse model, a type of cancer with
                        no effective treatments.
                        Shin, Chan & Penn groups, Oncogene, 2017

                      Awards:

                      Austin Marchese named 2019 Vanier Scholar

                      Austin Marchese named 2019 Vanier Scholar

                      This week, Austin Marchese was named one of 2019’s Vanier Scholars, Canada’s most prestigious award for doctoral studies.

                      Marchese, who is supervised by Professor Mark Lautens, is recognized for his research proposal "Novel Enantioselective Nickel-Catalyzed Transformations Forming Medicinally and Industrially Relevant Halogenated Compounds".


                      News and Announcements:

                      Global Carbon Dioxide Cooling

                      Global Carbon Dioxide Cooling

                      It may come as a surprise, but carbon dioxide, the infamous greenhouse gas driving climate change, is also a leading contender in the replacement of hydrofluorocarbons in the next-generation of “green?refrigeration systems.

                      It offers many advantages over second and third generation refrigerants, including higher volumetric cooling capacity, lower operating temperatures, non-flammability, reduced operating costs, and lower global warming potential. Read more from Professor Geoffrey Ozin in Advanced Science News


                      Professor Eugenia Kumacheva wins de Gennes Prize

                      Professor Eugenia Kumacheva wins de Gennes Prize

                      Professor Eugenia Kumacheva has been named winner of the prestigious de Gennes Prize awarded biannually for outstanding and exceptional work in the field of materials chemistry by the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.)

                      Prof. Kumacheva has won the award for the design of soft and self-assembled new materials with biomedical applications.


                      Chemistry researchers take home NSERC honours

                      Chemistry researchers take home NSERC honours

                      Professors Doug Stephan, Dwight Seferos and Barbara Sherwood Lollar were recognized today with prestigious NSERC honours.

                      Professor Stephan is the winner of the John C. Polanyi award for his work in frustrated Lewis pairs. Prof. Seferos is a recipient of an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship for his advances in synthetic chemistry. Prof. Lollar received the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for her research on water and the life it supports.


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