'Synthesis of FPPS Inhibitors' - CHEM 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form
INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Please print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, as applicable, from "Supervisor's Name" to "Ethics, safety, and training". Please sign and date near the bottom ("Supervisor's signature").
INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it after it has been posted here. Either way, print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, from "Student's Name" to "Student's Level", and sign ("Student signature"). Ask your supervisor to sign her/his section near the bottom. Take it to the department* corresponding to the course number in Section A; this may or may not be your own department. (* EXCEPTIONS: For NSCI 396 and COGS 396, please bring it to the Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser in Dawson Hall.) Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission. Have a discussion with your supervisor about time/work expectations, keeping in mind that this is a 3-credit course (roughly, 10 hours per week for 12 weeks). Remember that a '396' course is an elective.
INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, please notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and send a copy of this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science (either fax, or internal mail to Dawson Hall 408-A, or PDF scan + email).
QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science.
Supervisor's Name: Youla S. Tsantrizos
Supervisor's Email: youla [dot] tsantrizos [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: 3638
Supervisor's Website: http://tsantrizos-group.mcgill.ca
Supervisor's department: Chemistry
Course number: CHEM 396 (Chemistry)
Term: Summer 2013
Project start date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Project end date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Project title: Synthesis of FPPS Inhibitors
Project description: Indole bisphosphonates were identified as a new structural class of compounds that inhibit the human farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (hFPPS). Novel analogs will be prepared and evaluated as potential inhibitors of hFPPS
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 25% Laboratory Performance, 25% Oral Presentation, 50% Final Report
Other project information: The applicant must follow the laboratory proper protocols for experimental work and the reporting of experimental procedures. All experimental data will be kept confidential.
Project status: This project is taken.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves handling chemicals.