Serene Bayram and Philippe Green from the Blum group demonstrated that the native fluorescence of Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) can be used to distinguish between heavy metal ions in water.  Read more

On December 1st 2017, Télé-Quebec program "Electrons Libres" highlighted mechanochemistry as a means to practice greener chemistry and featured Cristina Mottillo and the Friščić group. Watch more

Velvet worms produce stiff polymeric fibers from protein-lipid nanoglobules that are fully recyclable, providing scientists with an excellent role model for circular materials processing. Read more in the press release and the article in Nature Commun.

Photo credit: Alexander Bär

R. Lincoln and coworkers in the Cosa group have reported a fluorogenic BODIPY-acrolein probe that, combined with super-resolution imaging, reports the spatiotemporal response of cells to electrophiles. Read more

The McGill University Faculty of Science has introduced a new Bio-Physical Sciences undergraduate curriculum, starting September 2017.

Welcome to all new and returning students! A few McGill Chemistry Faculty enjoying the outdoor convocation ceremonies Chemistry Tuesday June 2 2015!

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


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.