September 2018: Welcome to our first year PhD students; Vincent (McGill University) and Tien (Dalhousie University)!
September 2018: Welcome to our new visiting students Stephanie (University of Münster) and Christiaan (University of Amsterdam)!
August 2018: Thanks to Harry and Jonas, we have a new robust protocol for synthesizing peptide-modified aminoboronic acids on solid-phase.
August 2018: Congrats to Victoria and Aleks on their paper on the directing group effect of the MIDA ligand during the metal-catalyzed oxidation of boron-containing alkenes!
July 2018: Congratulations to Frank, Diego, Aleks, and Sherif on their Nature Chemistry paper related to the migratory aptitude and hemilability of boron!
June 2018: Congratulations to Solomon and Takuya on their fundamental studies of RAH motifs in peptide-based macrocycles!
June 2018: Welcome to our new post-doc Yury Lebedev!
June 2018: Welcome to Anton Makarov, our new visiting student from Perm University!
May 2018: Welcome to our newest member, Tien, from Dr. Alex Speed’s group at Dalhousie University!
April 2018: Congratulations to Sherif and Tanya on their novel method for synthesizing β-amino boronate peptidomimetics!
January 2018: Check out Sherif’s concept article on current methodologies used for introducing heterocycles into peptide-based macrocycles.
December 2017: Check out Harry’s review on the conformational control of macrocyclic peptides using heterocycles.
November 2017: Congratulations to Joanne for developing a new class of selective boron-containing lipase inhibitors!
September 2017: Thanks to Sean, Aleks and Diego, the boryl aldoxime motif has been shown to have great synthetic potential!
August 2017: Our studies on “cyclol management” to access synthetically challenging medium-sized rings is out! Great work Rodrigo, Victoria, and Milan!
July 2017: Check out Diego and Andrei’s review on how boron has become a highly versatile electrophile in the development of covalent inhibitors.
May 2017: Congrats to Sherif’s new paper on boron-containing ketenimines!
April 2017: Check out Wenjie’s new method towards polysubstituted thiophenes!
April 2017: The oxalyl boronates were featured on Synfacts! Great work Frank and Aleks!
March 2017: Check out what Derek Lowe had to say about oxadiazole-containing macrocycles!
March 2017: Tatiana wins first place for her talk on her undergraduate research at SOUSCC 45! Awesome work!
March 2017: Congratulations to Frank and Aleks for their great work on borylated imidazoles!
January 2017: Congratulations to Andrei for receiving the 2017 Alfred Bader Award by the CIC and the CSC!
December 2016: Welcome our new post doc Milan Bergeron-Brlek!
November 2016: Congrats to Sean and Sherif on their paper on the synthesis of 6-hydroxyceramides!
November 2016: Congratulations to Solomon for getting 2nd best talk at QOMSBOC2016 in Waterloo!
November 2016: Check out Andrei’s interview with editor: Marshall Brennan, for Nature Chemistry!
October 2016: A new method for peptide macrocyclization developed by John and Conor! Great work guys!
September 2016: Check out our paper on the synthesis of aminoboronic acids!
August 2016: Congrats to Sean and Aleks for publishing their exciting studies on boratriazaroles!
June 2016: Congrats Joanne for winning a poster prize at CSC 2016 held in Halifax!
June 2016: Welcome to our new Post-Doc, Wenjie Shao!
February 2016: Congratulations to John for winning a runner-up poster award at the Peptide Gordon Conference 2016 held in Ventura, California! Fantastic job.
November 2015: Congrats to Diego for his second place poster prize at QOMSBOC2015 held at the Université du Québec à Montréal! You can check out some pictures here.
November 2015: Congrats to Shinya, Sean and Frank on their new paper!
November 2015: Congratulations to Andrei! His perspective titled, “Macrocycles: lessons from the distant past, recent developments, and future directions“, made Top 25 most downloaded Chemical Science articles!
September 2015: Welcome to our new students; Aleksandra Holownia, Kowan O’Keefe, Harjeet Soor, and Julia Stille!
June 2015: New Route to Rare Heterocycles, fantastic work Piera and Victoria!
May 2015: Welcome to our NSERC USRA students, Tanya Rogova and Filip Nikacevic!
March 2015: Welcome to our new post doc, Rodrigo Mendoza-Sanchez!
March 2015: Welcome to our new visiting student, Niklas Heine, from the University of Münster!
January 2015: Welcome to our new post doc, John Frost!
January 2015: Congratulations Andrei for winning this year’s CSC Bernard Bealleau Award!
January 2015: Congratulations Andrei on your exclusive appointment as Chair of the Editorial Board for the RSC’S Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.
September 2014: Congrats to our recent Ph.D. graduates Jeff St. Denis and Serge Zaretsky!
August 2014: Congrats to our summer undergraduate student, Aleksandra Holownia, for winning a poster presentation prize. Well done!
May 2014: Welcome to our new graduate students Diego Diaz, Sherif Kaldas and Joanne Tan as well as our new undergraduate student Aleksandra Holownia!
May 2014: Congrats to our recent M.Sc. graduate Rebecca Courtemanche and Ph.D. graduate Chris White!
October 2013: Welcome to our new post doc, Piera Trinchera!
September 2013: Congrats to our recent M.Sc. graduate Joy Yu. Best of luck at Gilead!
September 2013: Welcome to our new graduate student Frank Lee!
August 2013: Our two undergraduate research assistants, Joanne and Sonia, won poster prizes at the NSERC USRA poster session for their research this summer. Good job!
August 2013: Serge Zaretsky won a prize for his poster at the Gordon Conference on Medicinal Chemistry.
July 2013: NEW: Andrei’s blog can be found at amphoteros.com.
July 2013: Nanomolar bioactive boropeptides, fantastic work Adam!
June 2013: Welcome to our new graduate student Victoria Corless!
May 2013: Five members of the Yudin Group gave talks at the CSC in Québec City. Congratulations to Adam on the presentation award.
May 2013: Congrats to our recent M.Sc. graduate Genevieve Canzonieri!