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Watching the hidden life of materials:  Ultrafast electron diffraction experiments open a new window on the microscopic world. Grad student, Vance Morrison, Associate Professor, Brad Siwick and collaborators last contribution was released in Science on Oct 24 2014.

Prof. Tony Mittermaier, Prof. Karine Auclair, Grad. student Lee Freiburger and coworkers made a significant breakthrough allowing a better understanding of the mechanism of protein binding. This work was published in Nature Chemical Biology.

Professor Robin Rogers (in red) joins McGill and becomes a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry. Here touring C.J. Li’s green chemistry and organic synthesis lab, with graduate student Nick Uhlig, Rosie Goldstein, VP Research and International Relations, and Senator Larry Smith. (Sept 29 2014) Photo: Owen Egan

H. T. Black and D. F. Perepichka designed a supramolecular assemby using complementary hydrogen bonding between p-type dipyrrolopyridine and n-type naphthalenediimide derivatives to afford ambipolar organic semi conductors. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2138

Masad Damha and colleagues have determined the structure of the "RNA lariat debranching enzyme" seen as target for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also called Lou Gehring's disease).   Read more here.

Research laboratories were fully renovated in 2011-12 to now offer bright and spacious space for cutting edge science to take place. Photo: Owen Egan

Circular benches, a design invented at McGill, facilitates students and teachers interaction. Photo: Owen Egan

Simon Girard (Li group) is operating a supercritical CO2 reactor, part of the CFI funded Green Chemistry facility. Photo: Owen Egan

Prof. Parisa Ariya (left) and Prof. Jim Gleason (right) talking at "Capitalize on Convergence" event at McGill Faculty Club, December 5 2012

The Department of Chemistry at McGill University provides a comprehensive teaching and research environment in the chemical sciences.  With 35 faculty and 4 research-active emeritus faculty members, the Department presently hosts over 150 graduate students and 60 PDFs/RAs.  The Department is emerging from a period of unprecedented renewal of its laboratory infrastructure, with $50M investment yielding state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories.    Honours, Majors, Minor, and Liberal BSc programs in Chemistry are offered, leading to ca. 40 p.a. students graduating with a Chemistry degree. There are currently over 200 students enrolled in our undergraduate programs.  BSc graduates from the Majors and Honours go on to graduate studies, positions in industry and teaching as well as further studies in professional programs in medicine, law, business administration, and public health.   McGill Chemistry PhD graduates go on to excellent postdoctoral positions, academic positions,  and research scientist positions in industrial and government research laboratories across North America and Europe. A McGill Chemistry graduate invariably promotes Chemistry in the international community.

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