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                  1. CATALYTIC CO2 REDUCTION BY PALLADIUM
                    DECORATED SILICON HYDRIDE NANOSHEETS
                    The Ozin Group shows how decorating silicon nonosheets with palladium
                    nanoparticles renders the process catalytic, a breakthrough with far
                    reaching technological implications.
                    Ozin group, Nature Catalysis, 2019
                  2. UNUSUAL REARRANGEMENT OF AN
                    N-DONOR-FUNCTIONALIZED N-HETEROCYCLIC
                    CARBENE LIGAND ON GROUP 8 METALS
                    The Song group discovered an unusual rearrangement reaction,where
                    the N,C-chelate ligand of a piano-stool Group 8complex isomerizes into
                    an N,N-chelate ligand. Mechanistic study suggests the involvement of a
                    high-energy metal-alkylidene intermediate.
                    Song group, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018
                  3. DYSREGULATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL CLPP
                    PROTEASE AS A POTENTIAL STRATEGY TO
                    DEVELOP NOVEL ANTICANCERS
                    Human mitochondrial ClpP was found to be activated by specific
                    acyldepsipeptide compounds causing apoptotic cell death.
                    Houry and Batey groups, Cell Chemical Biology, 2018
                  4. AMINE HEMILABILITY ENABLES BORON TO
                    MECHANISTICALLY RESEMBLE EITHER
                    HYDRIDE OR PROTON
                    Mechanistic studies of the hemilability of MIDA
                    (N-methyliminodiacetic acid) boronates reveal the chameleonic
                    behaviour of the BMIDA group.
                    Yudin group, Nature Chemistry, 2018
                  5. TIPPING CELL SIGNALING PATHWAYS BY SALTS
                    Mechanistic insights into allosteric regulation ofthe A2A adenosine
                    G protein-coupled receptor byphysiological cations.
                    Prosser group, Nature Communications, 2018
                  6. COMPETITIVE SELF-ASSEMBLY KINETICS AS A
                    ROUTE TO CONTROLLING MORPHOLOGY OF
                    CORE-CRYSTALLINE CYLINDRICAL MICELLESS
                    One can manipulate the seeded-growth kinetics of block
                    copolymer unimers to control the growth sequence of
                    unimers and thus the comicelle morphology.
                    Winnik group, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018
                  7. INHIBITING MYC BINDING TO THE E-BOX DNA
                    MOTIF BY ME47 DECREASES
                    TUMOUR XENOGRAFT GROWTH
                    The Shin lab's designed protein ME47 decreased tumor growth in
                    a triple negative breast cancer mouse model, a type of cancer with
                    no effective treatments.
                    Shin, Chan & Penn groups, Oncogene, 2017

                  Awards:

                  Austin Marchese named 2019 Vanier Scholar

                  This week, Austin Marchese was named one of 2019’s Vanier Scholars, Canada’s most prestigious award for doctoral studies.

                  Austin, who is supervised by Professor Mark Lautens, is recognized for his research proposal "Novel Enantioselective Nickel-Catalyzed Transformations Forming Medicinally and Industrially Relevant Halogenated Compounds".


                  News and Announcements:

                  Nimrat Obhi earns place in 'Periodic Table of Younger Chemists'

                  Announced this week at the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Québec City, Nimrat Obhi (Seferos Group) received a special recognition from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

                  Nimrat was placed in IUPAC's Periodic Table of Younger Chemists, which recognizes 118 outstanding "younger chemists from around the world leading us into the next century".


                  Global Carbon Dioxide Cooling

                  It may come as a surprise, but carbon dioxide, the infamous greenhouse gas driving climate change, is also a leading contender in the replacement of hydrofluorocarbons in the next-generation of “green?refrigeration systems.

                  It offers many advantages over second and third generation refrigerants, including higher volumetric cooling capacity, lower operating temperatures, non-flammability, reduced operating costs, and lower global warming potential. Read more from Professor Geoffrey Ozin in Advanced Science News


                  Professor Eugenia Kumacheva wins de Gennes Prize

                  Professor Eugenia Kumacheva has been named winner of the prestigious de Gennes Prize awarded biannually for outstanding and exceptional work in the field of materials chemistry by the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.)

                  Prof. Kumacheva has won the award for the design of soft and self-assembled new materials with biomedical applications.


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