The Barriault Research Group

Group News

Dec 9, 2019,

Congratulations to Alyson on successfully defending her masters thesis! We wish her luck in her new position at Transport Canada!

Nov 10, 2018

Congrats to Montse for winning the poster prize at QOMSBOC 2019 in Ottawa!

Aug 5, 2019

Welcome to our new student: Tegan O’Brien (MSc.)!

May 1, 2019

Welcome to our new summer student Weldon Blastora (Honors)!

Nov 20, 2018,

Congrats to Sam, Avery, and Terry! Their recent paper got the Frontispiece Cover on Angewandte Chemie!

Oct 26, 2018,

Congrats to Montse, Sam, and Terry for their mini-review in Catalysis Science and Technology on “Recent Advances in Mono and Binuclear Gold Photoredox Catalysis”!

Oct 8, 2018,

Congrats to Sam, Avery, and Terry for their HAT methodology being accepted in Angewandte Chemie!

July 9, 2018,

Samantha and Avery’s first paper titled: “Transformations of Isonitriles with Bromoalkanes using Photoredox Gold Catalysis” was accepted in JOC!

July 6, 2018

Congrats to Avery for winning the poster prize at CSC 2018 in Edmonton!

July 1, 2018

Congrats to Louis for his appointment as Dean of Science!

May 28, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Terry McCallum on successfully defending his doctoral thesis! We wish him luck in his post-doc with Prof. Song Lin (Cornell University)!

May 1, 2018

Welcome to our new summer students Victor (Honors) and Daniel (Undergraduate)!

September 11, 2017

Congrats to Terry, Spencer, and Matt for their accepted manuscript in Chemical Science on photochemical alkylation in collaboration with Tito Scaiano!

September 4, 2017

Welcome to our new students: Samantha Rohe (MSc.), Andre Costisella (MSc.), and Rowan Swann (CO-OP)!

June 16, 2017

Congrats to Dr. Mathieu Morin on successfully defending his doctoral thesis! We wish him luck in his post-doc with Prof. Mick Sherburn (ANU Canberra)!

May 1, 2017

Welcome to our new graduate student: Montse Zidan (MSc.), and our undergraduate students: Alyson Poyser (Honors) and Avery Morris (Honors)!

January 11, 2017

Our new site is live! Take a look at recent research efforts in photoredox chemistry and our new photo section!

January 8, 2017

Farewell to Sam Rohe, our undergrad who is doing a research placement with Prof. Sherburn (ANU) before returning to start her master’s program! And also to Dr. Amandine Xolin who accepted an offer at Paraza Pharma (Montreal)!

December 20, 2016

Congrats to Phil on the completion of his total synthesis of Magellanine, which was accepted in Angewandte Chemie!

September 1, 2016,

Welcome to our new graduate students: Huy Tran (MSc.) and Martin Hebert (PhD.)

May 1, 2016

Congrats to Gabriel, who successfully defended his Ph.D thesis! We wish him good luck in his upcoming post-doc with Prof. K.C. Nicolaou at Rice University.

April 26, 2016

Congrats to Terry! His paper in the gold photoredox Minisci reaction has been accepted in Chemical Science.

January 4, 2016

Welcome to our new post-doc! Dr. Amandine Xolin

November 13, 2015

Congrats to Phil for being awarded Best Oral Presentation at QOMSBOC 2015 (Montreal) for his talk on the total synthesis of magellanine.

September 15, 2015

A joint paper with the Scaiano group detailing a thorough mechanistic study on gold photoredox has been accepted in Cat. Sci. Tech. Congrats to Matt and Terry

September 5, 2015

Welcome to Michael Forburg (MSc) and Samantha Rohe (Honors project)

August 31, 2015

Farewell to our loyal undergraduate students, Marina Sanita and André Philippe Costisella

April 28, 2014

Congrats to Gabriel, his paper on the total synthesis of hyperforin and papuaforins has been accepted in Angew Chem. Shortest synthesis so far!

April 28, 2014

Welcome to our new summer students: Michael, Julie, Prajesh and Maxime

April 25, 2014

Farewell to our honours students: Anika, Sherif and Ekatarina. Good luck in your research endeavours.

November 27, 2013

Welcome to our new post-doc! Dr. Alexandre Cannillo

November 8, 2013

Congrats to Matt and Pat for their manuscript accepted in BJOC special thematic in gold chemistry

Congrats Phil

For your prize on poster at CSC 2013

October 17, 2013

Congrats to Francis Barabé who successfully defend is PhD thesis External examiner: Prof. Liming Zhang UCSB

September 11, 2013

Our paper on Gold(I)-catalyzed photoredox transformation has been accepted in Angew Chem. Congrats to Terry and Matt.

September 1, 2013

Congratulation to Gabriel Bellavance on finishing his 5th PAPP with hyperforin.

August 27, 2013

Congratulations to Gabriel Bellavance for placing first at CSC 2013 (Quebec) with his oral presentation on “Unveiling Polycyclic Polyprenylated Acylphloroglucinols” and Boubacar Sow for placing third with his poster entitled “New One Pot Domino Pericyclic Oxy-Cope/Ene/Claisen/Diels-Alder Cascade”

February 22, 2013

Louis has been invited as visiting professor at Ecole Polytechnique (France). He will spent the whole month of June in Paris

February 17, 2013

Our paper on gold catalysis has been accepted in Pure and Applied Chem

Congratulation Louis

Louis was awarded the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Research Excellence Award (formely the Merck-Frosst Award). This award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to medicinally relevant organic or biophysical chemistry while working in Canada. Louis will give his award lecture at the CSC meeting in Calgary May 26-30, 2012.

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