Location: Isabel Bader Theatre at the University of Toronto, July 6th to 10th 2003


July 4, 2003


We have changed the July 9th tours to Niagara Falls to the free afternoon on Tuesday. The buses will leave from Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle at 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8th. FOR EVERYONE WHO IS GOING TO PRESENT A POSTER ON TUESDAY NIGHT, PLEASE NOTE YOU HAVE BEEN SWITCHED TO THE MONDAY NIGHT POSTER SESSION to enable to you go on the tour.

If you have not signed up for either Niagara Tour and would like to do so, there are still a few seats left. Please indicate on registration that you would be interested in either Option 1 or 2.

The OMCOS Conference phone number as of Sunday, July 6 after 12.00 noon, will be 416-585-4092.

Sue McClelland
Conference Co-ordinator

June 24, 2003



Registration will now take place between 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Sunday, July 6th in the foyer of the Isabel Bader Theatre at 93 Charles Street West.

Charles Street West is one block south of Bloor Street on Queen's Park (see link to campus map - the Bader Theatre is designated "BT") on the east side (opposite the Royal Ontario Museum).

There will not be a Plenary lecture on Sunday evening.

The Welcome Reception will start at 6:00 PM on Sunday, July 6th in the quadrangle of Hart House at 7 Hart House Circle (see campus map - Hart House is designated "HH").

Opening remarks and lectures start at 8:15 AM on Monday, July 7th in the Isabel Bader Theatre.

Lunches and the Poster Sessions will be held in Hart House.

June 18, 2003

SARS UPDATE - The organizing committee wants to reassure registrants that the conference will go ahead as scheduled unless there is a dramatic change in the current situation. FYI the World Health Organization decided on Friday's meeting that there was no need to issue a new travel advisory on travel to Toronto. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto on July 6th.

Please check this website for updates on venue and maps of the University
of Toronto campus. These will be added within the next week.

OMCOS Secretariat
Sue McClelland

Apr 24, 2003

IMPORTANT NOTICE - The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to June 1st, 2003.

Apr 2, 2003

The 2nd circular is complete and can be downloaded here.

Mar 24, 2003

OMCOS Prize Winner

Congratulations to Kyoko Nozaki from the University of Tokyo as the OMCOS prize winner. Kyoko Nozaki was born on February 9, 1964, in Osaka, Japan, where she completed her high school education. In 1982, she entered the Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. She moved to the Department of Industrial Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, and graduated with a PhD directed by Professor Kiitiro Utimoto in 1991. Her thesis title is "Studies on Triethylborane Induced Radical Reactions with Hydrides of Group 14 Elements". During her graduate study, she spent a year as an exchange student with Professor Clayton H. Heathcock at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1988 to 1989 and was involved in "Studies on Stereocontrol in the Synthesis of Acyclic Compounds".

In 1991, she started her career as an Instructor at Kyoto University, where she was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999. She moved to The University of Tokyo as an Associate Professor in 2002. Since 2000, she is concurrently engaged as a researcher for Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Corporation. Her research interest concerns the development of homogeneous catalysis in organic synthesis. The target molecules are of various molecular sizes, from small molecules to polymers. Among her many achievements, the development of asymmetric catalysis utilizing carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are particularly remarkable.

She has published 77 original papers and 11 review articles including book chapters, and has given/is going to give 17 invited lectures at international meetings including the 10th and the 12th International Symposia on Homogeneous Catalysis (Princeton, USA, 1996 and Stockholm, Sweden, 2000, respectively), Gordon Research Conferences on Organic Reactions and Processes (New Hampshire, USA, 1998) and Organometallics (Rhode Island, USA, 1998), the 7th and the 8th International Conference on The Chemistry of The Platinum Group Metals (Nottingham, UK, 1999 and Southampton, UK, 2002, respectively), and the 221st and the 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting (San Diego, USA, 2001 and Boston, USA, 2002, respectively). She has been on the advisory board of the International Symposia on Homogeneous Catalysis since 1997.

Kyoko's work has been recognized with an Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists (1992), Pfizer Award for Young Chemists in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (1994), Special Young Lecturer at the 70th Annual Meeting of The Chemical Society of Japan (1996), and the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (1998). Also, the following scholarships were provided in addition to support from the Japanese Government: The Hayashi Foundation Scholarship for Young Female Scientists (1992), The Asahi Glass Foundation Scholarship for Young Scientists (1994), The Sumitomo Foundation Scholarship for Fundamental Research (1995), and The Kurata Foundation Scholarship (1997).

Jan 29, 2003

OMCOS12 colour poster available

An OMCOS12 poster (PDF document at 11'x17') is available for viewing and distribution.

Jan 23, 2003

Abstract, accommodation and schedule updates

Information is now available concerning registration, abstract submission and accommodation choices. A preliminary schedule is also provided.

Jan 17, 2003

Sponsors page updated

We have made some additions to our sponsors page. Clicking on their logos will redirect you to their home pages. Special thanks to the following contributors:

Merck Frosst
Boehringer Ingelheim
Thieme Verlag
BioVectra dcl


Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis
Brantford Chemicals
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Diagnostic Chemicals Limited

If you are interested in sponsoring the OMCOS-12 conference, please contact Mark Lautens.

Jan 15, 2003

Registration form available

The registration form is now available. If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Sue McClelland at (416)978-6031 or

Nov 8, 2002

Map Page updated

The locations of tthe St. George Campus and Convocation Hall are posted on the maps page. Locations of the accomodations will be posted shortly.

Oct 31, 2002

Important Dates

Please note the following dates for abstract, registrations and prize submissions:

Deadline for OMCOS prize submissions: Dec 15, 2002

Deadline for abstract submission: May 1, 2003

Deadline for early registration: May 1, 2003

Refunds on registration: No refunds after June 15, 2003



July 4, 2003
Change in Niagara Tours

June 24, 2003
Important Changes

June 24, 2003
Programs and Schedules Posted

June 18, 2003
SARS Update

Apr 24, 2003
Deadline for abstract submission has been extended to June 1st, 2003.

Apr 2, 2003
OMCOS 2nd Circular

Jan 29, 2003
OMCOS12 poster available

Jan 23, 2003
Updates to abstracts, accommodation and schedule pages

Jan 17, 2003
Sponsors page updated

Jan 15, 2003
Registration Form Available

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