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Colloquium Schedule | Upcoming Events

Check out the previous years' talks:
Ask A Laureate 2015
Ask A Laureate 2014
Ask A Laureate 2013
Ask A Laureate 2012
Ask A Laureate 2011
Ask A Laureate 2010

Ask A Laureate May 6, 2016

Earth Sciences Building, Room 1050 (Map)

>> Essay Contest


Levente L. Diosady
Levente L. Diosady

Principal Investigator, Food engineering laboratory and BioZone: Centre for Applied Bioscience and Bioengineering

Selected Awards

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2015
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science & Technology, 2012
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • Member of the Order of Ontario, 2010
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2008

Mark Lautens

University Professor, J. Bryan Jones Distinguished Professor, AstraZeneca
Professor of Organic Chemistry, NSERC/Merck-Frosst Industrial Research
Chair, University of Toronto

  • CIC Catalyst Award, 2016
  • Officer of the Order of Canada, 2014
  • Killam Research Fellowship, 2013 - 2015
  • CIC Medal, 2013
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2011
Mark Lautens

Peter Ottensmeyer
Peter Ottensmeyer

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto; Ontario Cancer Institute / Princess Margaret Hospital

Selected Awards

  • Albert Prebus Award, Microscopical Society of Canada, 2004
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1998
  • Thomas Eadie Medal, Royal Society of Canada, 1990
  • 2T5 Engineering Award, 1987

Jumi Shin

Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Toronto , Mississauga

Selected Awards

  • Premier's Research Excellence Award, 2003
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1998 - 2002
  • American Cancer Society Research Fellowship, 1992 - 1994
Jumi Shin


9:30 Welcome
9:45 Jumi Shin
Turning Cancer Causing Proteins Into Cures
10:10 Q & A
10:25 Peter Ottensmeyer
The Ultimate Clean Energy: Recycling Nuclear Waste
10:50 Q & A
11:00 Break
11:10 Magic Moments
11:20 Levente Diosady
Green salt and rusty tea- improved health for the third world?
11:45 Q & A
11:55 Mark Lautens
How Catalysis Changes Drug Synthesis
12:20 Q & A
12:30 Essay Competition Winners Recognized
12:45 Closing Remarks

This event is made possible with the generous support of the Department of Chemistry.