Alfred Bader Award
For research in organic chemistry
Submit a Nomination: To nominate someone for this award,
fill out the nomination form and submit your complete package as one pdf.
Consult the Terms of Reference
View the complete list of current and past winners
The 2012 winner is:
Yvan Guindon, FCIC
Clinical Research Institute of Montreal and Université de Montréal
Yvan Guindon is a research professor at the Université de Montréal, Department of Chemistry, director of the Bio-Organic Chemistry Laboratory at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) and adjunct professor at McGill University. His research projects include the synthesis of natural products of the polyketides family. Central to his approaches are the use of acyclic free radical intermediates in the construction of stereogenic center and novel stereocontrolled cyclization reactions. The synthesis and biological evaluation of novel antiviral and antitumoral agents are some of the objectives of his medicinal projects. Prior to joining the IRCM in 1994, Guindon held leading positions at Merck Frosst (senior director of medicinal chemistry from 1979–1987 and BioMega Boehringer Ingelheim Canada as vice-president research from 1987–1994). He was made a Fellow of the CIC in 1988 and of the Royal Society of Canada in 1990. He was president of the RSC, the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada from 2007–200). He has published more than 100 publications and co-authored 53 patents.
Terms of Reference top
This award is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition for excellence in research in organic chemistry by a scientist who is currently working in Canada.
Deadline: July 2 of every year
Sponsor: Alfred Bader, HFCIC
Award: A framed scroll, $3,000 cash and up to $500 for travel to present the lecture, if required.
Eligibility: The scientist shall not have reached the age of 60 years by January 1 of the year in which the nomination becomes effective. The recipient will be required to present an award lecture at the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. Membership in the Institute is not a prerequisite for this award.
All nominations will remain in force for three years. Nominators are responsible for keeping the record of the nominee up to date and complete.
- CSC Director of Awards as non-voting Chair
- Past Chair of the Organic Chemistry Division
- Past two winners of the Alfred Bader Award
The award shall be presented annually unless the Committee considers that no suitable candidate has been nominated.JOIN NOW